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Old 11-30-2012, 10:28 PM   #11
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I have reservations about buying Russian milsurp online. I went through several cases of rifles in different shops before I found a 91/30 with matching serial numbers, that functioned well enough for me to want it. The rifle I did finally buy has a hex receiver and it is in very good condition as a shooter.

I would have a hard time plunking down $370 for a rifle that could be worn out sight unseen. The things I look for in milsurp rifle are difficult to photograph. Even knowing I can turn down the rifle I still wouldn't buy it online.

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:34 PM   #12
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I getting it in person, so I can check it out before I trade....

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I had a M39 that had a Tikka barrel. It was much more accurate and had a smoother trigger than my Russian 91/30s. The Finns took better care of their rifles, and used higher quality barrels.

I also had a Finn barreled M91 (not a 91/30) that had a Sako barrel. It was also in better shape and a better shooter than the Russians that I have.

The biggest thing I would look at is the condition of the bore. Even though the Finns took good care of teh rifles, a second owner may not have been so kind about caring for the bore after using corrosive ammo.

Both of my Finns had very nice bright, and shiney bores with very crisp rifling grooves.

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Old 12-02-2012, 03:06 AM   #14
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Before I put up some pics... I would like to say for the record... You Mosin people need to F&^$# quit spreading the disease!!!

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Heres some pics.. Its actually a 1941 Sako, built on a 1898 Tula receiver..
Ive never seen all the old Mosin marks, this thing has all kinds of Tula hammers and Izzi.. Izzu (The other armory! ) Bow & arrows.. Its really pretty neat!

I gonna go shoot it as soon as I load up some ammo, but WOW! So far Im actually impressed! I think it may be just as nice as a 1903! (We'll see after I shoot it )

Never did I think I would trade one of my beloved Arisakas for a Mosin or comparing one to a 1903!!!

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Old 12-02-2012, 10:12 PM   #16
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Nice rifle!

Mine is a 1943 Sako. It's a beauty.

Just a word of advice, you need to make sure the action screws are tight every once in a while. They tend to back out and your aim will be thrown off.

Looking forward to the range report.

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That is a great rifle! Way to score!

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Holy crap!!! Whats the deal with the bayonets??!!! They cost more than the gun!!!...

I was reading that the M39 Bayonets were made for the Finnish civil guard.. My M39 doesnt have any of the civil guard marks, what bayonet would the other troops use on their M39's? Is there a easier to find/cheaper bayonet that will fit?

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Nice stick Trez. You're going to love it.

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Holy crap!!! Whats the deal with the bayonets??!!! They cost more than the gun!!!...

I was reading that the M39 Bayonets were made for the Finnish civil guard.. My M39 doesnt have any of the civil guard marks, what bayonet would the other troops use on their M39's? Is there a easier to find/cheaper bayonet that will fit?
Even a reproduction bayonet cost a bundle. The M-27 bayonet will work, but they ain't cheap either. Be careful if you look for the bayo, that you don't buy a repro for the "real deal" price.
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