Sako Beretta Model 75 Hunter .223 Remington Stainless Bolt Rifle, 1998-2007
SOLD FOR: $4001
Model: 75 Hunter
Serial Number: 739289
Year of Manufacture: 1998-2007
Caliber: .223 Remington
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle w/ Set Trigger fed by Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “CAL. .223 Rem. 8” MADE IN FINLAND” and a Finnish proof mark. The right side of the barrel is marked “WARNING: RED MANUAL FOR SAFE USE, FREE FROM / IMPORTER-BERETTA U.S.A., Corp., ACKK, MD 20607”. The left side of the receiver is marked “SAKO I 739289”, next to a proof mark. The bottom of the grip has an inlay marked “SAKO”. The bottom of the bolt handle is marked “289”.
Barrel Length: 24” Fluted
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 stock is one piece checkered laminate wood with a widened forend, pistol grip with a right hand palm swell, raised Monte Carlo comb with cheek piece, sling stud front and rear, and an orange firm rubber buttpad. There is no significant wear or damage. The checkering is very sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad, which shows hardly any wear. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10/10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some infrequent light marks throughout the barrel. Otherwise, there is no significant wear worth mentioning. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is light and crisp. 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: Included is a single 6-round magazine.
Our Assessment: The Sako 75 is a bolt-action rifle produced by the Finnish manufacturer Sako from 1996 until it was replaced by its successor, the Sako 85 in 2006, and finally discontinued in 2007. The Sako 75 was named after the 75 year anniversary of Sako in 1996, when the first Sako 75 was made. The Model 75 was externally very similar to earlier Sako models. This is a gorgeous rifle that is in about Fine-Excellent condition with a bright bore and strong mechanics. It also features a feather light set trigger. It is chambered in the praised .223 Remington. The 223 Remington is a rimless, bottlenecked rifle cartridge. It was developed in 1957 by Remington Arms and Fairchild Industries for the U.S. Continental Army Command of the United States Army as part of a project to create a small-caliber, high-velocity firearm. The 223 Remington is considered one of the most popular cartridges and is currently used by a wide range of semi-automatic and manual-action rifles as well as handguns. Don’t miss your opportunity to take this rat-shooter home today! Please see our photos and good luck!