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28 August 2020, 12:50
Sako L461
Hi all, here's some 24LPI I did a while ago.
The wood made the job easy, it was a dream to checker. When I say easy well it took probably 40 hrs of mind numbing concentration, remember the old checkering rule - take the clock off the wall and replace it with the calendar!
I spend a lot of time on the layout. I use Dymo label tape to fully lay it out with very fine scribe lines then follow those lines exactly.
At the end you will be rewarded with diamonds that run parallel across the pattern.

28 August 2020, 22:09
A job to be proud of.

29 August 2020, 00:01
Lord Frith
These pictures just piss me off.
29 August 2020, 02:48
Well done, that rounded treatment in front of the trigger guard is a nice touch too, great execution all the way around, thank you for posting your work.
29 August 2020, 22:10
Very nice!!
03 September 2020, 02:07
Very nice--thanks for posting
04 September 2020, 02:44
Duane Wiebe (CG&R)
Classy little rifle...can't help but be impressed by the extra work on the bolt handle root
08 September 2020, 23:49
excellent work, both metal and wood, I have one very close to yours on my L-461 in 6x45 MM..Ive shot a number of deer, antelope and PG with it, weighs 5.4 lbs with a 2.5 Leupold Alaskan on it. I also have a L-46 in 222..Those early Sakos are outstanding...You do better than good work for sure. tu2

Ray Atkinson
Atkinson Hunting Adventures
10 Ward Lane,
Filer, Idaho, 83328
02 October 2020, 02:49
Amazing craftsmanship.

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08 October 2020, 22:45
That's beautiful!
I love the L461, having a few and always wanting more....

17 October 2020, 06:52
Everything about that rifle is wonderful.
24 October 2020, 03:09
Very nice !
05 January 2021, 20:26
Evan K.
So crisp, so clean!

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."
05 January 2021, 20:53
Stock work and checkering outstanding.

So is the rust blue work. What solution ? How many coats ? What grit of polish in preparation ?

09 January 2021, 03:36
Thanks all for the comments.
Rust blue - Gun Goddess
Polish - 400 grit then blended with grey scotchbrite pad.
4 x 3 hour passes, 70% humidity and 70 deg.F.
Boiled in distilled water.
0000 steel wool for carding.