Saturday Night Sako Special Trivia´- Sakos on TV and in movies.

Discussion in 'Show us all your beautiful Sakos!' started by L61R, May 9, 2015.

  1. L61R

    L61R SCC President Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Guys, I´m out on the ocean and have little to do on my free time so as usual, I´ve spent a couple of hours scanning the interweb for a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

    Came across some Sako related things of course and thought I´d start at thread on Sakos in films and on TV. I always check for Sakos in movies but there are some.

    I start with two pics of a Sako Grendel SRT, a rifle I´ve handled and shot last year. Not rare by any means but not an everyday find either.

    Here´s a pic from the 1990 movie Quick Change featuring Bill Murray.

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    And another from Law and Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 7

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    They also used a Grendel in the Terminal Velocity with Nastassja Kinski but no pics I´m afraid.

    Here´s a pic of the SRT:

    450px-Grendel_SRT.jpg

    I will post more pics of other Sakos from TV and movies but I hope you good people can help out! Just for fun.


    Have a good one!

    Jim
     
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  2. topgear

    topgear Sako-addicted

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    Cool stuff Jim.

    I was hoping one of our U.S. Members would get a slot on one of the U.S. Reality gunshows. ;)
     
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    In the Line of Fire is a 1993 action thriller starring Clint Eastwood

    There was nothing on TV the other night, so we were idly watching some old movie, wife thought I was having a heart attack when I got very excited.
    There's a scene where for about half a second you see the forend of a Sako Deluxe rifle.
    This movie web site has it listed as a Colt/Sako Deluxe. I think it's a Sako not a Colt/Sako (due to the checkering). The web site says both hunters were carrying Colt/Sakos, I was just focused on the LHS hunter for that 1/2 second, so can't say what the other guy had, but it didn't stand out.
    If you scroll down this web page, it shows a still from the movie.

    http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/In_the_Line_of_Fire#Colt_Sako_Model_L-579_Rifle

    What say the experts

    Cheers
    Piper
     
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    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    Sako all the way.

    DeerGoose
     
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    Yes, Sako Deluxe (not Colt as the checkering pattern is different), with less common front sight but missing the sight hood.

    However, the Sako was seriously mis-cast. I remember that movie and particular scene and there's no way two yokels like those hunters would have been carrying a Sako. More likely a Mossberg.
     

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