Sako M995 Stock Build W/Bottom Metal

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  1. Joel Russo

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    Had a guy contact me to build a stock for his Sako M995, think his name was Norm.

    I finally found replacement bottom metal, but I deleted his contact info.

    If you're the guy, get in touch with me......
     
  2. Boman

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    Im not Norm but ive been looking for some bottom metal for a M995 as well. Any chance you could pm me the info on supplier. Thank you
     

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    There really is no supplier, and no real supply. By that I mean, the bottom metal was re-produced by a company many years ago, then stopped production. There were a few pieces floating around. Through the years, I have made some really good business contacts. One of those contacts bought the last few pieces, and also makes stocks. He graciously offered one piece to me for this stock build.
    The M995 stocks are prone to cracking near the tang, and most owners look for replacement stocks after this happens. Unfortunately, the original stocks had a "molded in" bottom metal that prohibited making a replacement stock unless you could source the replacement bottom metal.
     
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    Yes sir. Since ive purchased one ive read quite a bit on them. I was actually going to contact you about a stock. Is there anything I can do now to reinforce the stock?
     
  5. Joel Russo

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    I've had more than a few calls regarding these stocks... I have an M995 in .30-.378 Wby, and never knew my stock was cracked until a few months ago. Seems like it's the norm for these things. The problem with stockmakers, is that nobody makes the replacement bottom metal since these are no longer produced. I toyed with writing the CNC program, and making the bottom metal myself. The guy I'm looking for with this thread, told me that he may be able to get a bunch of builds together, which would defray the cost of the programing...
    Depending on how your stock is cracked, it may be a good candidate for repair. I think I may repair mine.
    PM me your phone number if you want me to call and discuss it with you.