Tikka M-65 fullstock 6.5x55

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  1. robinpeck

    robinpeck Well-Known Member

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    Tikka M-65 fullstock 6.5x55


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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Sweet!! Is the extra piece of wood that extends the stock to the end of the barrel factory or added later. Really like it's looks. Never saw one like that before. Very cool !!!
     
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    Its all factory. It is a nicely matched but separate piece of wood (the same as the the vast majority of Sako and Husqvarna full-stock rifles). It definitely came from the factory as a full-stock (w/20" barrel). With palm swell and functional cheekpiece it is a very ergonomic rifle....and...built like a walnut ans steel tank.

    Note that the Tikka M65/55 came from the factory with a flat receiver ring top and flat rear receiver bridge, both at the same height, with dovetails and also drilled and tapped for standard scope bases. So you can use Tikka rings (see above image) or any flat bottom bases (e.g. Talley bases #252714). Very handy. Not sure why Sako didn't do this.

    They are not common but here is another one from a 2104 Danish auction:

    http://www.lauritz.com/en/auction/full-stock-sporting-rifle-tikka-m65-caliber-6-5-x-55/i3898178/
     
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    A few more photos now that I have tracked down and installed an original front sight.

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    Very nice find Robinpeck! I stumbled across a M55 Continental in .222 that is in awesome condition, it's not a full stock but looks very similar to yours along with the cold weather bolt knob! Now all you need to do is find an original butt pad for it.
     
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    Mine has a very original pad. See photo.

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    I think that is aftermarket/custom stock on a T3 Battue rifle. They did nice job on copying the checkering style though.
     
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    To me it sure looks like a typically clunky Tikka factory stock ( same supplier that makes the CZ stocks?), with the standard Tikka T3 checkering pattern. I would expect a custom stock to be more svelte and also to have hand-cut checkering. The French sales site claims it is a brand new rifle complete with factory warranty, and there is no mention of it being a custom job. Many firearms manufacturers make only limited runs of fullstock rifles for the admittedly small Stutzen market and therefore a lot of people never see them and when they do, assume the rifles have custom stocks. (Similar comments have been made to me about numerous fullstock rifles of mine, including the Tikka M65 Stutzen and a Sako M78 .22LR fullstock below, both of which are completely factory original.)

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    How can we find out from Tikka if the T3 Stutzen is a factory job? I have written an inquiry to the Canadian importer (stoegercanada) but have not yet received a reply.
     
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    Very nice find!
     
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    Better off writing an e-mail directly to Tikka (Sako). Don't expect a fast reply though.
     
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    I got a "probably":

    "The Tikka Fullstock is probably something that was manufactured specifically for France. It is not something that is offered in Canada.


    Sorry we couldn’t be more help.


    Kira Bernardo

    Parts and Service



    Stoeger Canada (1990) Ltd.

    1010 Thornton Rd S

    Oshawa, Ontario L1J 7E2

    905-436-9077 Ext. 244

    https://www.stoegercanada.ca"
     
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