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Old December 4, 2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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Sako stainless sling swivels - anyone recognise these?

I recently purchased at auction what claimed to be Sako stainless sling swivels as shown in this picture.

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They seem well made but have no marking on them. They came with a 2mm allen key but there is nowhere to use it. There seems to be a bit missing from each swivel as there is no way to firmly lock the pin in place. It is just a push/click fit - a good fit but not bombproof. As you can see from the photo bottom right there is a groove on the pin which seems to be asking for a circlip or similar fitting.

Does anyone recognise where they are from and what, if anything, is missing.

They do look nice on my Sako 75 Finnlight but I would like something a bit more secure before taking them into the field. I had one nasty experience a few years back when a swivel opened and the sling dropped off the forend as I was lining up a rapidly disappearing chamois for a quick shot .

So I will probably try to get or make a circlip to fit but it would be nice to know what is supposed to be there.

Thanks, David
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Old December 7, 2011, 01:41 PM   #2
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Seems as if I am going to be none the wiser. Hasn't anyone seen anything like these?
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Old January 21, 2013, 10:00 PM   #3
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Look like Sako 75 swivels to me. want to sell them?
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Old January 21, 2013, 10:16 PM   #4
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I thought this thread was dead!

Yes you are right, they are Sako 75 (or 85} swivels. I know because a Sako 85Finnlight I bought recently came with an identical set but the pins are a lot tighter fit than the ones in the picture.

I fitted a small circlip in the groove in the pin and they haven't dropped off my 75 yet. Although no clip came with the 85 (nor Allen key either) I also used a circlip on this rifle to be sure.

And, sorry no, I don't want to sell them - they look nice on the Finnlights.

David
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Old June 3, 2013, 11:52 AM   #5
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I have a set of swivels just like that

I have a set just like that. Stainless, willing to sell. Contact me or answer the thread.
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