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What is this Sako .243 fullstock?

Discussion in 'Sako Mannlichers and Carbines' started by waterwolf, Jan 24, 2022.

  1. waterwolf

    waterwolf Well-Known Member

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    What is this rifle? Some sort of special? It is a .243. It has an extended mag and engraving on the trigger guard.
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  2. misako50

    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    It looks to me like a later model Mannlicher Carbine (Factory) with a slightly modified deluxe bottom metal to facilitate a removeable box mag. Hence the scrolled trigger guard. The stock looks like it may have come from a .308 since it has a recoil crossbolt.
     
  3. waterwolf

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    Do you think its a (special or custom?) factory job or something that someone made up out of parts?
     
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  4. icebear

    icebear Sako-addicted

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    It looks to me like a custom job. Sako did make a few detachable-mag guns on pre-model 75 actions, but I'm pretty sure they were on A-series actions and that's an L579, judging from the bolt. I remember a buddy of mine and I looking at a Rock Island auction catalog about 20 years ago that had several factory Sakos with detachable mags. We drooled all over the catalog, but decided the prices would be out of our league and didn't bid. Then they went for a lot less money than we expected, resulting in a lot of regret.
     

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