Short Actions Twist rate of barrel of 222rem Sako

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  1. Delko

    Delko Member

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    Good day Guys

    Please assist with the twist rate of the following 222rem sako.

    I believe its a "Classic" with the piece in front of the stock?

    Please assist serial 58800-ish

    Any general comments?

    Thank you

     

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  2. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    You have a Standard Grade early 1960's L461 Vixen (the "Classic" was a much later version beginning in the late 1970's or early 1980's). The stock has been nicely customized with a contrasting fore end tip, a custom grip cap, and added recoil pad.

    These typically had the fairly standard twist of 1-14" or the near metric equivalent of that.
     
  3. Delko

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    Thank you for all the info so the added fore end of the grip is not a standard issue item but was added later?
     
  4. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Yes, the forearm tip as well as the grip cap & recoil pad were added after it left the factory. Your serial number is within the range the club has factory records for, so if you click on Factory Records Service you can request the info & find out it's production date & when & in what configuration it left the factory. Pictures of early L461's are here on the forum if you would like to see it in it's original factory condition.
     
  5. Delko

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    Paul
    Can you direct me to a thread about the factory look.

    I'm rather disgusted about the fore arm tip.
    Why do people add this?

    Can this be returned to the original look?
     
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    Don’t be too disgusted, use it as a live and learn moment. In the 60’s and even into the 70’s the angled fore tip was fashionable. Weatherby imitations were seen on all sorts of makes. You’d have to locate an original stock to pull it back to its factory look, but it’s probably not worth the added expense, and leg work to locate a proper replacement. It looks like a shooter grade rifle with a nice 4x and original mounts. I’d clean it up and enjoy it. Hope this helps.
     

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