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Picked up a new toy at the gun Alban gun show today.

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by 2Wheels4Ever, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Albany guns had a stand at the Wes Knodel Show with two Finnish M39 rifles in great shape. He was only asking $200 each! I did not really need the gun, but at that price I could not pass it up. I am stoked; after a little research I found that I scored a VKT D shank model which is supposed to be one of the best shooting barrels the Fins had produced. Not only that, but all the numbers match and the trigger is at a crisp 4lbs. If you have not had the pleasure of shooting one of these guns, you are doing yourself a disservice. The bore is shinny and if I do my part, this should be sub 2MOA rifle.

    Sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures. The wood is not great, so I plan on doing a refinish soon. IMG_20151031_172329%201_zpsnsswfldb.jpg
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  2. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Is that one of them old/new fangled muzzle loaders????:eek:
    Nice find.
     
  3. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Congraduations. Nice rifle. I have seen these Finnish M39s
    shoot very well at the Vintage Rifle Matches.:D
     
  4. Pepe-lepew

    Pepe-lepew Mid Valley Active Member

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    The show was very good. I saw a lot of people with tables I never have seen at the ARPC shows. There was quite a few good deals to be had. The most interesting was several tables of reloading and casting equipment.
     
  5. coyotecaller

    coyotecaller Active Member

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    I'd have to say that the Finnish M-39s are the crown of all Mosins. Even their stocks were made of choice wood, Arctic Birch, which does not swell in moist/wet conditions or warp in dry heat. You are a better man then I. At that price, I'd walk out with both rifles
     
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  6. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Very nice. Congrats. :)
     
  7. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I love mine. What kind of splices does it have?
     
  8. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Finger splice
     
  9. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    nice
     
  10. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sorry: rounded, pointed or squared finger splices? :)
     
  11. omahaoutdoors

    omahaoutdoors Omaha NE New Member

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    Wow. Very nice rifle. You got an absolute steal for that price.
     
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