Action Unidentified Build from my Grandfather

Discussion in 'Other firearms built on Sako actions' started by TTail1994, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. TTail1994

    TTail1994 Member

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    Hello all,

    I had this rifle passed down to me from my grandfather. I know he had purchased it somewhere in Connecticut, but do not know too much more about the rifle or gunsmith. I can tell that it is a L61R Sako action from the stamping... but other than the obvious, I am stumped. The fable was that it was made by someone who turned barrels after hours in the old colt plant, but we are not sure.

    Even if anyone has any guesses on what the script writing says, I am all ears and will follow up on any leads. Just want to know more about it and its history. Any info on the serial number on the action is appreciated as well.


    Respectfully,
    T
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  2. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    The stock looks exactly like those on the H&R Ultrarifles, but the figure is better than usually seen on them. H&R used mostly FN actions on their long action Ultrarifles, but there were a few made on the Sako L61R. My best guess (and it is only speculation) is that you have an H&R Ultrarifle with a custom barrel. Maybe you could post a photo showing the stock full length?
     
  3. TTail1994

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    Appreciate the info! Here is a full length photo
     

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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    While the stock is very similar to an H&R stock it lacks the contrasting fore end tip and the color of its stain is not as red as the H&R's. Your rifle appears to be a full custom, with a custom barrel and stock on a Sako L61R action. But a very nice one, of course.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Is it just my eyes or does that barrel look 30" long??
     
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    It is 28" long with the break.
     
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    Interesting to see another serial number with an extra space between the 1 and 3. Thought my 7MM Mag with serial no. 1 3006 was an oddity.
     

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