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Sako Info needed?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by deadeye45, Jun 2, 2012.

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  1. deadeye45

    deadeye45 Member

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    Wanted to ask an 'expert'about,
    Sako 'full stock model, 'Forester', 23 1/2" barrel, L579 model, medium action, 22-250. Serial number, six digits, 1074XX. also says made in Finland. Fjestad, blue book says "subtract 25% for post 72 guns". what year it was made?
    thanks Larry
     
  2. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    Here you go...

    http://www.sako.fi/pdf/datatables/SakoOldmodelsNumbering.pdf
     
  3. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    I have never heard of that 25%. I have alot of Forester Sako guns and they are all great shooters. How ever when you have a full length stock it will historicly not be as accurate as a standard stock rifle. Never the less I would not pass one up for my collection. Great guns the Sako's.
     
  4. deadeye45

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    HSLDS,
    According to the chart (you provided) you can download, January 1, 1960 10091 to 118961, February 15, 1973. Assuming they had about an equal output over those years, it was made in 1970.


    Auctioneer,
    the stock measures from the trigger to the front of forend, 17" and 31" overall. So would you know, based on your other guns, is this a 'Full stock model'? Just repeating what the bluebook says: "deduct 25% for those made after 1972". It has a Leopold gold ring 10X with adjustments on the front, infinity, 400, 200, 100, 5.0, 4.0, 2.5. what ever all that means. Accuracy: the gentleman I purchased the gun from says "he can shoot a coyote in the head at 400 yards every time".
    any information helpful.
    thank you for your replys.
    deadeye45
     
  5. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    I think when you state 'full stock model' people see that as meaning 'Mannlicher stock' (the wood extends almost to the muzzle).

    Other than that I am not sure of what you mean by 'full stock.' The L-579 could be had in 22-250 with ether type of stock - normal rifle stock or Mannlicher stock.

    Blue Book (31st edition) gives values of $1,050 at 100% for standard stocked Forester (23" barrel), and $1,300 at 100% for the Mannlicher version of same (20" carbine barrel).
     
  6. superxjeff

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    Unless he is talking about a varmint stock which in no way is considered a full stock. Jeff
     
  7. deadeye45

    deadeye45 Member

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    Looking again at the Bluebook, and reading between the lines of your replys, I have a L579 Forester, normal stock (book calls it a full stock) made in 1970, at about 97%. It is not a Mannlicher.
    thanks
     
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