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Several guns in one?

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dustinga

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982320995. On GB. Donut crossbolt, low-ish serial number (which I realize means little), then a push button release and round tang. The biggest red flag is 2 different inspectors marks on the action and barrel. Has this rifle been pieced together, or is this mixture of parts possible from the factory?
 
“NSN”
I didn’t notice the inspector marks…but with the possibility of that receiver being lost in the bottom of an assembly bin for years, it is quite possible that two inspectors were involved.

Sako and Limbsaver should never be allowed in the same room…bloo
 
If that rifle was inspected and shipped in 1967 or 68, I too believe it could be original. But if it was inspected and shipped much earlier , say 1964 to 66, it seems very unlikely that the push button round tang bottom metal is original to that rifle.
 
Whenever I see the earlier open cross bolt (Shiny Donut) I then expect to find a Bofors stamp on L series guns. With L61’s I have seen the round tang , push button along with the early open cross bolt on rifles with Bofors stamped barrels.
 
Whenever I see the earlier open cross bolt (Shiny Donut) I then expect to find a Bofors stamp on L series guns. With L61’s I have seen the round tang , push button along with the early open cross bolt on rifles with Bofors stamped barrels.
+1

"Mix and Match" from the factory happens, particularly when a rifle is built close to the time of the introduction of a new feature.
 
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