What year is my L579 Forester?

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  1. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    There are no records available to determine the exact production date, but my best guess would be sometime after 1985, but before 1990.

     
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    Ty that was very helpful
     
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    Probably guys whose experience is with lesser rifles, or maybe they've been reading too many gun magazines. In either case, some people just assume that the factory trigger on a rifle is no good and put in a Timney or whatever. This was probably more common several years ago when a lot of factory triggers were made intentionally lousy at the behest of corporate lawyers, who were afraid of liability suits if a gun with a trigger that you or I could live with were to be involved in an accidental or premature discharge. Ruger used to be notorious for this, although I understand the newer ones are OK. I've reworked or replaced a number of Ruger triggers over the years. Ruger used to offer an inexpensive rebluing service. I once made the mistake of sending them a Ruger .22 pistol with a very nice trigger job on it. It came back with beautiful bluing and a Godawful heavy, creepy, gritty trigger pull. I called them and they said that every gun that passed through their shop had to be adjusted to "factory specifications." Needless to say I've never sent a gun to Ruger for repair since then, and I've bought very few Rugers, period. All of my 10/22's and Mini-14's required trigger work; the single action revolvers have been OK once I installed Wolff springs. I had to change the springs and clean up the trigger pull on my Security-Six.

    Now that you've got the Timney, I'd keep it and correct the inletting. It's an excellent trigger, just as good as the original Sako - no reason to spend time and money to replace it.
     
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    Havnt shot it but hoping this old man made a good choice
     
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    BTW, AV (A roman numeral 5) is the model & not part of the serial number.
     
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    Ok ty
     
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    Yeah, you're dead on there.. this sadly looks as it was a home "Gunsmith" who has actually inflicted more damage then good to this gun, I am seeing now that he had to grind the back of the trigger from hitting the trigger guard. Bought online so it was kind of a gamble for me, this is the second rifle I have had with a Timney. I just can't seem to get them to brake like the original Sako/Tikka ones. My friend has a 77/22 hornet with one of those triggers you are describing, not adjustable either. I think he changed a spring to bring it up to acceptable standards.
     
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    Thank you, I will look into them!
     
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    I sent an email out to Roger, I see 2 different types that people claim to fit the l579 action on has a flat tension bolt, the other is on a 20 degree taper. Do you happen to have a pic of the original trigger for my 1964 action? Thanks!
     

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