Got this at a pawn shop early last year 225 dollars otd. I brought it back to life basically.
It sure didnt look like this when I got it.
They didn't know what they had.
Strong crisp rifling exc bore condition
They let me break it down and I took pics of the markings under receiver.
Did some internet researching
Went back the next morning and got it fast.....
Sako post ww2 customized Kar 98 8mm 1939 barreled action.
They was being sold in px,s in europe thru the mid 50,s.
Some one brought it back and put a nice fajen stock on it that I did alot of contouring on to get rid of the sharp retro angles.
And they installed a 2 position low swing buehler safety.
I set it up with
Burris low rings
Weaver steel bases
Sightron SII 3-9X42
( only scope I use, have 3 of them)
I intially refinished the wood and wheeler ceramacoated the metal and cooked it, wasnt satisfied with that. Then I got it cerracoated graphite black a couple of months later.
Shot hornady classic match thru it at 1st as a accuracy round.
Had big time crown issues. Fixed that issue cut off about 5/8ths inch from the barrel. Read the cooper fouling 2 lands copper all the way to the muzzle , 2 stopped way short.
Resholudered and recrown it with a inside chamfer of the muzzle, spun oval head bolt in a electric drill and valve grinding compound.
Did a progressive up to 2000 grit polishing on the 2 stage trigger, clipped 1 coil off the spring.
Probably around 3.5 to 4pds.
Improved it alot.
Now it shoots ppu 196gr sp 1 moa now. 20 bucks a box local.
Posted up the project pics back then on gen forum when I was doing it all.
Some of you all probably seen that thread.
Hunted with it last year .
Choose not to drop a deer with it last fall.
Let em go, let em grow thing
Target was shot on 3x at 100yds
Had a hard time defining center with the reticle covering the bull.