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    White Line Spacers

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    What is the consensus on white line spacers on a rifle?

    I have got a new old rifle and I would normally excise those white line spacers like a jungle fighter scraping a fat leech off with his knife, but she is a bit of a classic and I am torn about keeping it original or not.

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    Personally I like them
    Just put one on my latest project.
    I will qualify that by saying that a white spacer, on a pale Ash stock would look out of place.
    I think the key is a tasteful amount of contrast.

    How do you feel about a contrasting forend tip ?
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    You depart with mighty boasts, but you come back having done little.
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    Fore-end tips, like ebony ones or horn, I am in favour off. Old school class. (Although I don't care for the '70's ones that are cut backwards on an angle)
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    For the oldies that came with them stay with them
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    Yep, I have one oldie with white line spacers front and rear, looks great

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    Keep them or lose them?

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    Looks very nice be a shame to mess with it

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    On a sako, loose them! Put an ebony round tip and she will look awesome.

    White line spacers are for Weatherby 's of the 70's and that s about it.

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    I'd say keep them. That Sako will always be of that era, yes it may look more classic but it would technically wrong if modified. Collectable guns hold their value more untouched.
    You should find some original Sako rings and a mint Pecar scope, that would be some legit changes you could make.

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    I prefer most things clean & simple, but I think it would be a shame to mess with that rifle. It looks really nice as is.

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    Leave them be. They look good.

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    I like them .
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    looks fine

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    Like it, but then I'm biased !
    He nui to ngaromanga, he iti to putanga.

    You depart with mighty boasts, but you come back having done little.
    Sounds like a typical hunting trip !

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    That's nine to one in favour so far, interesting. Okay fine. She is what she is.
    She stays as those dour Sako rifle engineers intended in 1965!
    Last edited by Carlsen Highway; 16-07-2015 at 11:28 AM.
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