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Mustang
02-12-2012, 3:05 PM
Last year I won a 1970 Finnish M39.




I've been busy and hadn't fired it until last week. The first rounds were a bit disappointing...

(Prvi 182 gr FMJBT @ 100 yards)
http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo32/grant729/targets/004-1-4.jpg

About 3 MOA, which is not particularly noteworthy for a Finn. However, I've noted in the past that my other M39's like the barrel bands snug, so I checked all the screws...the front action screw took about 1/2 turn and the lower band screw took about a turn and 1/2. Fired three more of the Prvi's and got this
http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo32/grant729/targets/005-2-2.jpg

Anyone else noted that M39's like the barrel bands tight?

rojocorsa
02-12-2012, 3:52 PM
Do you know what year the tang date is?

Mustang
02-12-2012, 3:56 PM
Nah. I don't take these things apart unless I really have to for cleaning or what not. The Finns put shims in the stock and tuned them to shoot just right and I don't want to chance messing that up.

kel-tec-innovations
02-12-2012, 4:44 PM
Not bad, its a surplus. I wouldn't expect sub moa. How is the barrel condition ?

Mustang
02-12-2012, 4:53 PM
Not bad, its a surplus. I wouldn't expect sub moa. How is the barrel condition ?

Barrel looks like new.

rojocorsa
02-12-2012, 5:33 PM
Not bad, its a surplus. I wouldn't expect sub moa. How is the barrel condition ?

These are credited as some of the most accurate surplus rifles, along with the Swedes and K-31s.

McNally M.
02-12-2012, 5:43 PM
God I want one so badly....

rojocorsa
02-12-2012, 5:59 PM
God I want one so badly....

It's my next purchase, most likely...

G-Man WC
02-12-2012, 6:06 PM
1970 MN. That's the newest stamped on I've seen. -g

Blitzburgh
02-12-2012, 6:18 PM
1970 MN. That's the newest stamped on I've seen. -g

You know, that's a heck of a point. I've never seen one either with that late of a date stamp on it. Mine is 1944 I think? Not a Finn... just a Ruskie...

G-Man WC
02-12-2012, 6:37 PM
I've seen them up into only the 60's. -g

Mustang
02-12-2012, 6:41 PM
I've got two 1970's and a 1968. I've heard that there are some stamped as late as 1973

Mustang
02-12-2012, 7:23 PM
Here's a couple of pics of my other 1970 and I don't seem to have any of my 1968. Have to dig it out of the safe one of these days

Mustang
02-12-2012, 7:24 PM
Duplicate

SVT-40
02-12-2012, 9:00 PM
Hey nice rifle.... Not going by CalFed here?

Mustang
02-13-2012, 5:01 AM
Thanks, SVT. When I joined this forum, I was using a different Nick. Never bothered to change it. I'm also known as "brody" on a few.

Flyin Brian
02-13-2012, 7:23 AM
Thanks, SVT. When I joined this forum, I was using a different Nick. Never bothered to change it. I'm also known as "brody" on a few.

Nice attempt at trying to throw us off the trail... you didn't say you "glommed" this rifle so I wasn't sure if it was you!! haha.

Good looking M39, BTW.

Mustang
02-21-2012, 11:33 AM
Nice attempt at trying to throw us off the trail... you didn't say you "glommed" this rifle so I wasn't sure if it was you!! haha.

Good looking M39, BTW.


LOL...Guess "glommed" has fallen out of common usage.

I took this one back to the Lincoln range to test the new Prvi 54R "match" ammo. Was a bit disappointed in how the "regular" ammo did this time.


Both groups shot at 100 yards

.........The "match" ammo.............................................. . The "regular" ammo

http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo32/grant729/targets/005-2-3.jpghttp://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo32/grant729/targets/016-1-1.jpg