Sako Model AV A-V .375 H&H mag Blue 23″ Bolt Action Rifle, MFD 1981-1985

SOLD FOR: $1125

LSB#: 210330DP02

Make: Sako

Model: AV

Serial Number: 594655

Year of Manufacture: 1981-1985

Caliber: .375 H&H Mag.

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate Internal Magazine

Markings: The bottom of the barrel is marked “IMP’D BY STOEGER INC. N.J.”.

Barrel Length: 23”

Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights. Equipped to the top of the receiver is a two-piece Buehler rail and two 1” diameter weaver rings for mounting a scope (none included).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered wood and features a pistol grip with a right palm swell, monte carlo comb, cheek piece, and a Decelerator buttpad. There are hardly any imperfections except for a few nicks at the rear right side of the buttstock and a faint line here and there. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 7/8” and 13 1/8” from the trigger to the rubber buttpad and wood, respectively. The buttpad shows hardly any notable wear. The stock rates in about Fine-Plus overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 94% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light finish loss with faint scratches from abrasive cleaning mid barrel. There are a few scattered minor spots of oxidation on the barrel as well. There is faint operational wear. The screw heads show light use with strong slots. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Plus overall condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is light and crisp. We did not fire this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: Sako hit the civilian market in the 1940’s making some of the worlds finest and most accurate rifles. They were so good that they became a part of the Beretta group. This AV is no exception. The bore is bright with beautiful rifling and the trigger is light as a feather. Please see our photos and good luck!

Sako Model AV A-V .375 H&H mag Blue 23" Bolt Action Rifle, MFD 1981-1985
Sako Model AV A-V .375 H&H mag Blue 23″ Bolt Action Rifle, MFD 1981-1985