Finland Sako L461 Vixen .223 Rem 23” Bolt Action Rifle w/ Scope C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,626

WOA#: WY240318RU106

Make: Sako

Model:  L461 Vixen Deluxe

Serial Number: 120637

Year of Manufacture: 1970-1972

Caliber: .223 Rem.

Action Type: Bolt Action with internal magazine.

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “L461 NO. 120637”.  There are proof marks stamped on the receiver. The barrel is marked “VIXEN MADE IN FINLAND” and has several proofs. The scope “SCOPE NITROGEN FILLED PERMA-LOCKED RETICLE 3X-9X40 ZOOM COATED OPTICS MODEL No. 781-010”.

Barrel Length:  23”

Sights / Optics: This rifle has no provisions for iron sights however, it does have a 3x-9x40mm Scope mounted to a split base. The scope has a clear sight picture, simple crosshair reticle and positive click adjustments. Overall the scope is in Very Good Condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is high gloss, one piece, checkered walnut, semi pistol grip, Monte Carlo stock with cheek piece and a plastic buttplate with two sling swivels. The LOP measures 13 ¾”  from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock has a small chip on the bottom of the pommel, and some light lines scattered throughout the surface of the wood. There are no cracks in the stock. The buttplate shows minimal wear with no chips or cracks. Overall the stock is in Very Good to Excellent condition for C&R given its age.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Internal Magazine.

Type of Finish:  Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few small marks in the finish on the barrel, the bolt knob has lost some of its finish, and the bolt shows finish loss on the friction surfaces. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good to Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle includes the mounted scope and leather sling.

Our Assessment:  The Sako L461 Vixen Deluxe chambered in .223, paired with a 23″ barrel and a 3-9×40 scope, represents a refined and versatile bolt-action rifle setup suitable for a variety of applications. The Sako L461 Vixen Deluxe is a classic bolt-action rifle renowned for its impeccable craftsmanship, exceptional accuracy, and smooth operation. Originally introduced in the mid-20th century, the Vixen Deluxe variant features premium-grade materials including a select walnut stock with fine checkering exuding timeless elegance and sophistication. Chambered in .223 Remington, the Sako L461 Vixen Deluxe offers shooters a versatile and popular cartridge option suitable for a wide range of shooting activities. The .223 Remington cartridge, known for its flat trajectory, mild recoil, and exceptional accuracy, is ideal for varmint hunting, target shooting, and precision applications, making it a favorite among discerning shooters and hunters. The rifle’s 23″ barrel provides shooters with increased muzzle velocity and improved ballistic performance compared to shorter barrel lengths, allowing for greater accuracy and extended effective range. The longer barrel also enhances the rifle’s overall balance and handling characteristics, facilitating steady and precise shooting in various shooting conditions. Paired with the Sako L461 Vixen Deluxe is a 3-9×40 scope, offering shooters a versatile magnification range and a clear sight picture for enhanced accuracy and target acquisition. The 3-9x magnification range provides shooters with flexibility for engaging targets at varying distances, while the 40mm objective lens ensures ample light transmission for bright and clear images, even in low-light conditions. Overall, the combination of the Sako L461 Vixen Deluxe chambered in .223 with a 23″ barrel and a 3-9×40 scope represents a premium and highly capable rifle setup suitable for a wide range of shooting applications. Its timeless design, exceptional accuracy, and versatility make it a cherished companion for shooters and hunters seeking top-tier performance and craftsmanship in the field or on the range. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Finland Sako L461 Vixen .223 Rem 23” Bolt Action Rifle w/ Scope C&R
Finland Sako L461 Vixen .223 Rem 23” Bolt Action Rifle w/ Scope C&R