Sight Hood?

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  1. icebear

    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Did Sako ever use this style of sight hood, or is this just a hood somebody stuck on a rifle because the original was missing and this happened to fit? (Rifle is an L579 carbine).
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    Yes, Sako did uses some tapered sight hoods, but I don't think on that model. It is likely from another rifle.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Possibly reversed?......but aren't they tab/detent indexed?

    Hmmm......
     
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    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    Garcia era hood.....how late a L579 carbine? could be correct.

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    Gun is on GB; photos don't show the import marks. S/N is in the 86,000 range, putting it well before the 1974 numbering change.
     
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    I have full size Garcia catalogs from 1971 and 1972 that show the carbine with straight hood. The 72 and 1973 catalogs also show the M72 with double tapered hood. The 1974 catalog shows the M73 with the double taper hood. The 1977 catalog shows a slick barrel carbine without a front sight. If the carbine you're looking at was made after 1972, I'd say the hood could very likely be correct.
     
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    Hello Sako Lovers,
    I have a tapered front sight hood on my Sako L46. 6,3 X 33 R which came out of production on 1st October 1949. I do know that the hood is original.
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