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Short Actions Long extractor?

Discussion in 'Sako Short Actions' started by wombat, Jun 28, 2022.

  1. wombat

    wombat Well-Known Member

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    Hello Members,
    I was not able to find an answer for this on a search, but I’m sure I have read it somewhere??
    When did Sako stop producing the long extractor on the L461 action?
    Thanks, Jay

     

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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    From the rifles I’ve seen here in the states, the long extractor phased out with the L 46.
    The 461 bolt and it’s extractor were all all similar to the L 579 and L61r design in my opinion.
    BUT…I’ve noticed over time that Sako shipped rifles to Australia that bore parts that are different in dimension and appearance! One example would be the shorter cocking piece on L579’s
    Are there any photos you can supply to show this long extractor/ L461 configuration?
    Bloo
     
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    kevinlg Well-Known Member

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    Hip........

    I've many of the old L461 actions with the long extractor.
    Just a guess........but I'm thinking that the conversion to the short extractor happened at about the same time the S-type floorplate release was converted to pushbutton.

    Maybe this helps??
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Cool Kev!
    I’d love to see a comparison photo..if you could work one up.
     
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    kevinlg Well-Known Member

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    Hip........

    After all the effort I have spent assembling Conetrol mounts and rings.............it seems, as I've been told, there's little time left for eating/sleeping.

    But........I'll see what I can scrounge together.........with what little time.......years......I have left.
     
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    Hippie likewise both my l461s have long extractors.
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    All I have left are 46’s … are the extractors similar?
     
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    I believe the L46 and early L461s both used the long 1.5" extractors. I'm out of town but when get back home I will post dome photoz of a spare one I have
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary SCC Board Member

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    Here's a photo of the earlier "long" L461 extractor beside the later "short" extractor. The short one happens to be from an A-I, but it is the same as the late L461's. The "short" extractor is essentially the same design as used on the L57/L579/L61R, etc.

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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Thanks for posting the photo - now I know what we are talking about. The change to the short extractor must have been very late in the production run; all four of my L461's have the long extractors.
     
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    Thanks Stone
     
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    I have 2 Sako L461 with the long extractor that were inspected in 1968. One is a 223 serial number 785xx inspected on 8/16/68. The second is a 222 serial number 1021xx inspected on 12/18/68. Both rifles are Bofors marked and have the S-Type floorplate release. The balance of my 461's are pre 1968 rifles and they have long extractors.
     
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    Here are some pictures of the Long Extractor out of the bolt
     

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