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Finland,United States

17 January 2005

Helsingin Sanomat (Finland)

The Finnish hunting rifle manufacturer Sako has recalled nearly 3,000 of its guns with a potential defect that could cause it to break apart when fired. In October, Mark Almeida, a 45-year-old American living in University Place, Washington, suffered injuries to his hand when his new Sako 300 Winchester Short Mag Finnlight model rifle exploded while he was shooting at a firing range. "The target was 200 yards away when I pulled the trigger. The gun let out a powerful... (

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