New Finnish M39


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jpwilly
January 28, 2012, 01:33 AM
Found this last Sunday at the fun show. I'm very happy with the rifle and paid $325 OTD.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p38/jpwilly/DSC_0024.jpg

It's a SAKO with a 1896 receiver, 1944 SAKO barrel with a wartime stock, so I would guess this rifle was built in 1944 then put in storage after the fighting was over. Receiver, Barrel, Bolt, trigger guard / magazine all have matching serial numbers.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p38/jpwilly/DSC_0028.jpg

The stock has a few dings here and there but is still very nice. The bore looks bright and shiny. I ran some patches through the bore with some #9 and Sweets both came out clean.

I haven't gotten out to shoot it yet but am really looking forward to it. It balances nicely and is really easy to hold steady offhand due to the weight.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p38/jpwilly/DSC_0025.jpg

Compared to my other Mosin Nagants it has FAR Superior sights, thicker stronger stock, real sling attachments (No dog collar needed!), and a nice 2 stage trigger.

The Finns knew how to improve the M91!

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p38/jpwilly/DSC_0029.jpg

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Beetle Bailey
January 28, 2012, 01:58 AM
Looks awesome! Enjoy shooting it :D

Ohio Gun Guy
January 28, 2012, 07:38 AM
very nice! :)

hq
January 28, 2012, 08:37 AM
Found this last Sunday at the fun show. I'm very happy with the rifle and paid $325 OTD.
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Receiver, Barrel, Bolt, trigger guard / magazine all have matching serial numbers.

Nice rifle! Good 39:s are getting harder to find all the time, especially if you insist on having matching numbers. Many have been sporterized with hunting stocks and rechambered to a larger caliber because the law used to require 8mm or larger for hunting elk/moose. I'll probably have to get myself one.

hang fire
January 28, 2012, 10:01 AM
Nice.

I just recently found my M39 at a local gun shop in a rack of Mosin Nagants, and at the same price, 150 bucks. I think it got slipped in a shipment and nobody noticed. (maybe a Russian capture from the 1941-44 CW?) When saw the pistol grip and sights, took a quick look and found in good shape with nice bore. It is a 1942 Sako, 1914 Izzy receiver, all matching numbers, needless to say it followed me home.


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/TANSTAAFL-2/P1010273.jpg

Geno
January 28, 2012, 10:17 AM
Wait until caribou wanders across this thread and pictures. I think he'll like this once. That is beautiful.

Geno

jpwilly
January 28, 2012, 11:02 AM
Nice find Hang Fire, I never get that lucky! It would have followed me home too.

Tempest 455
January 28, 2012, 11:18 AM
You suck! :)

Ian Johnson
January 28, 2012, 01:59 PM
I love the m91\30 but i would love to add one of those Finns to my collection

nathan
January 28, 2012, 02:56 PM
The birch wartime stock is my favorite .

jpwilly
January 29, 2012, 11:02 AM
Thanks all,

If anyone has any M39 targets, video links, 100 or 200 yrds please post em up. I want to have something to "shoot" for!

Also, if you recall point out the ammo used.

Thanks Joel

HavelockLEO
January 29, 2012, 11:54 AM
39's are like potato chips, you cant have just one

Gordon
January 29, 2012, 04:27 PM
All matching Sako M 39 with nice sniper bolt and PU type mount (Not the real deal)
M-28 Home gaurd which is about as accurate as the 39 , with open sights!
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/gordonhulme/009-4.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/gordonhulme/008-5.jpg

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