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Loose Finn M-39 action

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Paladin5469, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Paladin5469

    Paladin5469 Member

    So I finally traded in the HK P7 that I've been less than in love with for store credit at my favorite toy err... firearms store and picked up a well loved S&W model 41 and an absolutely beautiful Finn M-39. Perfect stock, bluing, rifling, made in 1967, I couldn't ask for a better example. After getting home and cycling the action in the Finn, I noticed that the entire action shifts forward and back a tiny bit. I could just tighten the screws that hold the receiver to the stock and be done with it but the question occurred to me- if someone fired the weapon in this condition, would any damage occur to the bedding or stock? I may very well be paranoid but this is what the internet is for :D
  2. wood grain grippin

    wood grain grippin New Member

    Possibly over a period of time you could damage the wood, if but slightly I would imagine. Why don't you just tighten the screws and stop worrying about it?
  3. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty Well-Known Member

    As long as you did not get a wobble in the screws when tightening, (bent screws) the action should tighten up properly. Remember to keep the action firm to the butt stock while tightening.

  4. Slamfire

    Slamfire Well-Known Member

    Tighten the screws. Do not shoot this rifle without tight action screws. You will just damage the stock bedding.

    Go out and shoot it, and you get a nice circular group, your bedding is likely OK.

    If your groups are huge and not circular, you may have a bedding problem. But I would check out other things first.

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