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L579 Firing Pin Question

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Sako parts' started by Outlaw6.0, Jul 28, 2022.

  1. Outlaw6.0

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    Morning Folks!

    Long story short, I have a very nice L579 in .243 that is missing the firing pin... no idea why... Obviously they are unobtanium, or at least i've failed miserably to locate one.

    Are there any other Sako models that will cross over. I.e. L57 etc ?





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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    The L57 will not interchange. The AII will.
     
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    Hawkeye........

    I would agree, but I've never had the back end of an AII, or AI, firing pin assembly apart.
    If you have, I'd appreciate knowing how it came apart.

    Thanks
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    The only thing Sako change from the L579 to the AII was the bolt shroud. At least that's what I've seen. If you have evidence to the contrary please present it. I would very much be interested. Never say never with Sako!
     
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    It doesn't. The shroud is crimped on.
     
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    Thank you all for the input! I'll start scrounging for an AII pin as well.

    Please, feel free to keep the discussion rolling.



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    Gentlemen,
    Would not a L579 in 308 have the same firing pin? Isn't the bolt the same in the 22-250 as well?? and don't we have a member in Australia that is capable of making one?? Just asking ?? & trying to help.
     
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    Outlaw6 I have a used L579 firing pin (not a firing pin assembly) that might work for you. I will send you a personal message and you can contact me if you still have a need for this part.
     
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    Outlaw6 I have a used L579 firing pin (not a firing pin assembly) that might work for you. I will send you a personal message and you can contact me if you still have a need for this part.
     
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    Gunner, I tried calling but missed you. I left a message with my PH#. I do need it.



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    Hey all, I just wanted to give a huge shout out to gunner620. He hooked me up with a firing pin that i've been looking for for months. gunner is a super nice guy who took the time to face time me & show me a few tricks.

    Thank you SIR!



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    You are correct!!
    A most generous & Sako savvy friend in deed. Like many of the folks on this site, THE BEST!!
     
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    Tyler sorry I missed your call, as I said the lawn mower was needing me at the time. Will get the firing pin in the mail tomorrow, hope it fits your need and if it doesn't send it back. Enjoyed talking with you . By the way the lawn mower is working ! Jim
     
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    Great to hear Jim! Sure makes lawn mowing easier lol

    Little back story on this rifle. It was actually given to an uncle of mine who is more like a 2nd dad than an uncle. Not being particularly good at sourcing parts (or using the internet at all), he gave it to me as something to play with to see if I could get it running. At the time, neither one of us knew what these rifles were worth (nor did we care). At this point, neither one of us had a dime invested.

    After finding out that they are indeed a very high quality & valuable rifle, it was full steam ahead. I was able to source the shroud, cocking piece & firing pin retaining screw from a small shop in Montana that deals in vintage Sako parts; really nice folks BTW. I was able to source a firing pin spring from Wolff... unfortunately, as you all know, I couldn't find a firing pin anywhere.

    The more I think about this project, I think a plan has hatched. I'm going to get it running smoothly, develop a good load for it and give it back to my uncle. He's done a lot for me over these years & I think it will mean a lot to both of us.

    Thank you all for the help, tutelage & encouragement.




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    Well all, after about two months of searching I was able to procure all of the parts to build a complete firing pin assembly for this old workhorse. gunner620 was kind enough to FaceTime me several times to offer insight & guidance as I assembled everything & was able to set firing pin protrusion properly.

    I haven't test fired yet but, I am certainly looking forward to it.



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    Hats off to you and your efforts! Please post photos of the finished project maybe handing it to your Uncle. Good Karma to ya!
     
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