SOLD FOR: $1400
Serial Number: 353266
Year of Manufacture: 1979-1982
Caliber: .22-250 Remington
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left of the receiver is marked “SAKO AII”, a proof mark, and “353266”. The left side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN FINLAND”. The top of the chamber is marked “SAKO / Cal..22-250” and a proof mark. The bottom of the barrel is marked “IMPTD BY STOEGER INC. N.J.”. The buttplate is marked “FINLAND / SAKO”.
Barrel Length: 24?
Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights. Equipped to the top of the receiver via two rings is a Bushnell High Contrast optic with a duplex reticle and 6-18x magnification. The external surfaces show faint handling wear and the lenses are clear. The scope is in about Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece checkered wood with a widened forearm, pistol grip, straight comb, sling swivel front and rear, and a black synthetic buttplate. The only visible imperfection is a tiny little dragline on the right side of the forearm at the front. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows no notable wear. Overall, the stock is in about Excellent 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. There is some minor fouling on the lands midbore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are just a few light marks on the barrel. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is light and crisp. We did not fire this rifle. There is a bolt release on the left side of the receiver and a safety on the right side that locks the bolt handle as well as the trigger. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is the previously mentioned scope.
Our Assessment: Sako first started making rifles with FN Mauser actions in 1951. By 1961 they had settled on 3 different length actions. The medium action designation, L579, was changed to AII around 1978. This is an AII chambered for .22-250. The rifle is in about Excellent condition with 99% of its blue finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. Your standard 22-250 ammo offers a 55 grain bullet and 3,680 fps muzzle velocity; a 50 grain bullet hits 4,000 fps, and a 36 grain bullet nearly hits Mach 4 at 4,250 fps. This rifle ought to make for a great hunting rifle for the lucky winner and won’t do too bad on the target range, either. Please see our photos and good luck!