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Old 06-05-2010, 02:31 PM   #31
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I got mine at Dunhams on sale for $79.99 in November 2008. It came with an accessory pack including bayonet. I couldn’t pass up a military rifle for that price, and I didn’t know about the accessory pack. The rifle was made in 1943.
I showed my neighbor the add and he went out the next day and got the last one they had.
I bought exactly the same package at the new Cabelas in Grand Junction on Thursday. I paid $99 for it. I took it to the range the same day. Awesome rifle. I was able to hit about a 12 inch rock from somewhere around 300 yards. I was using a sand bag rest. The rock was white and the background was dark brown. This was without a scope. Amazing rifle for $99.
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Bought my 91-30 years ago at Roses. It was a Finn arsenal rework that still had the rework tag on the muzzle. I still have the tag. It was dated May 4, 1945. It was an octagonal receiver dated 1931. I paid $38 and change for it.

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To my knowledge, ALL Finns are on hex receivers,as they acquired their receivers before the Russians switched to the M91/30. The Finns NEVER made the receivers, only rebarreled and stocked them.
When the rest of the world (except the wiley Russians) were busy stocking up on Mausers, the canny Finns were buying Mosins at fire-sale prices!
Once saw a Finn website - they had some most interesting 'wildcats' based on the 7.62X53R case (only Americans call it the 7.62X54R).

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I have one of the carbines that are hard to find.great gun

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To my knowledge, ALL Finns are on hex receivers,as they acquired their receivers before the Russians switched to the M91/30. The Finns NEVER made the receivers, only rebarreled and stocked them.
When the rest of the world (except the wiley Russians) were busy stocking up on Mausers, the canny Finns were buying Mosins at fire-sale prices!
Once saw a Finn website - they had some most interesting 'wildcats' based on the 7.62X53R case (only Americans call it the 7.62X54R).
There are round receiver Finn's. 1939..1941? was the winter war between Finland and the Soviets. The Finn's kick their butts. I have a 1938 round receiver 91/30 that is a Finn capture.
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In 1943 the Finns began production of their own improved version of the M91/30. While it is clear this decision was made due to the high number of captured weapons parts on hand, the decision to undertake a new rifle production while preparing for a Soviet invasion is still an interesting one. The Finns were producing both the M39 and the M91 rifle at the time, so why the production of a new rifle was deemed necessary is not entirely clear. One would assume the Finns would have stayed with the production of rifles they had made for years, rather than undertaking new production and all the problems that startup might have entailed. It is thought Finns believed that with all the parts in their stockpiles - including the spare part M91/30's from Germany -, coupled with the need for weapons, that the production was a logical step. In reading various Finnish reports it seems the Finns had seriously investigated M91/30 production as early as late 1941, while M91 production was still underway at VKT and Tikka.


Tikka produced just over 14,000 barrels to be used on the new Finnish rifles. In the first year of production -1943- approximately 5,000 of these 14,000+ barrels were produced, with the rest of the barrels having 1944 dates. It is interesting to note that approximately only 5,000 of these rifles were listed as being assembled by 1944, the end of the Finnish involvement in the Continuation War. The rest of the rifles were assembled post WW2 in Finnish arms works. There seems to be much conflicting information on the total number of these rifles produced, as well as the serial number ranges. Based on Finnish sources it appears that only around 12,000-13,000 of these rifles were ever completely assembled, even though there were 14,000+ barrels manufactured. These numbers seem to conflict with what some authors have stated on the matter as they have production numbers in the 24,000 range. The production numbers of 24,000 is based on the collection of known serial numbers.

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I took mine out to the range today. It was a lot of fun. Yes it kicked, though not quite as bad as I was thinking after reading about it. I had the bayonet attached. Still need to work on cleaning it up a bit, after about 20 rounds the bolt started to stick.

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I found my problems largely went away when I took Q-tips with Hoppes on them and scrubbed out the two spots where the lugs lock inside the chamber.

Grab a flashlight/borelight and get any junk out of those two depressions and you won't have cosmoline remelting and hardening every time you pull the trigger.

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They're fun to modify:


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