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What is this Sako .243 fullstock?

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waterwolf

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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.
(I do not have access to it. Just photos.)

What is this Sako .243 fullstock?

What is this Sako .243 fullstock?

What is this Sako .243 fullstock?

What is this Sako .243 fullstock?

What is this Sako .243 fullstock?
 
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.
 
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.

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