SOLD FOR: $1775
Make: Sako, Imported by Stoeger
Model: Varmint AII Action Heavy Bbl.
Serial Number: 399710
Year of Manufacture: 1989-1991
Caliber: .308 Winchester
Action Type: Bolt Action with Hinged Floorplate Internal Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “AII 339710” and with a Crowned Lion proof mark and a “RV”. The left side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN FINLAND”. The top of the barrel at the chamber is marked “SAKO / Cal..308”. The underside of the barrel at the front of the forend is marked “IMPORTED BY STOEGER”. The underside of the bolt handle is marked “710”.
Barrel Length: The heavy barrel is 23”
Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights. The top of the receiver is grooved for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The one-piece stock is checkered walnut with a pistol grip, straight comb, and flat-bottomed beavertail forend. The stock has a black plastic buttplate on the butt with a SAKO logo and a white spacer. There are sling swivel studs mounted near the toe and on the underside of the forend. There are a few hardly noticeable scattered draglines scattered throughout. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate shows an impact at the toe. The stock rates in about Fine-Excellent Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no significant wear to speak of. The tang screws are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. The safety is mounted at the right rear of the receiver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes in its original serial matching box.
Our Assessment: Sako first started making rifles with FN Mauser actions in 1946, and finally settled on three different length actions that changed designations over the years. The L57 medium action was used between 1957 and 1959, and replaced by the L579, which was used until the 1990s. In about 1977, the action was referred to as the AII on guns sold in the United States. This rifle is a Varmint Heavy Barrel with an AII action and a 23” barrel chambered in .308 Winchester. The rifle is in Excellent condition with only a few light marks in the wood, and the bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. This is a very nice-looking well-made rifle that is going to make someone a great rifle. Please see our photos and good luck!