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Model: 85 S Classic
Serial Number: N40628
Year of Manufacture: 2020-2021
Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Action Type: Detachable Magazine-Fed Bolt-Action Rifle
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “CAL. 6.5 Creedmoor 8” MADE IN FINLAND” and a Finnish proof mark. The right side of the barrel is marked with a factory warning over “IMPORTER – BERETTA U.S.A., Corp., ACKK., MD 20607”. The left side of the receiver is marked “SAKO 85 S”, the serial number, and with two Finnish proof marks. The bolt is serial-matching, marked with “SAKO LN40628” and three Finnish proof marks.
Barrel Length: 22.4”
Sights/Optics: There is no provision for iron sights on this rifle. The receiver is grooved for mounting optic rings (no optic is included).
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered wood with rosewood capped forend and pistol grip, fluted monte-carlo comb with cheek-piece, and orange rubber buttpad. There are light handling marks, but otherwise this rifle is free of any notable wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The buttpad is free of any notable wear or damage. Overall, the stock rates in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Blue
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 are light handling marks, but otherwise this rifle is free of any notable wear or damage. The screws have minor tool marks with strong slots, and all markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork and Accessories: This SAKO 85 Classic comes in its original box with a manual, safety cable lock & keys, a sling swivel, and two allen head screwdrivers.
Our Assessment: As stated on Sako’s website, “The Sako 85 Classic comes with the traditional Sako features: a straight and classing oil-finished walnut stock with a rosewood fore-end and butt; a strong extended recoil lug, fastened inside the fore-end; and an integral tapered scope mount rail on the top of the receiver and free-floating barrel. The classic look and feel enhances the experience of owning one of the world’s most respected rifles.” We couldn’t have said it better! This rifle is a true beauty with practically no wear. It comes in its original serial matching box with a manual and is chambered for 6.5 Creedmoor. The 6.5mm Creedmoor was designed specifically for long-range target shooting, although it has been used successfully in game hunting. Don’t pass up on the opportunity to take this one home!