Following on the other thread I'd thought I'd ask a few questions about the type of birch stocks used on the early sako L46 rifles. There seems to be a lot of variation in the "grades" of birch stocks used and I'm wondering if this was due to different staining or actually a characteristic of the wood? A couple of photos to show the variation that I have on a couple of rifles. Does anyone know if the birch we call "silver" birch here in Australia is the same as the "Arctic" birch used in these stocks? Also has anyone ever seen the birch stocks on a sako rifle in the L series apart from the L46 - i.e. L57?