I might get a M39 Mosin today... What can you tell me about them? From what ive read there the best Mosins ever made?
From what I can see, they are good rifles. Here's some prices.In 1939 the Finnish Army and Civil Guard adopted a standard rifle known as the M39. It is similar to previous models, but with improved barrel bands and a double sling swivel configuration (front and rear) making it suitable for all types of troops. It is easily recognized by its pistol grip stock although early stocks are "straight" like the M27, M28, and M28/30. M39s were produced by SAKO, VKT, and Tikka. Some Sako rifles have the Civil Guard Sk.Y logo and there are also "B" barrels from Belgium although the rifles were assembled in Finland. M39s are well known for their accuracy and were produced for match shooting and training in the late '60s and early '70s.
As long as it's under or at least around $400, it would be a decent buy. Depends on the condition. There's one on gunbroker with beautiful wood, but very worn blueing (metal looked to be in good condition though, and the worn blueng gave it character), for $370.Dont wanna say....
Its gonna be trade...... Pretty fair, but....As long as it's under or at least around $400, it would be a decent buy. Depends on the condition. There's one on gunbroker with beautiful wood, but very worn blueing (metal looked to be in good condition though, and the worn blueng gave it character), for $370.
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.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?