Finnwolf VL63 Trigger Guard

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  1. Richard Kovach

    Richard Kovach Member

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    Hi, just took my new finnwolf apart to have a look see and find out what was what. All seems to be in good condition, though one of the connector links, part # 303 or 304, has noticeably more lateral play then the other side. What I'm posting this thread for is to find out if it was common practice for Sako to use miss matched numbered parts. All parts that were numbered have numbers matching the serial number of the rifle except the trigger guard, part # 411. That is numbered 949, a number lower than the the serial number and the rest of the numbered parts. So is that part not original or just common practice? Thanks

     
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    Richard Here is a bit of an update
    I decided to look at some of my current Finnwolfs.
    I may have misspoke when I said the serial numbers matched, it is more likely the guns
    I took apart had no serial etched on the trigger guards, I kept trying to remember if I actually was remembering correctly and decided to try to verify.
    I looked at 6 Finnwolfs, 2 are 4 shot versions I recently picked up, and 4 are 3 shot versions. The interesting thing is that the 2 4 shot versions had numbers etched on the trigger guard and the numbers did NOT match the serial numbers of the guns. The 4 3 shot versions that I looked at had no numbers etched on the trigger guard.
    If other members want to check it is as simple as opening up the action and looking on the left inside near the front of the trigger guard. So at this point I am not sure what to say.
     
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    It is common practice with some gun manufacturers to use "assembly numbers" to keep track of large parts intended for a particular gun. These assembly numbers do not match the serial number. Bolts, if numbered at all, are normally numbered to the gun after headspacing.
     
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    So... mismatched numbers probably original...lol well that makes me feel better.
    Thanks all.
     
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    nice groping on your target
     
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    Thanks, that was 5 rounds with my Sako TRG 22 at 200 meters
     
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    thats sweet
    what grain bullet
    my lever sako 308 can cover 5 shots with a nickle 100 yards only got 7 power scope 125 grain flat base barns copper 51grains 748 winchester powder
     
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    IMG_20180328_142501_1.jpg
    I think that was with 168 grain IMI RasorCore.
    I fired 5 rounds, ran down, took a photo, ran back, and did that two more times. The groups we falling apart and so was I, lol. It was early spring, icy, I had my carharts and boots on.
     
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    nice i would of had heart attack lol
    good thing you werent out hunting and had too do that with that gun
    11lbs alot of gun
    that gun must be good well past 1000 yards
    my game are usally inside 400yards
    like shooting inside 300 though
     

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