Pardon my venting, but when people misrepresent a rifle, particularly a Sako, in a for-sale ad it gets under my skin. This dealer has represented this L61R as "MADE IN 1962 FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION" https://www.gunsinternational.com/g...first-year-of-production.cfm?gun_id=101301115 Well, first of all, June of 1961 was when the first Finnbears shipped to distributors were produced. And the serial number of this gun shows in the inspection records to have been inspected in November of 1963. That would be the third year in which the Sako Finnbear L61R was produced. This rifle came off of the assembly line two-and-one-half years after the first of its kind. Obviously, the seller is attempting to make the rifle more attractive to potential buyers by representing it as "First Year Production". This is either out of ignorance, carelessness, or fraudulent intent. Not only that, some unwary buyer may buy it, then later offer it for sale depending on what he was told by the seller and representing it as "First Year". This has a way of perpetuating itself and convincing many people who come in contact that some how it was made in 1962 (when it was not) and that 1962 was the first year of production (which it was not). When you run across one of these guys who has such a rifle obtained under such a misrepresentation they will almost fist-fight you when you tell them that the information they have is inaccurate. I have no experience with this dealer. However, I seem to recall that someone here on the forum mentioned having dealings with him in the past. It would be helpful to know if he makes a practice of misrepresenting his offerings, or if this is simply a careless mistake on his part.