BREAKING NEWS!!! SAKO ORIGINAL FACTORY RECORDS ARE IN OUR HANDS! By a good healthy dose of luck and many personal contacts with Mims Reed from the old Sako Collectors Association, I have been given access to copies of the actual Sako Factory Records! Yes you are really reading what you are reading!! I have obtained copies of the Sako factory records with serial numbers, date of manufacture, calibers and on many rifles additional information such as type of stock, model and so on. There are also separate Sales records where one can find information about the very first purchaser, when a certain batch of rifles was shipped and which rifles it contained etc etc. These records begin prior to WW-II and continue up through much of the 1970´s, so most of the really interesting years of Sako production are included. It´s not all there but a lot of it! A lot! There are approximately 25,000 pages of Sako records! There is a multitude of information hidden in the files and we have only just begun to scrape the surface. The general information will soon be shared with YOU, the great members of SCC, in a new area, called The Members Zone. A few examples of what we have found so far: 1. Some rifles with consecutive serial numbers left the factory as much as five years apart! 2. The very first rifles produced of a model often had serial numbers as high as 1800 or 2000. Sako almost never used the one and two digit serial numbers for the earliest production of a model, although this varies. 3. At least some of the original Weatherby rifles built on FN Actions were built in the Sako factory! 4. The first L61R Rifles were shipped in June of 1961, not 1962 as is often reported. 5. A single L61R in .264 Win Mag was shipped in 1967 to the American Embassy. As you can understand, this is a major breakthrough in establishing when a certain rifle was made and where and when it was shipped! Plus in many cases, it gives us a lot of other information as well, such as stock configuration, caliber etc. A full Announcement will be available here, in a few hours: http://www.sakocollectors.com/forum/threads/good-news-for-scc-members.10533/#post-54114 MORE INFO WILL FOLLOW SOON!! SCC MEMBERS MUST LOG IN TO SEE THE CONTENTS OF THE MEMBER ZONE!