Sako Forester .243 Bofors Steel
This clean pre-Garcia L579 Forester with Bofors Steel barrel is from 1966 and is C&R eligible. It is original except for missing the sight hood. The wood and finish is in very good condition, showing only nominal marks and impressions, and the bluing is nice except for a couple of small spots on the barrel and thinning at the muzzle. The bore is sharp on the 23" barrel, while the magazine holds five rounds down. The light use it has seen over 53 years may take it out of the "collector" category, but it is a fine shooting-grade Sako from the era in which they arguably produced their best rifles.
Stock #1586RS, C&R eligible