photo unnamed_zpsad4c74d3.gif
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Thread: My poor L461 stock!

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    10

    My poor L461 stock!

    Hi! I thought I had better post something instead of just being a lurker! Here are some pictures of a Sako I bought a couple of years ago. One look at the stock and I really wasn't interested in buying the gun but the seller was insistent

    I would like to buy a good used stock but am not sure which ones will work?

    Thanks

    Ed









  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Texas Hill Country
    Posts
    3,258
    Interesting trap door buttplate, and nice color and figure in the wood. The stockmaker's interpretation of the pistol grip is somewhat clunky, and a stock with this quality wood deserves a nice checkering job. I'd consider having an artful stockmaker reinterpret and checker this stock which might result in having an exceedingly nice custom job.

    Any stock for a sporter barrel L461 or A-I Sako will fit as a replacement.
    Texas Hill Country

  3. #3
    Senior Member bloorooster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Almost Heaven USA
    Posts
    1,559
    Nedlate...I will agree with Stone on the quality of the wood on your L461, It has very nice contrast and figuring, could be well worth having it (the stock) worked on or trimmed up a bit. Top that off with a nice checking job and I think you'd be very pleased and even more "interested" in your Sweet Lil' Vixen!-Bloo
    "Honesty may be the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy."
    .. George Carlin

    Almost Heaven...North America

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    10
    I agree the wood is real nice. I think I'll check around and see if anyone here can do that kind of stock work. Thanks for the comments!

    Ed

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    missouri ozarks
    Posts
    13
    i was expecting some ugly chopped up piece of 2x4, lots of potential there, check around warsaw mo, most of the fajen /bishop stock people are still there.
    never catch snow flakes with your tounge until the birds have flown south for the winter.
    missouri ozarks, near springfield U.S.A.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Iowa USA
    Posts
    909
    nedlate:
    Wood is gorgeous! Would probably cost you less to dress it up with reshaping to your liking & checkering than to get another stock. If you want to sell it give me a call.
    Hawkeye Bottoms- Iowa, USA

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    81
    I'll join the crowd. The figure in that piece of wood is nice. For what a used replacement stock would cost, you could get a nice custom checkering job and be the envy of the forum. I'm with Paulsconstruction, if you want to get rid of that ole 2X4 for cheap, get in touch!
    JBurke832
    Land of fine bourbon, great basketball, beautiful women, and fast horses, Kentucky, USA

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    10
    Thanks for all the replies! I know it really is a nice figured stock, I hadn't thought about having a stock maker going over it. I did have in mind to try to do something myself, but I think your ideas are better. Now I have to get my ambition up and call a guy that does stocks up the river. I have only had the rifle out once with some factory 2nds for ammo so I am not sure how it will shoot. I do have dies, bullets, primers so I need to start loading some ammo for it.

    Again, thanks for the replies.

    Ed

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Florida's Emerald Coast
    Posts
    65
    Ed --
    I'm a stockmaker with 50 years of experience, and your wood is superb. I'm not soliciting work, just offering input. Your grip may be somewhat thick, and moving the nose of your comb back and corresponding reshaping of the grip and cheekpiece may remedy most of your grip issues. Also, your cheekpiece is awfully large and meets the butt too abruptly. Reshaping so they flow together would trim it just right and complete the tweaking. You may want to remove the excess wood along your toeline, too. When you do, the wood will flow into the grip and the notches behind the grip will go away. The wood is breathtaking and well worth reworking. Also, the suggestions about checkering are spot-on. It just finishes the rifle. You have the makings of a truly spectacular stock on about as great a rifle as was ever made. I've owned them all, and if it isn't a pre-64 Model 70 or 54 or a Sako or a Mannlicher Schoenauer, its pretty much an also-ran. A nice Mauser ain't too bad either, which makes sense, because the 98 Mauser is the grandaddy of the Springfield, Model 70, and mini-Mauser Sako.
    Steve Diehl, Sr

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    10
    Hi!
    Well I finally took my gun to a stock maker! I am a little apprehensive because I am not experienced in what I wanted done, so I let him tell me what he thought needed done. I have seen his stock work before and they look pretty nice. I still am not sure about the checkering he suggested but I went with his judgement. The place is a couple of hundred miles away so I won't get back for a couple of months. I'll post pictures when it is done! Cross my fingers!!
    Ed

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •