Carbine 1971 L61r Manlicher Carbine????

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    Hello gentlemen,


    I have been reading on the forum but am looking for clarification. My question is was 1971 the only year that the L61r carbine configuration imported to the US? My friend has a 338 and a 7mm both 5 digit serial numbers and 3 lug bolts. D50873E1-91DC-4AC4-8274-9D92E7B54949.jpeg 880FBB99-AC8E-4899-9ADB-7C8FB162EB01.jpeg 390C89FA-DA5C-4F38-923F-C87F6DDFA3A8.jpeg C7C2F863-B32F-4E02-9164-9560C04048C6.jpeg
     

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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Sako shipped Mannlicher style rifles throughout production in every action size as far as I know.
     
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    I may be wrong, but I don't think Sako shipped many, if any, early production (during the 60's) L61R action length. Short and medium length, definitely.
     
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    I know they shipped the manlicher carbine in the AIII and the AV but I am strictly talking about the L61r branded actions.
     
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    Those are both beautiful rifles.
     
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    My 7 MM Rem Mag Mannlicher is marked L61 even though it has the covered bolt shroud. My thinking is that must be one of the change over guns before they started marking AIII. The serial number 5303XX kind of bears this out, 77-78 year range. Of course there is no third lug.
     
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