Need A Little Help, Browning/Sako .308 DOM

Thomas G. Vogt

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I have a Browning Safari Grade .308 pencil barrel with the Sako action/ made in Finland, that is going up for sale soon. Serial number 9277Z8
I need a little help with the DOB. From all the research I did so far I "assume" it is a 1968 gun. I took the action out of the stock and the metal is perfect so NO salt.

The problem is, some of the reference charts show the Z as a Sako barrel/action as a 1969 gun. I would appreciate it very much if one of the Browning experts could verify the year.

Thanks in advance,
 

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SN is complete? Only 6 digits?
 

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Looking in the back of the BLUE BOOK it says 68, but seems like their should be more numbers. Being 8 is after the z '68 seems correct. I have a book of Browning codes but cant remember where I put it. If I find it I will double check.
 
 

 

 

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