Finnish Mosin Nagent, Swiss barrel


February 25, 2007, 09:55 PM
There have been a lot of threads lately about the Mosin Nagent rifles. I thought some of the more knowledgable MN people might like to see some photos of my Finnish rifle. I think it's a M39, but I may be wrong.

I was surprised to find out that the barrel was made by SIG in Switzerland; too bad it's worn and dark.

Please excuse the stock. I've had this rifle since the early 90s. I was young and didn't know anything. I thought Tru-oil and Acra-Glas were what you were supposed to use on old stocks.

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February 25, 2007, 10:01 PM
It is not a M39, but it is most definitely a Finn !

Move yourself now to and visit the Mosin ID section.

You will then know exactly what you have. ;)

Gun Wielding Maniac
February 25, 2007, 10:08 PM
M27. Nice.

Beetle Bailey
February 25, 2007, 10:22 PM
Looks like an M28 Civil Guards rifle. Famed Finn sniper Simo Hahya used one against the Soviets during the Winter War. The "SY" marking is the easiest way to tell the M27 from the M28 since the M27 was for the Army and the M28 was for the Civil Guards (SY).

February 25, 2007, 10:35 PM
Thanks for the info. I just checked out and reached the same conclusion about it being an M28. The barrel was made in 1928 according to a small stamp on the underside. There is a small importer mark on the side of the barrel near the end: "Marathon Prod. Inc. Weth. Ct. Finland"

Does anyone have any kind of rough estimate of value on one of these? I'm not interested in selling it, just curious. I know I paid $65 for it in the early 90s.

February 25, 2007, 10:50 PM
actually the stock looks pretty good.

February 25, 2007, 10:51 PM
Some people have all the luck. :(

$65 was theft. Even after it's been refinished, it's easily worth twice that. The last four M28s on Gunbroker have commanded a minimum of $300.

Nice looking rifle. Do you shoot it much, and if so how well does it do?


February 25, 2007, 11:34 PM
I'll bet it would go for more than 300.00 on gunboards:) .

February 25, 2007, 11:57 PM
$65 was theft.:)

That was also 15+ years ago.

I do shoot it once in a while, used to shoot it a lot. I shot it last week with some Czech silver tip ammo, had a nice 8 shot group in just over 2 1/2" if you don't count the one flyer (100yds). Funny thing, all my groups with it tend to be vertical strings. Some day I will grind all that acra-glas out of the barrel channel and see if that helps. I also think the stock would look more original if I stripped off the shiny Tru-Oil.

It's too bad that SIG barrel is so dark. Part of that is my fault as I've let it rust a couple times over the years by neglecting it after using corrosive ammo.

$300 huh? I would be tempted to sell it if I hadn't had it for so long. After all, it was my very first mil-surp rifle.

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