So Today I got to strip a Sabatti STR rifle.
The trigger adjustment was the excuse but I wanted to see how well they are made also
The answer is very well indeed...
The Fore end / handguard is held on with 9 Machine screws, 3 each side and 3 below. This means it is very well anchored onto the main chassis (unlike most).
With the fore end removed you can see how thick the barrel truly is and the overall finish is excellent no skimping on the concealed bits.
After removing the pistol grip the barrel and action is held with 2 action screws, the rear one passes through the trigger guard unit which also has the magazine release built in.
With the trigger guard removed you could adjust the trigger with no further disassembly as the adjuster and lock nut are clearly visible.
However I removed the barrel and action from the chassis.
The chassis is a solid piece well machined and with a quality finish, from a mechanical engineering point of view it is well thought through and manufactured, with the barrel and action snugly held in place by high tolerance manufacturing even before the screw are fitted.
Trigger was adjusted to 1Lb 4oz
Very happy I got a chance to fully strip one of these for a client ( I have not taken ours apart yet ) and even more happy with the build quality.
The Sabatti STR does not just look a very well made, well put together rifle, it is a very well made and put together rifle.