Sako Stocks on eBay

Discussion in 'General Sako Discussions' started by icebear, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. icebear

    icebear Well-Known Member

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    There seem to be quite a few Sako factory stocks on eBay at the moment. There's an L61R stock said to have come off a .270 with a "repairable crack" (looks repairable to me) that is sitting at $56, no reserve. Pretty wood, much better than average for an older Sako. Then there's an AV stock in good shape for $350. Dual crossbolts so it must have come off a magnum. Wood is also quite nice. And there's an L61R stock with spectacular wood, but the seller wants $760 OBO. There are others as well.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Finnbear-S...a=1&pg=2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100036.m2109

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sako-Factory-AV-Stock-/373002391214?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10


    https://www.ebay.com/i/333540742486...pg=11010&algv=DiscV2&brand=Sako&ul_noapp=true
     

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    Talking about Sako stocks, does anyone know when the oy and ab vanished off of the Sako butt plates? I don't think this topic has ever been discussed. My Sako L46 in 6,3 X 33R .25 - 20 WCF which came out of production on 1st October 1949 has the oy and ab on the butt plate, where as my Sako L461 .222 Rem. which came out of production in 1967 does not have the oy and ab on the butt plate. Hoping this post will create an interesting discussion.

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    I'm not sure about this, but instead of being related to "standard" or "magnum" chamberings, my impression is that the dual crossbolts came on A-series rifles which had the "Tikka" trigger rather than the Sako #4 trigger. The "Tikka" trigger was larger and therefore required more internal wood to be removed, so a second crossbolt was added to reinforce the inletting in that area.
     
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    Interesting, thanks. I have only one AV; it's a 9.3x62 and has the dual crossbolts. My AIII does not, and that's all the A-series guns I have access to at the moment.
     
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    BJ: I have a LH safety .222 from April of 1951 which does not have any "oy" or "ab" on the buttplate. Neither does an earlier 7x33 from 1949, however I can't be certain that the buttplate is original. Both have the large "S" inside a gear-like symbol with tiny S-A-K-O letters between the upper four tooth recesses of the gear -- but no "Oy" preceding or "Ab" following. Other early L46's in my collection have this same buttplate.

    Post a photo of your Oy/Ab buttplate since I'm not certain I've ever seen this pattern.
     
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    Hello Steve,
    I also have oy / ab on a Sako L46 .22 Hornet butt - plate of 1953 { right hand safety } I will post a photo soon. The oy / ab are very small raised letters. I hope we get alot of comments regarding this post. Can you post photo's of your 7 X 33 & .22 Hornet butt - plates. Like you have often said quote - " You never no with Sako's "!
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