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Finnish M39

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by jbrentd, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. jbrentd

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    Just wanted to share some pics of an M39 my wife gave me for my birthday. It really wasn't too much of a surprise since she had asked me for the details of where to buy one (Pat Burns). Anyway, I've had it for a while now...just getting around to sharing it. I was hitting 8" plates out at 100 yards with no problems. Needless to say, I love it.

    From what I can tell, it's a run of the mill wartime Sako, but let me know if any of the markings say something different.

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    1943 Sako built on a 1900 dated Tula receiver. :thumb:

    Beautiful rifle...especially the stock. Does it have round, transitional, or square splice fingers? That is a much nicer example than most of the M39's that were received from Classic in the last few weeks. Count yourself lucky that you got one from Pat Burns.
     
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    sweet rifle, one of my favorites to shoot at the military bolt action matches. i took mine to a match without ever shooting it beforehand. shot in the 90's with surplus ammo. yeah, i know, i shouldnt be shooting surplus in a fine rifle but it was more of an experiment to see what it would do.
     
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    Thanks. The stock is what really caught my eye on this one. It has the rounded splice fingers.

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    What happened to the supply from Pat Burns? Did they sell everything they had or did someone come in and buy their inventory?
     
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    Pretty sure she just sold the rougher rifles to Classic, but they were not very honest about condition. I picked up a few super nice ones at SOG during the same time Classis had theirs. Nice rifle OP!
     
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    I traded one of those to a member some years ago. Still regret it. Yours is a very nice example. Keep it!
     
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    Thanks! I missed all the excitement with the SOG and Classic M39's. How much were they going for?

    Thanks. I plan to and tend to keep firearms that were gifts.
     
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    Very nice arctic birch stock on that rifle! I had a quartet of M39's with the "Puolustuslaitos" stamp a few years ago, but none had a stock as figured as the one on yours. Enjoy, but be sure to wear a recoil pad on your shoulder ;)
     
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    I'm fairly certain that this seller on GB is the same as gunsnammo.com (Pat Burns). They currently have about 5 M39s listed with some of them built on antique receivers.
     
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    Beautiful stock!
     

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