I picked this rifle up about a year ago. I didn't know much of anything about Sakos when I bought it (and I know precious little more now) but I was looking for a new prairie hunting rifle on either a Mauser 98, Model 70, or older Sako action, and this thing came along with a reasonable price tag. It seems to have been refinished with some kind of very thin, hard, matte coating (I suspect Cerakote, but don't know for sure) and transplanted into what seems to be a McMillan-esque stock made for a later Sako A-series action with a longer tang. The tang void was filled in, but badly. The stock doesn't seem to have ever been bedded to this particular barreled action, as the fit was very loose when I bought it, and there was considerable back-and-forth 'rocking' when the action screws were loosened at all. I spent last weekend doing a home glass bedding job that turned out pretty well (good COVID-19 quarantine activity!). I plan to re-paint the stock, so I wasn't too obsessive about the cleanup work. I removed the old Conetrol bases that were wedged onto the dovetails, apparently by a gorilla, and picked up some used Leupold ringmounts for it. I've cleaned the bore down to bare metal (the bore is very smooth and the rifling looks nice and sharp), stripped and cleaned the bolt, cleaned all the gummy old oil out of the trigger assembly, and I'm getting ready to mount a Meopta MeoPro 4.5-14x44 and load up some ammo. I want to be ready to hit the range when we're all allowed back outside. I'd just like to know exactly what it is that I have here. I know Finnbears were made for a long time, but can someone tell me when this one was made based on these markings, bolt shroud style, etc.? Also, any idea what the deal with this stock is? Many thanks in advance!