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jcaoloveshine
03-09-2008, 4:31 PM
im looking to buy an m39 soon and was wondering what are some features to look for that would help me pick out a good rifle? ive seen some of these rifles ranging from 275-630 dollars and was wondering what accounts for the price difference. im hoping buying an m39 isnt like getting a surplus mosin where its pretty much hit or miss. what would you guys consider to be a good price to pay for a nice m39?

762cavalier
03-09-2008, 4:37 PM
Price difference is usually who made the barrel. Some M39s are sako barreled, some are Tikka barreled. The Sako's are usually at a premium. Then it matters what stock it is in, pre war or post war.

!@#$
03-09-2008, 5:18 PM
Price difference is usually who made the barrel. Some M39s are sako barreled, some are Tikka barreled. The Sako's are usually at a premium. Then it matters what stock it is in, pre war or post war.


tikka barreled rifles sell for way more than the sako rifles. dude i will trade you my sakos for your tikkas...



if you want a shooter just get any sako or vkt with a good condition barrel and have at it. a war time stock is nice but post war is fine on a shooter. don't worry about finish % all of the 100% blue rifles were just rearsenaled. barrel condition is what you want. make sure the stock is not cracked at the tang. don't spend more than $250 on a shooter.

Mezcalfud
03-09-2008, 5:42 PM
I know there are some worth more than others based on manufacture, etc... but when I bought mine, I went for condition and wanted nice shooters.Ended up with a 1895 tula rcvr/44vkt 100% blue, new bore, wartime stock and a 1895 tula rcvr/44 sako, same condition!

Condition, in my book, trumps collectability. I like nice looking rifles that shoot good!

I was looking to do a ftf for one or both of mine (2), if you are in socal and interested, PM me.

caldude
03-09-2008, 6:28 PM
For web sites with good M39s, try here (he specializes in M39s):
http://www.gunsnammo.com/

Or here:
http://www.empirearms.com/

It helps if you have a C&R license, since they can ship directly to you. Otherwise, you'll have to do an FFL transfer, which will add to the price.

jcaoloveshine
03-09-2008, 6:49 PM
For web sites with good M39s, try here (he specializes in M39s):
http://www.gunsnammo.com/

Or here:
http://www.empirearms.com/

It helps if you have a C&R license, since they can ship directly to you. Otherwise, you'll have to do an FFL transfer, which will add to the price.

how do you get a c&r license?

Mezcalfud
03-09-2008, 8:03 PM
antique m39's are exempt, the http://www.gunsnammo.com/ folks have them, not sure about empire arms?

jcaoloveshine
03-09-2008, 8:24 PM
antique m39's are exempt, the http://www.gunsnammo.com/ folks have them, not sure about empire arms?

damn, you need to be over 21 though.

jcaoloveshine
03-10-2008, 3:39 PM
another quick question: how do the sights work on an m39? are most of these rifles sighted in at 100 yards already?

!@#$
03-10-2008, 3:49 PM
another quick question: how do the sights work on an m39? are most of these rifles sighted in at 100 yards already?

300

Bishop
03-12-2008, 3:17 PM
Don't forget to buy up all the surplus light ball you can find :D Stock is getting low!