Its certainly had an easy life and been well cared for by previous owner(s).
Is it an M65?
Funny , it looks exactly like the one in my safe lol . Welcome to SD big guy .
Nice find. They are out there. I bought a mint 595 in .308 from SD member Flytie abut three years ago. I can only assume it wasn't snapped up because it wasn't threaded. Didn't bother me. Small price to pay for a mint example of a fine rifle that isn't made any more.
And last month it was joined by a Sako 75 in .243. Again mint and barely a shot fired. It pays to keep looking and be patient.
I use a 695 in 25.06 and its a cracker. Nice find and I hope you have many happy years together !
Ithaca gun Co., What is their history in Sako & Tikka stuff?
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This was before Tikka was affiliated with Sako.
According to Sako's website they took over Tikka in 1983.
Sako history | SAKO
Nice acquisition, can't beat old school tikka...and 25-06 is a superb flat shooting calibre.
Those 65's are indistructable. Nice find
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