Sako’s history began when the company was founded in the early 1920s. Sako has come a long way from its early hand manufacture to today’s computer aided R&D and CNC manufacturing. Nevertheless, Sako hasn't forgotten the value of traditional gunsmith craftsmanship, which is why they still carry out certain critical steps themselves. This is exemplified by Sako's visual inspection of each individual barrel, after which they manually test them for accuracy during a test shoot. All of Sako's rifles comply with CIP and SAAMI requirements.