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New Finnish M39

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jpwilly, Jan 28, 2012.

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  1. jpwilly

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    Found this last Sunday at the fun show. I'm very happy with the rifle and paid $325 OTD.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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  2. Beetle Bailey

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    Looks awesome! Enjoy shooting it :D
     
  3. Ohio Gun Guy

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    very nice! :)
     
  4. hq

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    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.
     
  5. hang fire

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    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.


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  6. Geno

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    Wait until caribou wanders across this thread and pictures. I think he'll like this once. That is beautiful.

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  7. jpwilly

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    Nice find Hang Fire, I never get that lucky! It would have followed me home too.
     
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    You suck! :)
     
  9. Ian Johnson

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    I love the m91\30 but i would love to add one of those Finns to my collection
     
  10. nathan

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    The birch wartime stock is my favorite .
     
  11. jpwilly

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    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
     
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    39's are like potato chips, you cant have just one
     
  13. Gordon

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    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!
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