Harrington & Richardson Sako L461 Ultra Wildcat In .17 Remington

SOLD FOR: $2,030

WOA#: WY240306MK008

Make: H & R / Sako

Model: 317/ Sako L461

Serial Number: 125736

Year of Manufacture:  Circa, 1970s

Caliber: .17 Remington

Action Type: Bolt Action Fed by Internal Magazine.

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked, “L461 No. 125736” with proof marks. The barrel is marked, “HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON. INC. WORCESTER, MASS U.S.A. / ULTRA WILDCAT / H & R CAL. 17” The buttpad is marked, “H & R”

Barrel Length: 20”

Sights / Optics: There is a Redfield Tracker 2-7x scope mounted to the top of the receiver.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is one piece checkered walnut with a capped forend, capped semi-pistol grip, monte-carlo buttstock, and soft rubber buttpad. There are faint scratches throughout. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the stock rates in Excellent condition with little to no handling wear.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: 7 round 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 95% of its metal finish. There is moderate thinning throughout. There are light scratches. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good 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:  Scope.

Our Assessment: The Harrington & Richardson (H&R) Sako L461 Ultra Wildcat in .17 Remington is a precision bolt-action rifle known for its exceptional accuracy and reliability. Manufactured in collaboration with the renowned Finnish firearms manufacturer Sako, the L461 Ultra Wildcat combines H&R’s craftsmanship with Sako’s reputation for quality. Chambered in the .17 Remington cartridge, this rifle is designed for varmint hunting and target shooting, offering flat trajectories and excellent long-range performance. The .17 Remington cartridge, known for its high velocity and flat trajectory, is well-suited for varmint control and small game hunting. The Sako L461 Ultra Wildcat features a robust and finely crafted action, ensuring smooth cycling and consistent performance with each shot. Its bolt is precision-machined for tight tolerances, contributing to the rifle’s exceptional accuracy. The rifle typically sports a heavy barrel, which helps dampen recoil and enhance accuracy by reducing barrel whip. Overall, the H&R Sako L461 Ultra Wildcat in .17 Remington is a high-quality rifle revered for its superb accuracy, durable construction, and exceptional performance in varmint hunting and target shooting applications. Whether used for pest control, small game hunting, or precision shooting competitions, this rifle exemplifies the craftsmanship and precision engineering for which both H&R and Sako are known. -R.E.

Harrington & Richardson Sako L461 Ultra Wildcat In .17 Remington
Harrington & Richardson Sako L461 Ultra Wildcat In .17 Remington