Study Guide?

Discussion in 'General Sako Discussions' started by Jaywalker, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Jaywalker

    Jaywalker Member

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    I just bought an L579 Forester and now I find I'd like to learn more about how Sakos changed over the years and generations. If someone could post a few links for study guides I'd appreciate it.

     

  2. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Lots of threads here under the forum section Sako Medium Actions that cover the evolution of the L579/AII Sakos. Just peruse the thread titles to narrow your search.
     
  3. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Also include the L57 in your searches. It was the original "medium length" action introduced in 1957 and around 10,000 of them were made prior to its being modified into the L579 in late 1959. The primary difference in the two actions was the safety, but the early L579's carried over some L57 features like the floorplate release and the slightly wider magazine well.
     
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    cl_leg Well-Known Member

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    this is the "study guide" ;)
     
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    icebear Well-Known Member

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    Volume 1 of Arma Fennica has quite a bit of historical information on Sako rifles, and lots of photos. I've had my copy for many years and I seem to recall I got it from Rutgers Books online. You may also be able to find a copy on Amazon or an auction site. The book is in Finnish but some of the text has English translations. The first volume is a general history of Finnish firearms, Volume 2 is specifically military, and Volume 3 deals with edged weapons.
     
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    Thank you. I'll look for it.
     

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