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    Sako A11 308 Stalker

    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.


















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    thats a cracker i wish my thread protectors fitted like that one! lovely rifle that i like wood ,doug
    DONT START

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    Nice ..... very nice result. It will be sure to shoot up to your expectations.

    ATB

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    Could I ask what a refurb like this would cost please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paultap View Post
    Could I ask what a refurb like this would cost please?
    Rebarrel, bedding job, blacking, proof, carriage, about 30 hrs total on the refinished stock over a number of weeks,,,all adds up, it would have looked a mite better with an ebony tip to the for end and blacked metal cap on the base of the palm swell but that wasn't in the spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AN DU RU FOX View Post
    thats a cracker i wish my thread protectors fitted like that one! lovely rifle that i like wood ,doug
    Ive plenty of 595's and an 55 that could be made similar Doug…...

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    Like it! Have always admired the understated simplicity of the AII vintage Sakos. The new owner will be served well by that lovely rifle. Bet it shoots too!

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    Really nice job; I like seeing a rifle put back to 98% of new. Any more to take out every ding would be too much. And it doesn't need a grip cap or forend cap. Just right.

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    Wow, very nice.

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