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Vixen, how old is it?

Sako Collectors Club Discussion Forum

If it has a serial number below about 111,000 it's date of inspection can be obtained from the Club's Factory Records Service (click on link at the top of this page). If it is above that number there is no definitive source for its age, except to say that it was likely made 1972 or after.
Vixen is a marketing term & can mean any of the Sako small actions. The L46, L461, AI, & even the S491 were referred to as a Vixen. I think even the 75 & 85 small actions can be or were called Vixens by some. It would help if you were more specific & provided pics. Even if your action is not in the factory records the club has, various features like magazine releases, barrel stampings, checkering patterns, grip caps, stock shape, etc. can help give an "estimate" of it's born on date. Sako did NOT build rifles in sequential order, so dating is problematic.