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Old 10-21-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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It finally arrived and so far, I am very happy with it. The build, trigger feel, sights and even the feel of the bolt is very different than any of my Russians. It looks nice and I hope it will be a good shooter.

I like that it is a 1968 "Sneak" M39, interesting history there. Can anyone identify how old the receiver is on this rifle?



















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Nice rifle!!

Looks to be a pre 1936 based off the hex receiver

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If you remove the action, the Tang should be stamped w/ the original marks. No Sneeking, that is why it is C&R. Nice rifle!

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Yeah, I will need to tear it down for a cosmo removal party and take a peek at the tang when I have a life. I was also told to be cautious and take my time because Finns often have shims that should be marked and put back in place upon reassembly. Will report back when I get to it in a few weeks.

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If you remove the action, the Tang should be stamped w/ the original marks. No Sneeking, that is why it is C&R. Nice rifle!
What is 'sneeking'?
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The 1960s/70s M39s were known (in America only, from what I am told?) as "Sneaks" because they were assembled by the Finns right under the nose of the Russians with whom they had signed a treaty to not build more small arms. That is why they are called "Nones" also, notice how there is no arsenal or maker on the receiver? They were assembled from a mish mosh of whatever parts the Finns had laying about at Sako and another arsenal. Fascinating history on these rifles, supposedly they were setup for accuracy, are often shimmed from the arsenal and supposedly used for training (basic sniper? Without optics...)

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The 1960s/70s M39s were known (in America only, from what I am told?) as "Sneaks" because they were assembled by the Finns right under the nose of the Russians with whom they had signed a treaty to not build more small arms. That is why they are called "Nones" also, notice how there is no arsenal or maker on the receiver? They were assembled from a mish mosh of whatever parts the Finns had laying about at Sako and another arsenal. Fascinating history on these rifles, supposedly they were setup for accuracy, are often shimmed from the arsenal and supposedly used for training (basic sniper? Without optics...)
Cool, I may have to add one of those to my collection
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Cool, I may have to add one of those to my collection
Im selling mine......
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