Sako TRGs TRG-S is it a Sako or is it a Tikka?

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  1. gryphon

    gryphon Active Member

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    My buddy is trying to tell me that my TRG-S is a Tikka and made by the Tikka factory and simply branded a Sako .
    He says this due to the bolt release being on the right side instead of the left.
    I maintain that it is a Sako factory rifle,so members who is right and wrong?
    First pic is the standard black stock,second after a bit of paint!

     

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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    The TRG-s ("s"for "sporter") is a derivative of the TRG sniper rifle. It is thoroughly Sako and was designed and produced long before Tikka and Sako came under the common ownership of Beretta.
     
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    deersako Well-Known Member

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    I agree with stonecreek, the TRG-S was produced soley by Sako.

    Welcome to the club Gryphon, Sako and Sambar - great combination !
     
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    Thank you for your reply,I believe so myself but I cannot convince my buddy downunder,I have been trying to find a reference to where it was made that i could send him to change his silly idea`s but cannot source any.
    Tar for the welcome also DS
     
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    Whoo Hoo! I was sent the email address for Sako`s Chief Gunsmith and emailed him ... he took the time to email me a reply and stated unequivocally that my Rifle is a Sako (doh) and was made in the Sako factory...lets see my buddy argue that one haha.
    The receiver`s are milled from the same cold hammer forged steel as the Trg Sniper jobs.
     
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    I own one of each rifles under discussion here.

    The S varies from the 22/42 in only a couple ways, at least when it comes to the receiver/action. _Be assured they are from the same assembly line, or were; since the S is no longer in production best as i know.

    You can interchange an S receiver with a 22/42 receiver, bolt is same except for handle. _Only difference is the closed bridge design of the 22/42 versus open on the S, the wider scope base dovetail on the S, and the S has safety lever cut-out which 22/42 does not because the safety lever is inside the triggerguard there. _You can put any M995 action into the 22/42 stock assembly and use the detachable trigger and magazine system._

    By milling a notch in the front of a 42 magazine, you can use it in an S rifle. _Barrels interchange perfectly and bolt bodies also interchange.

    There is nothing Tikka about these guns.
     
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    Thanks,Thats right! The Tikka issue was resolved long ago,my mate still has egg on his face.
     

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