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  1. Paul B.

    Paul B. Well-Known Member

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    Hi All - Recently picked up an early Garcia L61R Deluxe in .270 Win as well as a pre-Garcia Bofors L579 Deluxe in .243 Win (has a pretty cool floorplate I think). Looking forward to mounting some optics and seeing what they can do!

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    sakojim Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations Paul. It appears that you captured two very collectible Sakos. Please take good care of those beauties. Sakojim.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    That's the "two deer in woods" floorplate on the L579, very nice. There is also an even scarcer "three deer in woods" model that is very similar.

    By the way, those are "native" whitetail deer from Finland depicted on the floorplate. In the early 20th Century Finnish expatriates in the Upper Midwest shipped a stock of whitetails to their homeland. The deer flourished there and the whitetail is perhaps the #2 game animal in Finland behind the moose.
     
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    Thank you @sakojim !

    @stonecreek Thanks for the information. I can only hope to find a "3 deer in the woods" floorplate one day. Very cool that the whitetail is thriving there!
     
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    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    Don't forget about the single deer floorplate as well ! "collect them all"......which is what I've been trying to do for the last 30+ years !!

    Nice rifles, congrats.
    DeerGoose
     
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    Thanks @deergoose !

    Wondering out loud, what's considered the rarest floorplate? Bear on L61R maybe?
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    It depends on who you ask. If I've seen two of a particular pattern and you've seen only one, then you have to regard it as rarer than I do. I doubt that any of us have seen all of them (in the flesh at least). Every now and then a pattern crops up which almost no one seems to have seen previously. But if a pattern is seen often enough to have acquired a name that Sako enthusiasts recognize ("fishgods", "two deer in woods"), then it's probably not the "rarest" one.
     
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    Nice looking rifle!
     
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    Stonecreek and Paul. Seems as though my feeble mind recollects seeing an as new condition example of a Griz Deluxe pattern on a 26" barreled .264 low serial number L61r in the deep recesses of my safe some time back. Also had a L579 Deluxe in .243 with 3 deer engraving, but I gave it to my daughter years ago. As far as I know it is still in new unfired condition and will be passed on to a grandson for future safe keeping. I sincerely hope that there are more of these fine Sakos being saved for posterity. Sakojim.
     
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    @sakojim Sound like 2 drool-worthy rifles! :)
     
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    Paul. I have a friend that has a twin to the L61r which has the collector coveted Buffalo engraving. I enjoy telling him that my Griz wants to chomp on his Buffalo. Just a little humor between friends. Like all Sako collectors, I would sure love to put his Buffalo in my safe but I am happy that it is in good hands and know that it will be preserved as new. Sakojim.
     
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    Would love to see pictures of both guns one day!
     
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    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    wow ! Yes, knew about all of the big game L61R plates in Bison/Buffalo, Moosehead and Griz/Bear. As for the rarest, I haven't a clue. What other plates are there ?

    Did they ever put the Sakolope on an L461 ?

    We've got pics of the different plates here somewhere on this website, so search away ! I've got lots of different ones, but nowhere near all of them. The medium action L57/L579 produced the most varieties.

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    Paul and DeerGoose. You did perk up my my curiosity enough to check on that Griz. Found another one or two of interest. Would love to share pictures but am not that sharp on computers and have just had this thing overhauled with all new systems to get rid of the hackers and malware. Will try to send some pictures as soon as I get time. First off, I must downgrade the condition of the .264 deluxe with the Griz floorplate to good. The one as new is a different Deluxe with 24" barrel. Second, I found a set of Sako Collectors Finnwolfs new in plastic with boxes. Third, found one of interest that I had forgotten. A Sako AV Friends of NRA 2001 Gun of the Year edition, #27x of 775. This rifle has the nicest inlaid silver and gold(?) floor engraving of two grizzly's that I have ever seen. Fourth, found a L61r in 7mm that looks to be new with open sights (front hooded, rear ladder and rear detachable peep. This rifle appears to be a European import carry over. Fifth, a L46 Riihimaki Mannlicher in .222. Scary what a fella might find in that darned safe. Sakojim.
     
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    @sakojim Sounds like quite the collection! Would love to see pictures when you are able too (especially of that NRA Grizzly floorplate). Very cool!
     
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    Hi Paul. Yes it is the same series. It appears to be a very nice rifle. Its a shame that some one had the dovetails drilled and tapped for inferior mounts. Sure did not improve the value or the accuracy. By the way, has any one seen or have an original Sako L61r serial # below 1500 with a 26" barrel and stamped "338 Mag" on top of the barrel? Just wondering. Sakojim.
     

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