For sale is a Sako 7mm Rem Mag Model L61R rifle S/N 511739 in what I’ll call 99+% condition. It’s been shot, and it’s been hunted, but I always protected it with Gun Chaps and you‘d be hard pressed to find a flaw anywhere on it.
It is stocked in a California Claro walnut with very striking coloration and contrast, glass bedded action & free floated bbl. 14-inch LOP. It has a hand rubbed, satin, in-the-wood finish and is hand checkered in 18 LPI, borderless. It also has a 3/8” cast-off built into the stock, reducing felt recoil and better aligning the eye with the scope when it is brought up quickly.
It has Pachmeyer recoil pad & Pachmeyer flush sling swivel mounts and the
original old-style Sako 1" rings (These are going for $130 used now).
The scope is optional. It's a Leupold Vari-XIII 3.5-10X with one small scuff on the forward bell.
I'm asking $1000 for it rifle only, $1125 with the rings only, $1400 with rings and scope.
Why should you consider buying this rifle? Well, if you’re seriously looking for a nice Sako in this caliber, and you must be or you wouldn’t be reading this, why would you even consider anything else? A standard caliber factory Sako in 98% condition goes for about $750-900, magnums about $100 more; you can see that from the listings here and many other places. The high-grade walnut blank alone on this one cost me $250, and I had to have it rough inletted ($100), shaped, sanded and bedded ($150), hand finished ($300) and checkered ($200). And those were 1985 dollars! Then there are the Sako rings ($130) and installation of the pad and sling swivels ($150). So to duplicate this rifle would run you at least twice the price it’s listed for.
This is a custom Sako priced like a plain Jane. It’s a rifle I’ve been proud to shoot, and you would be too. Please don’t ask me if I’ll accept less for it, because it doesn’t cost me a cent to keep it in my safe and pass it on to my kids and grandkids. I’d just rather see it out getting some use.
I'll send the rifle to a local FFL dealer in your area before you commit to buy, as I know a purchase from pictures is difficult