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Thread: Ideas of value sako 222

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    Ideas of value sako 222

    I know these sometimes go for stupid money, and thats not what I am after. I will be looking to sell this at some time in the near future and would like peples honest feelings on what it would be worth as it probably wont go to TM but on here.

    It is in pretty original condition with the gloss finish still on it although there are bruises and marks from use.
    The blueing is probably 90 % with some wear to the barrel blueing. as you can see the mag floor plate is still a nice deep blue.
    It still has the original front and rear sights complete ( I had to remove the ramp for the scope to fit )
    I have added an aluminium butt plate to save the original plastic one from damage when using it as a pole.

    Biggest flaw this rifle has is a rust pit about 60 to 80 mmm from the muzzle. It travels across a land, weirdly it has not affected accuracy and will still do inside an inch at 100 M
    The pit is at the top edge above the bore center

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    It looks in fair condition. I would expect the price to be between $1200 - $1400.
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    The last two vixens on TM went for $2200 and $1800 respectively. The first was mint original condition and the second was missing the front sight.

    With the scope you could expect up to $1500

    Good luck, nice rifle with plenty of life in her yet.
    Warm Barrels!

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    I personalyy think Sako did not do this justice with the style of stock
    A mate bought one in 1998 brand new and I used it - compared to my BSA Hunter's - was iike a fence post, but mechanics perfect and accuracy perfect
    This would be much better if stripped back and oiled/waxed - just wish they had slimmed the foreend with a little bit more ellagance.

    But - you prob need to put on Trade Me and test the market - becuase as others saying - they still command premium prices

    Good Luck - don't take my critiq personally - I am old fashioned BSA nut :-)

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    Nice rifle, I have a couple or three and I'd mark it for $1400-$1500 scoped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    I personalyy think Sako did not do this justice with the style of stock
    A mate bought one in 1998 brand new and I used it - compared to my BSA Hunter's - was iike a fence post, but mechanics perfect and accuracy perfect
    This would be much better if stripped back and oiled/waxed - just wish they had slimmed the foreend with a little bit more ellagance.

    But - you prob need to put on Trade Me and test the market - becuase as others saying - they still command premium prices

    Good Luck - don't take my critiq personally - I am old fashioned BSA nut :-)
    Some of the A1’s had a hunter style stock, they are very nice.
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    Thanks for the input guys. So do you think a stock refurbishment would add more value?...... $100 or $200 more to it?
    I felt leaving it shows it as oroginal?..... thoughts

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    Leave it original, you will spend way more that the extra you will get if you redo the stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnd View Post
    Thanks for the input guys. So do you think a stock refurbishment would add more value?...... $100 or $200 more to it?
    I felt leaving it shows it as oroginal?..... thoughts


    If most are like me and buy potential - leave it as is.
    But - I would do that stock for literally zero cost and I would hope it would increase its value by at least 2-300$ ???

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    No leave the stock. Unless your going to restock it completely, redoing that factory finish will not add any value to a sale, just take up your time. People want to buy a Sako for what it is, and its not bad at all. Leave it original. Its not hurting the value.

    With the pitting in the bore, that will hurt the value.I wouldnt ask for more than 1400 with the pitted bore, and I wouldnt sell it for less than 1200, just because its still a Sako Vixen.

    I sold an excellent condition L461 marked Vixen in the older style stock including rings for $1700 not long ago, but it didnt get snapped up. The older ones tend to go for a little more.
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    Just a question re the barrel pit, can you guys pick it up ok, I know where to look. But I want to make it obvious for potential buyers.

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    pit almost looks more like a crack! Wierd.

 

 

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