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Old 09-11-2017, 1:45 PM
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Default Thoughts on the TNW Suomi M31?

Basically what to know what are your guys thoughts on the TNW suomi M31? Now I know they are heavy but are they good shooters? I like the ability of owning a milsurpish sub machine gun of course being featureless and in 9mm.
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Love mine. I can lay every round on a plate no problem. Recoil is negligible. Make sure you get the hammer fired version. These have an H serial prefix and the striker has a Y prefix. Some minor work needs to be done like smooth out the parkerizing on the bolt and interior of the receiver. Some magazines need tweaking, like the drums which need spring tension adjustment. After I worked out the magazine issues and smoothed the action parts it's a dream.

You can shoot mine at the October WEGC shoot if you like.

Here's mine after I refinished it and replaced a few cosmetic parts.




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Wow, love how that looks....
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I have never owned or even shot one. But they look very cool and what's not to love about a 9mm surplus long gun??
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Love mine. I can lay every round on a plate no problem. Recoil is negligible. Make sure you get the hammer fired version. These have an H serial prefix and the striker has a Y prefix. Some minor work needs to be done like smooth out the parkerizing on the bolt and interior of the receiver. Some magazines need tweaking, like the drums which need spring tension adjustment. After I worked out the magazine issues and smoothed the action parts it's a dream.

You can shoot mine at the October WEGC shoot if you like.

Here's mine after I refinished it and replaced a few cosmetic parts.




Good to know and thanks for the info. Unfortunately after missing every shoot this summer except for the August shoot I will miss the October shoot as I will be out of state on the 7th. But thanks for the offer as I will be there for the November shoot hopefully.
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Love mine. I can lay every round on a plate no problem. Recoil is negligible. Make sure you get the hammer fired version. These have an H serial prefix and the striker has a Y prefix. Some minor work needs to be done like smooth out the parkerizing on the bolt and interior of the receiver. Some magazines need tweaking, like the drums which need spring tension adjustment. After I worked out the magazine issues and smoothed the action parts it's a dream.

You can shoot mine at the October WEGC shoot if you like.

Here's mine after I refinished it and replaced a few cosmetic parts.

That's a beautiful rifle. Whats not to like? Great design and beautiful wood... I was dumb to not get one when they were available...
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Beautiful tiger stripe! How did you finish the metal?
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Beautiful tiger stripe! How did you finish the metal?
Thanks!

Here's my DIY thread on it:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s....php?t=1299140

Also thanks SVT, it's a joy to shoot. You can shoot it all day, it's like a 9mm 10/22.
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Update: I got one


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Sweet. I refinished the one I made from a TNW kit a' la Turbota and need to upload pictures now. I need to have it engraved for compliance now, but I'd like to find someone who can make it look vintage. Suggestions in the LA/Ventura area?
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Those are very cool, and I really wanted one, until I picked one up. Way heavy for what they are. Was hoping it could be something my kid could have learned on, but too heavy for that.

The fact that the original barrel is only about 12 1/2" is also kind of annoying from a BATFE standpoint. I would either have to add the aftermarket barrel or weld-on addition, or NFA it (something you can't do in the Glorious People's Republic).

For me anyway, the coolness doesn't overcome the downsides.
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I am in the La Area and can help you make it look vintage.....what are your parameters any preferences Pm Me.
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Thanks @royhausen. I'm happy with the wood as it appears to be factory fresh. It's the engraving I need help with. Here are the pictures I promised of the refinish a la 81turbota. I only had to do the receiver as the other parts were surplus.




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That turned out great!!! The wood is stunning!
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Wish I never sold mine.
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Thanks for the inspiration @81turbota!
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That looks fantastic Grendl! I really like that tiger striping of the stock.
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Thanks! Now I need to get it compliance engraved in a manner which doesn't ruin it.
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Crap! I forgot about mine! I better think about engraving it too!
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I have never owned or even shot one. But they look very cool and what's not to love about a 9mm surplus long gun??
You answered your own question. It's 9mm. That's what NOT to like about it.
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You answered your own question. It's 9mm. That's what NOT to like about it.
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No way, my HiPoint carbine is my favorite rifle in my collection

Ok well not my favorite but I really do have one and it is a lot of fun.
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No way, my HiPoint carbine is my favorite rifle in my collection

Ok well not my favorite but I really do have one and it is a lot of fun.
That's all fine and dandy IF you're a 9mm fan boy.
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I'm a fan of 9mm, .45acp, 32acp, 380auto, 44mag, and 45lc

soon to be a fan of 7.62x38r
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Love mine. I can lay every round on a plate no problem. Recoil is negligible. Make sure you get the hammer fired version. These have an H serial prefix and the striker has a Y prefix. Some minor work needs to be done like smooth out the parkerizing on the bolt and interior of the receiver. Some magazines need tweaking, like the drums which need spring tension adjustment. After I worked out the magazine issues and smoothed the action parts it's a dream.

You can shoot mine at the October WEGC shoot if you like.

Here's mine after I refinished it and replaced a few cosmetic parts.
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That is an amazing looking piece! Would love to do the same.
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Finally got mine compliance engraved. Used www.atomicengraving.com and I think it came out nicely. Mike is a great guy to work with.
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I am revisiting the idea of acquiring a Suomi and rediscovered this great thread. Hopefully will be able to add to the fine pieces on display here!
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I am revisiting the idea of acquiring a Suomi and rediscovered this great thread. Hopefully will be able to add to the fine pieces on display here!
I'm in the same boat. Was watching some history videos with my son a couple days ago and he suggested one he saw on Simo Hayha

I knew about 505 confirmed sniper kills with his open sight M28/30 but what I wasn't aware of were his reported 200 kills with his Suomi K31

Also found a great post over at mosinnagant.net about actually meeting him

So needless to say, a quick video put Suomi AND M28/30 on my list

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The Suomi was indeed a formidable weapon. They were often used as squad support weapons.
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And the drum and coffin mags have now found a happy home in modified M11/9 machine guns.
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