Sako Garcia Finnbear L61R .270 Winchester 24.5” Bolt Action Rifle, 1979

SOLD FOR: $1,326.99

WOA#: WY240312JC012

Make: Sako, Imported by Garcia Corp

Model: Finnbear L61R

Serial Number: 512205

Year of Manufacture: Est. 1978-1979

Caliber: .270 Win

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate Internal Magazine

Markings: The underside of the barrel is marked “THE GARCIA CORP..WASH..B.C.”.  The left side of the barrel is marked “FINNBEAR MADE IN FINLAND”.  The chamber is marked “SAKO / cal.270”.  The left side of the receiver is marked “L61R No. 512205” with two proofs.  The buttpad is marked “SAKO / RIIHIMAKI / SUOMI FINLAND”.  The bottom of the bolt handle is marked “205” in electro pencil.

Barrel Length: 24.5”

Sights/Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights on this rifle. The receiver is grooved for mounting an optic (not included).

Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is one-piece skip-line checkered wood with a rosewood capped forend and semi-pistol grip, fluted Monte Carlo comb with cheek-piece, and a brown rubber ventilated recoil pad. There are sling swivels front and rear. There is a white bear’s head inlay in the grip cap. There are only light handling marks including a few small compressions on the right side of the stock near the floorplate. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 7/8” from the trigger to the rubber recoil pad. The recoil pad is soft and remains pliable. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

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 10/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no significant wear present. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent overall condition.

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

Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This rifle comes with a Flambeau Express Gun Case.

Our Assessment: The SAKO Finnbear L61R in .270 Winchester is a highly regarded bolt-action rifle known for its exceptional craftsmanship, accuracy, and reliability. Manufactured by SAKO, a renowned Finnish firearms company, the Finnbear L61R features a smooth and robust action, making it a top choice among hunters and shooting enthusiasts. Chambered in the flat-shooting .270 Winchester cartridge, the rifle is ideal for hunting medium to large game. It typically includes a high-quality, cold hammer-forged barrel around 22 to 24 inches long, ensuring excellent accuracy and durability. The beautifully crafted walnut stock, with fine checkering and an ergonomic design, provides a comfortable and secure grip. Combining Finnish craftsmanship with the practical benefits of the .270 Winchester cartridge, the SAKO Finnbear L61R is prized for its reliability, performance, and elegant design.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Sako Garcia Finnbear L61R .270 Winchester 24.5” Bolt Action Rifle, 1979
Sako Garcia Finnbear L61R .270 Winchester 24.5” Bolt Action Rifle, 1979