SOLD FOR: $1370.70
Make: Sako, Imported by Stoeger
Serial Number: 861532
Year of Manufacture: 1992-1995
Caliber: 300 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle w/ Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “CAL..300 WIN. MAG. MADE IN FINLAND” next to a Finnish proof mark. The bottom of the barrel is marked “IMP’D BY STOEGER, S. HACKENSACK, N.J.”. The left side of the receiver is marked “SAKO L691”, “861523”, and a Finnish proof mark. The bottom of the bolt handle is marked “523”. The floorplate is engraved with an elk’s head and the trigger guard has floral engraving.
Barrel Length: 24.5”
Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights. Two rings come mounted to the top of the receiver to equip a scope (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece skip-line checkered wood with a pistol grip that has a right palm swell, a raised Monte Carlo comb with a cheekpiece, and an orange firm rubber Sako buttpad. There is a sling stud in the belly and one in the bottom of the forearm. The forend and pistol grip have rosewood caps. There is a tan inlay in the shape of a bear’s head in the grip cap. The front edge of the grip shows a mark that has removed a small portion of finish. Otherwise, there are only a few sparsely scattered faint lines and barely perceptible nicks. The LOP measures 14 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the Sako buttpad, which shows a few light marks at the heel. The stock rates in about Fine-Excellent 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. The muzzle shows an M.E. of 0.0.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a few hardly notable marks throughout the barrel. There is hardly any operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger breaks cleanly and crisply. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: On display we have a beautiful Sako L691 that was manufactured sometime between 1992 & 1995. This rifle sports a gorgeous skip-line checkered stock with rosewood caps and a right hand palm swell. The L691 was the model just previous to the M75. It is more similar to the original L61R in that it has a traditional two-lug 90-degree bolt as opposed to the three-lug 60-degree bolt of the M75. This rifle is immaculate with a feather light trigger and a shiny bore. It is not apparent that this rifle ever saw any real use in the field. Please see our photos and good luck!