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#5041716 - 03/14/11 Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value
CBinNH Offline
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I stumbled upon a Sako Vixen 222. It has blonde wood with rosewood endcaps. Barrel says L461 & Bofors Steel. Serial # in the 90K's. Blue is nice. Wood shows some small dings. The worst thing I see on it is the Sako recoil pad is a bit mashed. It has a Lyman All American 4 power on it too. I'd appreciate any input. If this is an improper question to ask here, I apologize moderator & will accept my flogging.


Edited by CBinNH (03/14/11)

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#5042008 - 03/14/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: CBinNH]
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I'll give you $500 for it...grin.

I really have no idea what its worth.

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#5042231 - 03/14/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: DINK]
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Nice!!

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#5042318 - 03/14/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: x2mosg]
cal74 Offline
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Scrapnel would probably be the best bet on here for real worth.

Myself I've been watching Vixens for over a year now, specifically .222's.

My .02 cents on yours 750-850.00 it would sell pretty quick. Most are asking 900-1100.00 and some bring that, but they seem to sit around for a long time. I don't know really a thing about the different variations and what's more desirable. I just want a nice one that I can also go shoot.

Don't think the scope really adds anything to yours, and they don't look like original rings either?


ps: I'll give you 501.00 smile
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#5042345 - 03/14/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: cal74]
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Originally Posted By: cal74
My .02 cents on yours 750-850.00 it would sell pretty quick. Most are asking 900-1100.00 and some bring that, but they seem to sit around for a long time. I don't know really a thing about the different variations and what's more desirable. I just want a nice one that I can also go shoot.

Don't think the scope really adds anything to yours, and they don't look like original rings either?


Good advice... Also keep in mind that the pad is going to be a detraction but I agree the 750 to 800 area it should sell without having to sit on it for a long time.

The Borfus steel barrel is a plus...

Out of curosuity, what engraving is onthe floor plate. If it is other than the Antelope, it may help with value a little...
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#5042370 - 03/14/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: Sako]
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#5042462 - 03/14/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: Cruiser1]
geedubya Offline
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A couple of thoughts/questions come to mind.
Are you buying or selling. Are you a Sako Nut.

I am a Sako nut. I've owned three vixens in 222. As well as heavy barreled 223, a couple of 243's and 257 bob in L579.

I purchased my L461 vixen varmint at retail about 10 years ago and paid $850. It was pristine, probably never had been fired.

I just picked up a riihimaki 222 pre-461 Sako in 222. Paid $900.
Neither were a deluxe.

I've sold several in the last year or so. Went between $850 and $1k. they were heavy barreled varmints, neither were deluxes.
I'd say anywhere from $900 to $1,100.
You might take a look at gunbroker, gunsamerica etc. and see what they are bringing there.
Best
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#5042520 - 03/14/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: geedubya]
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You guys are messing with my $500 offer... grin

Dink

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#5042792 - 03/14/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: DINK]
CBinNH Offline
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The rings/base look to be Redfield, the floorplate has what look like acorns engraved on it. The l461 is on the receiver, not the barrel.

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#5042797 - 03/14/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: DINK]
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of course we are!

might even go behind your back and offer $510 in a PM.
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#5042806 - 03/14/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: DINK]
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Originally Posted By: DINK
You guys are messing with my $500 offer... grin

Dink


I already upped your offer whistle
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#5042831 - 03/14/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: geedubya]
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I bought one 3 years ago ... a Vixen deluxe 222 for $850 at the local Gander that was unfired, mint, and had Bofors barrel, original factory mounts, fox and acorn inlays, blonde wood, serial # in the 80's, definitely a pre-garcia made @ 1968 or so. I considered it a steal though at that price and do suggest you sell it on the Sako collectors forum. You have a rare piece there and I wouldn't let it go for the price of a regular Vixen. Squeeze all you can out of it. That there is the best factory action ever made IMHO. I'd be asking for $1500 or trade for a sweet custom rifle.

