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Discussion in 'Sako Mausers, Hi-Powers and Magnum Mausers' started by Old Hippie, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/906474038

    Good morning fellow Sakonites!
    I ran across this gun during my morning wake up exercises.
    It’s kinda singing Sako, but the furniture, namely the checkering pattern screams Anshutz!
    Can anyone clarify for me if this is Sako built?
    The Forest????

    Hippie

     

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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Other than the seller calling it a Sako, I see nothing that tells me it is. Looks like a custom gun built on a Mauser type action to me.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary SCC Board Member

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    Well, it 'taint no Sako, obviously. I highly doubt that it is an Anschutz, either, although the skipline checkering on the stock is very much like Anschutz used. Anschutz never produced a "medium" or "large" centerfire action, but they did use a Krico-made action to chamber some .243's on -- however, this is clearly a commercial Mauser 98 and not a Krico.

    During the 1960's there was a plethora of proprietary branded (and unbranded) centerfire rifles manufactured on commercial Mauser 98's made in a number of countries such as Spain, Germany, and Yugoslavia. My guess is that the rifle in the auction is one of these -- and it appears nicely done.
     
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    Appears to be a Commercial Mauser Forest rifle, not Sako. Nice rifle, but not properly represented.
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    I did notice the absence of any Sako stampings (lions head ..etc.)
    Thanks dudes!

    Hippie
     
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    I have seen seevral early Sako Mauser 98s that had no Sako markings except on the barrel.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    That's how the Sako Hi-Powers were stamped. The name SAKO, the serial number, & the caliber were all stamped on the barrel. The rifle in question has no such Sako stampings.
     
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    When Sako starts stamping loins on their rifles they are in big trouble I think... ;)
     
  9. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Lol!
    Oops!
    Lions

    the dyslexic Hippie
     
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