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Old December 31st, 2010, 05:44 PM   #1
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Finn M39

Anyone own one of these variants of the Mosin-Nagant 91/30?

I have been reading up on them, and they seem like great rifles. They look to be much better built than their Russian cousins, and I am thinking of buying one.

I would like to hear of any experiences in shooting the Finn M39 and how you like them.

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Old January 1st, 2011, 04:28 AM   #2
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What you heard is correct, they are quit well built and very accurate.

The only issue we have with my sons is the front sight blade. It's a little short and you have to adjust the point of aim to compensate for it.

There are replacement parts available for the M39 from Tennessee Gun Parts.

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Old January 1st, 2011, 07:27 AM   #3
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Very solid built rifle with a true 2-stage trigger and designed to shoot the D166 bullet far more accurately. I'd compare the accuracy on par with the 8mm 98K. I've got several m39s and the operation of the bolt is smooth as butter. I have sold all but one of my 91/30s. IMO the best 7.62x54r rifle out there.

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Old January 1st, 2011, 09:25 AM   #4
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I concur with john and andy,

The finns put out excellent moisins. From all the moisins ive seen, these are the best in fit and finish, and from what i can assess, they are better shooters than the russians.

The finns know how to build a rifle. Buncha skiing, rifle shooting bas*&#rds who know how to build good rifles.

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Old January 1st, 2011, 11:29 AM   #5
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The Finns are great people and during the Winter War they suffered 66,406 total losses. The Russians suffered 391,783. Better than 6:1 ratio. Simo Hayha is the records sniper with 505 kills during this time frame. He used an iron sighted M27. He had 200 confirmed with a Soumi M-31 subgun. Last time I was there I got to shoot both a Trg-22 andTrg-42 with a buddy at the range they had the '07 Lapua Sniper Competition at. Frikkin' unreal rifles. Now I'm going to the range with my 3 favorite m-39s. Thanks for putting that in my head!

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Old January 1st, 2011, 12:28 PM   #6
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haha, Mr. Haya was operating in what we refer to in the biz as a, "target rich environment", lol.

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Old January 1st, 2011, 12:39 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info...there are some M39's on Gunbroker that I'm interested in. I'm not planning on collecting, I just want one excellent M39!

I love the fact that these rifles were used against the Soviets!

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Old January 2nd, 2011, 03:57 AM   #8
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Check around, you can still find them for sale without dealing with auction sites.

http://www.empirearms.com/M39.htm

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Old January 8th, 2011, 03:54 PM   #9
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I used to own a M39 that I bought from http://www.gunsnammo.com/. It had an 1890something reciever so no FFl or C&R. UPS threw it over my side gate while I wasn't home!

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Old February 5th, 2011, 12:27 PM   #10
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I don't remember the time frame,, hell I have trouble recalling dinner last night but but we used to get them from SOG or Big-5 from $69 to $89 and I think I gave them away for the Holidays for several years and everyone liked them. For the money they were a great deal.

Still have a few around for guests to use and I don't hear any complaints about the fron sights mostly because our friends are all ex-military and know hold-off's for rifles zeroed for 300 yards.
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I don't remember the time frame,, hell I have trouble recalling dinner last night but but we used to get them from SOG or Big-5 from $69 to $89 and I think I gave them away for the Holidays for several years and everyone liked them. For the money they were a great deal.

Still have a few around for guests to use and I don't hear any complaints about the fron sights mostly because our friends are all ex-military and know hold-off's for rifles zeroed for 300 yards.
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Nice rifles! I like that my new M39 shoots high, I don't usually shoot at less than 300 yards anyhow, I just hold the front sight a little lower in the rear, and with a 6 o'clock hold I will hit just about center of the target.

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Old February 6th, 2011, 09:14 AM   #12
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;) Get those pictures up and talk about them!

I have been using the 150g Game King and the 174g Match King bullets for short and long rang with good results. I am not getting the performance from 4895 but 4064 seems to work best. I could put in some more time working up the 4895 but 4064 just works all the time.



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Old April 10th, 2011, 12:25 PM   #13
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The M-39s have heavier barrels and beefier stocks, the ones that I have owned have been extremely accurate with milsurp ammo (but clean them thoroughly as soon as your are done shooting if you're using that ammo). They are generally a bit more pricey as there aren't nearly the #'s of M39s out there as others and can be found in generally better condition.

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