Established in 1921, Sako has a varied and eventful history. First created to build and service firearms for the Civil Guard in Finland, the company played a key role in Finland’s struggle for survival during World War II. The company grew through focusing on production excellence, honouring its dedicated craftsmen and personnel, and providing innovative solutions to shooters’ emerging needs.
For decades Sako has developed world-class military, target and hunting rifles, as well as cartridges. By integrating its knowledge of both the rifle and cartridge production, Sako offers a shooter the unique advantages of uncompromising accuracy and reliability.
Sako has come a long way since the humble beginning. The design department is fully computerized; all steel parts are made by the latest state of the art CNC machining. Some things have not changed: barrels are inspected by human eye, and every rifle manually tested with proof rounds and for accuracy. All rifles comply with C.I.P & SAAMI requirements.
At the turn of the Millennium, Sako became an honoured member of the Beretta Group, providing the company with resources for even better product development and market response. The Sako 85 was developed, based on the vast experience of modernizing the bolt action rifle. Further, the A7 was developed to provide hunters with an entry level first class Sako rifle.
Sako Ltd. has become a respected manufacturer of military and law enforcement rifles. The TRG 22/42 and Tikka TAC are in active service duty around the world.