Bofors barrel production

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  1. munising

    munising Member

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    Would it be possible for an AV model to have a Bofors marked barrel from original production? I’m looking at one to purchase however I question if the older manufactured barrel may have been added after the rifle was produced.
    Any help would be appreciated!

     

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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    AV's weren't made until over a decade after Sako discontinued the Bofors stamp. The barrel channel of an AV wouldn't match the Bofors barrel either. If it does then the stock is not original to the the action either. Caveat Emptor!
     
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    Thank you for the explanation! I did like the look of the rifle however I had the feeling that something was just not correct.
    Thanks
     
  4. Charles Witt

    Charles Witt Well-Known Member

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    Hi Paulson.
    Sorry to hijack thread, but on a related subject, I have a 270 Bofors Deluxe with a push button floor plate release. Is it possible that this is original configuration? 20211128_201931.jpg 20211128_201911.jpg
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    If the serial number shown on the tag in the photo is correct for this rifle then you can get the date of inspection from the Club's factory records service. If the date is before roughly 1969 then it could certainly be an original Bofors-marked barrel.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    If the serial number on the tag is correct it should be a Bofors era barrel, IMHO. I'm not sure when Sako made rifles with the push button release, but as we all know they didn't institute changes on specific dates & features like the floor plate releases would be commingled for a period of time until that part supply was exhausted. Stonecreek is more up on floorplate releases than I am. Hopefully he will chime back in & clear that up for us.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Chime: What Paulson said.
     
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    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    I have a question for you Charles. Is the Elite sitting on your deluxe actually touching the barrel?
     
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    Great question. :) There is a little daylight. Here's a better picture.
    20211130_100420.jpg
     
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    kevinlg Well-Known Member

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    I can relate......

    Once......one of my heavy barrel rifles had a "close" scope.

    A friend asked about it.

    I said......"That's the definition of eight thousandths of a inch". :) :)
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    I like my scopes mounted as low as possible, and even have one that is so close to the barrel that a thin piece of paper will get stuck if your try to run it between scope and barrel.

    This happens to be an HB rifle in a small caliber, so I don't think it matters. But with the aid of high-speed photography you'd be surprised how much relative movement and oscillation there is in a rifle when it is fired. I would think that, with a sporter barrel in a larger caliber, a scope as close to the barrel as the thickness of a cigarette paper might actually hit the barrel, perhaps multiple times, before the shock wave settled down.

    I've never seen any research or testing on it, but it would be interesting to see if sometimes a close-mounted scope interferes with a barrel's vibrations and has an impact on accuracy.
     
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    kevinlg Well-Known Member

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    Stone.....

    Another good use for, and why God made......carbon paper! :)
     
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    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    OK....now I can exhale. I always hate to see a scope that is mounted high to escape cheek weld, but with target shooting and such I guess it is an unnecessary thought as some just shoot the way they are most comfortable. I always tried to keep the spacing as low as possible for the scope and rifle in question.
     
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