This is not about Sako, but I think it's relevant to collecting in general and will be of interest to some of the group. This past weekend CDNN auctioned off a Steyr SSG PII sniper rifle with serial number 1 on Gunbroker. This model was originally designed for the Austrian army and has been discontinued for several years. CDNN bought up the closeout stock and has been selling the rifles for a few years with a base price of $1399. It is available in several variations: Black or green stock; 26" military or 20" police/urban barrel; conventional trigger or double set ($100 extra). The rifle at auction had a black stock, 26" barrel, and single trigger. It is otherwise completely ordinary except for the serial number. (The ad lists a 24" barrel, but the box says the length is 650mm, which equates to 26",) Auction price for serial number 1 was $3125. That means the premium for the serial number was quite a bit more than the value of the gun itself. Just an interesting sidebar in competitive collecting. Here's the link. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/877732162 And here's a link to the page for the regular SSG PII. Looks like they've run out of all the options except 26" black with single trigger. https://www.cdnnsports.com/steyr-ssg-69-pii-308-26-1-trigger-o-r-1-5rd.html?___SID=U#.X1_l6i2ZNBw The SSG PII is an absolutely superb sniper/target rifle. I got one from CDNN a few years ago, a 26-incher, in army green rather than black and mounted with a 2.5-10X Steiner. It will shoot consistently under 1/3 MOA with good ammo. It is, of course, big and heavy, but it is about as accurate as my custom L46 heavy barrel in .222, maybe a bit better. It has a smooth-running multi-lug bolt with a 60 degree life. It's basically the same gun as the earlier PI version, but with a Picatinny rail replacing the earlier proprietary Steyr scope mount. It's easily worth the $1399 tab - but I had no interest in paying the extra $1726 for S/N 0001. I hope the buyer is happy with his purchase.