Sako Deluxe .223 pre-Garcia Bofors
If you are a Sako enthusiast you'll know how rare this piece is! The .223 chambering is very scarce with the Bofors marked barrel since few were made prior to the mark being dropped in 1968. We've only had two other .223's with the Bofors mark in the past, and both were standard grade. This is the very first Deluxe Bofors .223 we've seen, and it is in exceedingly nice condition. It has the oak leaf and acorns floorplate design, the early "s" magazine release, and the fixed sling swivels of the earlier L-series rifles. We've obtained the factory records on this rifle from the Sako Collectors Club and find that it was inspected in January of 1967 and shipped, appropriately, on Valentine's Day of 1967 to Albricht Kind, a large firearms dealer in Germany. Its condition is excellent throughout, with only a few minor marks on the wood and near perfect blue and bore. The pad shows just a bit of crush, but is very usable and we would recommend not replacing it in order to maintain originality.