L579 recoil pad

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  1. Crimson Mister

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    I have three Sako’s but I’m not familiar with the different configurations of their rifles. I’m looking at a L579 in .308 that has a S/N in the 11,000 range. It has a recoil pad on it and was wondering if they would have come from the factory that way back then.
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    If it is a factory pad it will have "SAKO" on the rear face & will probably be crushed, crumbly & deteriorated. A L579 in 308 that early in production most likely had the plastic buttplate, but with Sako you never know.
     
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    The Deluxe Sporters are the only L579 to have a rubber pad. The 579 heavy barrel, standard sporter and mannlicher came with a plastic buttplate. Regarding the mannlicher, I have seen a couple Deluxe Mannlicher and they did have a rubber pad. The Standard and Deluxe L61R rifles both came with The rubber pad.
     
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    This is a Mannlicher but I don’t know if it’s a deluxe. LOP is 14.5” if that helps. I do have a L61 Mannlicher in 30-06 with a recoil pad but it’s a later version. Thanks for the input.
     

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