I get asked to do a variety of interesting projects, this is one I loved doing.
It started out as a "well used" Sako A11 in 243, the barrel was shot out and the stock was frankly peppered with dings.
A chap asked me if I could make him a classic stalker on a limited budget, and I had this in a cabinet waiting for a refurb.
The rifle is pretty much standard, apart from the Lothar Walther chromoly barrel which was profiled in the Sako Hunter pattern.
308 Win, SAAMI spec min dimensions and 1-10 twist tube, threaded M14x1 with protective cap.
The action has been totally stripped, all parts that needed replacing have been, the trigger has also been stripped and given a work over (now breaks at 1.5lbs), as has the bolt (which has had new slide small parts fitted)
The stock is pillar bedded and has been stripped and re finished, while doing so I removed all but the worst scrapes and dings, theres a couple I simply couldn't do anything with, though it is to be a working rifle, and will inevitably get knocked again.
All the metalwork has been re blacked after high gloss polish.
I like the end result, the photo's simply do not do it justice.