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Old 07-22-2008, 11:09 PM
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I have a Sako Riihimaki in .222 caliber and I am trying to figure out the model of this rifle. Stampings are as follows:

Sako Riihimaki
Serial number : 47*** (5 digits)
Made in Finland
Cal. .222
Bofors Steel

Those are the only stampings and I can not find a model number anywhere. The website says about the action being stamped with the model number, but it isn't there. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:47 PM
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Does it look like this one?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=105031946
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:21 AM
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It does have a few similarities but it is not the same gun. My rifle was not made for Marlin.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:25 AM
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I would take a photo of it and email it to Sako in Finland along with the serial number to be sure.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:04 AM
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I have a Sako Riihimaki in .222 caliber and I am trying to figure out the model of this rifle. Stampings are as follows:

Sako Riihimaki
Serial number : 47*** (5 digits)
Made in Finland
Cal. .222
Bofors Steel

Those are the only stampings and I can not find a model number anywhere. The website says about the action being stamped with the model number, but it isn't there. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


According to Frank de Haas, "Bolt Action Rifles" 1971 edition: "The model 52 J.C. Higgins in .222 caliber (sold by Sears Roebuck) was based on the Sako L-46 action."

Higgins actually used Sako actions in their rifles but the whole rifle per se isn't a Sako. Riihimaki, btw, is the town in Finland where the Sakop factory is located.

Top dollar on your rifle in 85% condition might be $450....




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Old 07-23-2008, 09:11 PM
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Rebel Hog,

I don't think it is a J.C. Higgins Sears and Roebuck rifle. I have found several of those with pictures on the internet and they are all engraved with J.C. Higgins and Sears Roebuck & company. My rifle is not engraved with these things. The rifle I have found to be the closest is this one:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=104819022

My grandfather gave me this rifle when I turned 12 which was 1986. I do know that he had owned it for quite a long time previous to that.


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Old 07-24-2008, 02:13 AM
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You should be able to find out just about anything you need here. [email protected]
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