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#5042845 - 03/14/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: CBinNH]
geedubya Offline
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Originally Posted By: CBinNH
The rings/base look to be Redfield, the floorplate has what look like acorns engraved on it. The l461 is on the receiver, not the barrel.


What you are describing is normal for a deluxe,

look at the stock with the contrasting wood on the grip cap and fore-end and the engraving on the bottom metal. It will be different on different actions of the deluxe iteration.

Here is and AIII, deluxe, IIRC, chambered in 270. This is what it looks like after I refinished the stock. Pix are not the best as my camera was going south at the time.

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#5042885 - 03/14/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: 358Thumper]
geedubya Offline
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Originally Posted By: 358Thumper
I bought one 3 years ago ... a Vixen deluxe 222 for $850 at the local Gander that was unfired, mint, and had Bofors barrel, original factory mounts, fox and acorn inlays, blonde wood, serial # in the 80's, definitely a pre-garcia made @ 1968 or so. I considered it a steal though at that price and do suggest you sell it on the Sako collectors forum. You have a rare piece there and I wouldn't let it go for the price of a regular Vixen. Squeeze all you can out of it. That there is the best factory action ever made IMHO. I'd be asking for $1500 or trade for a sweet custom rifle.


Not trying to start a pissing contest so take what I say with a grain of salt.

What is it a wise man once said, you have not because you ask not.
If you are in no hurry, you can ask the moon. You can always come down.

I've owned twenty or so Sakos. My collection is down from a high of 15 to a low of 9 at the moment. (If you are interested I posted some pictures of a bunch of them in the Sako picture thread in this same forum yesterday) I've shifted my focus to Cooper's. So, perhaps I could qualify as a Sako nut. I buy them right when I can and if it's something that I can't live without,I'll step up and pay a premium.
I personally would not pay $1500 for a deluxe vixen, but then I already have two vixens in the deuce.
I've found them to be excellent shooters. I've only encountered one I could not get to shoot under an inch at 100 yds.
Enjoy.
GWB




Edited by geedubya (03/14/11)
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#5042937 - 03/14/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: geedubya]
cal74 Offline
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Again, not trying to be an expert on anything much less Sako's so I'm just going by from all the ones I've been watching be listed time and time again and the few that have sold.

With that said, that doesn't look like the original factory pad and even if it is, it looks like $hit (already mentioned by the original poster)

Wood also has some marks on it as mentioned, those two things alone would keep the price down from being a 1200-1500.00 gun and the markets softened up a little bit on these the last six months. Unfortunately there's not many out there that are for sale, so that alone demands a small premium.

I kick myself every-time I think of a Vixen for passing one up for 800.00 last spring thinking the one I really wanted wasn't going to bring as much a few days later. Of course I made the wrong decision frown
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#5043918 - 03/15/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: geedubya]
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A deluxe with a chitty pad, though in decent shape, should fetch 900-1000 bucks.

Chitty pads are fairly common...
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#5043976 - 03/15/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: geedubya]
Poconojack Offline
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Older Redfield bases had a set screw that would mar the Sako dovetails. Just something that should be checked so there are no surprises when the mounts are removed.
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#5044002 - 03/15/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: HawkI]
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I believe the picture and description are a bit light to really evaluate the true value. Nice bluing, a few dings in the stock and a flattened recoil pad make this a shooter grade deluxe. A nice shooter, but nothing more than nice.

Deluxes have more than one value as does any rifle. Collectors are looking for minty guns, this is not. I have one Sako Deluxe left as I used to collect them in various calibers. Mine is a shooter grade as well, as I sold it to a friend of mine and he didn't take as good care of it as I would, but it still shoots like gang-busters.

I would value this gun as described around $850.00 to own and $750.00 to sell. The worst aspect of this is the recoil pad which will almost be impossible to fix. If you wanted a nice looking gun to shoot, this would be it. If you are looking for a deluxe to collect, I'd pass...
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#5044134 - 03/15/11 Re: Sako Deluxe Vixen: Fair Market Value [Re: shrapnel]
CBinNH Offline
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Thank you all.

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