Your thoughts on the 222 Engraved HB Riihimaki that recently sold at auction?

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  1. asf

    asf Member

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    http://poulinantiques.auctionflex.c...&keyword=sako&lso=lotnumasc&pagenum=1&lang=En

    Did any of you see this Riihimaki heavy barrel rifle come up at auction with the oak leaf engravings?


    I didn't bid, but I'm interested to know if this was a factory engraved rifle - was it a deluxe version of the L46? I've also not seen one before with a claw foot scope mount like this. Interesting rifle, too bad the stock was cut & original butt plate removed.

    I'm interested to hear any thoughts from the forum on this rifle.

    Thanks!
     

  2. bloorooster

    bloorooster Sako-addicted

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    WOW! To my knowledge, (which is very limited:bigsmile3:), Sako did not produce anything like this, but I must say this L46 is very, very nice.....Good luck if you decide to bid!-Bloo
     
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    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    Nice rifle. However, on a multiple choice test, I'd pick 'custom job' all day long.

    DeerGoose
     
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    cmjr Well-Known Member

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    Yowser, 17% buyers premium on that puppy, someone just paid 1300.00 for that rifle plus add-ons. Sure hope their initials were HKG.
     
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    I agree with DG. Someone just decided to go nuts on this rifle. Looks cool, though. Has to be a lot more in it than what it sold for. Kind of reminds me of Parker-Hale 1200P engraving and Weatherby Lasermark work on the stock.
    Sorry for the bad language:evil2:
    S-A
     
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    Thanks for the info, I had been wondering if it was original or custom.
     
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    Anonymous Sako-addicted

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    asf,
    Well, it's quite a piece of work. That's for sure! If anyone on the forum happened to buy it, show us more.
    S-A
     
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    bloorooster Sako-addicted

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    Yes! the engraving is very close to that of the the PH 1200. Someone really put some money into this rifle...BTW Sometimes , when I use the "recent posts" on the side bar, I overlook the important info like the "heading", which in this case says "recently sold".....um...yeah!-Bloorooster
     
  9. Anonymous

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    Bloo,
    I have to admit, I may have bit on that one myself. As with most of us, there is something in being "unique". Good, bad, or otherwise.
    S-A:bigsmile3:
     
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    rowdy Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that is alot of work on a rifle, abit OTT for me but as L61r and S-A say variety is the spice of life. Personally I would like to know where he got the pecar 56 mm objective scope?

    Best regards

    Rowdy
     
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    cl_leg Well-Known Member

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    Nice custom! In case the link disappears..
    L46 custom.jpg
     

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    Someone put a lot of effort into that rifle, but I am afraid it is too much like a tattooed biker gal. Nothing really balances on it from the scope to the high relief patterns on the stock. Trying to be as objective as possible, it still looks like a nice rifle ruined by someone trying to make it something they weren't capable of...
     
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  13. NPhillips

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    ^^^Spoken like a true purist!!!

    Can't say as I blame you...
     

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