Whoa! 7x57 Finnbear Mannlicher

Discussion in 'Sako Mannlichers and Carbines' started by stonecreek, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Hillcountry

    Hillcountry Well-Known Member

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    I’ve named my most deadly rifle Ruger Model #1 in 7mm Mag (killed more deer than any other of my rifle) “Jezebel”
     

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    Regarding the question about shooting it or not. Do whichever you enjoy, but don't plan on making any money as an investment. Lets be honest, if you paid $800 for some Sako 20 years ago, don't shoot it, and now its worth $1600....have you cut a fat hog? I don't think so, you may have kept up with inflation though.

    If you like to name your toys, by all means name it.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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  4. icebear

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    Well, if I wind up with the rifle in question, I've got a box of ammo all ready for it. I am a collector/shooter, and I buy guns with the intention of shooting them. There are several guns in my collection that have never been fired, but that's just because I haven't gotten around to shooting them. I'm skeptical that leaving a hunting rifle, even a nice collectible one like a rare Sako, unfired really adds all that much value as opposed to a gun that is well kept and fired occasionally.

    The one area I know where unfired is a big deal is the Colt SAA. Collectors make a big thing of guns with no turn marks on the cylinder. I'll take one that's been fired for a few hundred less, thank you very much. I guess an unfired pre-64 Model 70 would also fetch a sizable premium, but that's one of the reasons I don't collect the Model 70.
     
  5. gowyo

    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    Whoever gets it I hope you save enough in your budget to buy a $300 front sight Hood from the custom shop...;)
     
  6. icebear

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    If it is an AV, it probably takes a cheap Williams sight hood. The AIII and AV Mannlichers typically had Williams front and rear sights, for instance my AIII in .30-06. The earlier rifles based on the L61R action had the older-style setup with no rear sight and the Sako front sight and hood.

    I might even have an extra Williams hood in my junk box.
     
  7. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    When I see a rifle advertised as "unfired" I take it with a grain of salt. I know someone fired it at the factory -- at least they better have. Sako used to advertise that it fired all of its rifles with a proof load at 60,000 CUP - probably in the area of 70,000+ PSI using today's piezo-electric pressure machines. And the fine Kimber of Oregon rifles came with a three-shot proof target.

    In the end, it is impossible to tell whether a gun has never had another cartridge in the chamber or if someone has put a half-box down the tube checking out how it shoots. The condition of a gun speaks for itself.
     
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    icebear Well-Known Member

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    Amen, Brother.
     
  9. Hillcountry

    Hillcountry Well-Known Member

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    any update on the:

    7x57 Finnbear Mannlicher
     
  10. gowyo

    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    I learned that my facebook link may not work. Here is a pic of of the Cabela's AV 7x57 fullstock carbine. It may or may not be the same gun as in this thread. Both in Tx, If I were a betting man... FB_IMG_1548988579051.jpg
     
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    I would like to bid on that beauty! Thanks for the Pic gowyo
     
  12. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    I talked to the dealer this weekend. He says he is going to put it up on Gunbroker, probably starting this Sunday. He says "no reserve -- high bid gets it, period."

    I'll post a link to it whenever it goes up.
     

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