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VALMET
June 17, 2015, 06:44
I have to ask as a fellow member has one in the Marketplace and because of my username...any other Valmet guys on here?? I've been intrigued with them since I was young when I walked into a gunshop and saw one on the wall for sale and thought, "what the hell is that thing and how many hours do I need to put in at the summer job to buy one?" I find all of them pretty cool but 7.62x39 Valmets are my weakness.

PARA FN FAL
June 17, 2015, 06:49
The M76 in 223 is my weakness. What a great rifle. They say the Galil was based off the Valmet receivers but the M76 always felt smother and more natural to me. I would love to find another one someday.

nwobhm
June 17, 2015, 07:35
The better question is....Who isn't a Valmet guy?

"It's an assault rifle hon, 308 caliber, with a folding stock"....:wink:

Impala_Guy
June 17, 2015, 08:43
Me.....I've been looking for a 7.62 Valmet ak for a while.

AGG
June 17, 2015, 09:09
Ummm . . . maybe!!! ;)

Tony

LKY_13
June 17, 2015, 11:23
The better question is....Who isn't a Valmet guy?

Quoted because Chris speaks the truth here.

Abominog
June 17, 2015, 11:56
M88 in 308. Got it for a song. I'm not a fanatic, but it is an interesting design w/ the modifications.

Andy the Aussie
June 17, 2015, 14:37
I was given a M71s when I was 14, loved it, wonderful rifle !!!! Miss it greatly.

LKY_13
June 17, 2015, 15:44
I was given a M71s when I was 14, loved it, wonderful rifle !!!! Miss it greatly.

LoL... here kid, don't shoot ur eye out.


...Lucky!

nib
June 18, 2015, 21:59
The better question is....Who isn't a Valmet guy?

"It's an assault rifle hon, 308 caliber, with a folding stock"....:wink:

The Survivors.

Robin Williams Walter Mathow Jerry Reed.

Frickin funny classic that no one has seen.

What kind of man shoots another mans gun!

nib
June 18, 2015, 22:04
First Valmet was a 71 I was hooked.

twistie
June 22, 2015, 10:02
I was given a M71s when I was 14, loved it, wonderful rifle !!!! Miss it greatly.

Yep me too. I owned a M71S Pre 1996 before laws change.

VALMET
June 23, 2015, 09:13
The Survivors.

Robin Williams Walter Mathow Jerry Reed.

Frickin funny classic that no one has seen.

What kind of man shoots another mans gun!

Have never seen this film but I think now is the time!

Brian in MN
June 24, 2015, 08:57
The Survivors.

Robin Williams Walter Mathow Jerry Reed.

Frickin funny classic that no one has seen.

What kind of man shoots another mans gun!


Saw it in a theater with the girlfriend. I was the only one who laughed at the "you shot my gun" scene.

nfafan
July 08, 2015, 20:29
Yep, missed out on an Interarms M62 in 1976 as I didn't have the $800.00 or so for the gun. Or the $700.00 for the M71.

CAR
July 09, 2015, 05:24
I have owned Valmets since 1985. I currently own an M62S, an M71S and a M76 Wood stock. I would like to pick up another M76 folder, I had one years ago but sold it in a moment of weakness. :facepalm:

Spieler
July 15, 2015, 13:05
I loved The Survivors, and it also contributed to my quest for a Valmet of my own.

I picked up an M76 Wood stock in .223 for $765 in the early '90s. And yes, I used Galil mags with it before I learned I shouldn't. I let it go in a moment of weakness for a trade toward other toys.

I'd love to have another, especially an M62 in 7.62x39, but there are others rifles at better price points for me these days.

xcpd69
July 18, 2015, 17:39
I've got one. M 76 folder. Factory top cover with scope mount. Five factory 30 round magazines. Although one is for the earlier 71s.

No import marks. Caliber marking .223Rem and 5.56 NATO.

VALMET
July 18, 2015, 23:42
It's interesting, there are a handful of 76s floating around without import marks. Came in by way of Canada I imagine.

Timber Wolf
July 19, 2015, 16:02
The Survivors.

Robin Williams Walter Mathow Jerry Reed.

Frickin funny classic that no one has seen.

What kind of man shoots another mans gun!

This was on the tube yesterday afternoon. I had already missed most of it by the time I found it though. Oh well, I have seen a couple of times anyway. Three great actors!

VALMET
August 13, 2015, 09:53
Ok- enough of me saying that I need to watch this film...I'm going to stream it on Netflix this weekend!

raexcct2
August 14, 2015, 06:53
The M76 in 223 is my weakness. What a great rifle. They say the Galil was based off the Valmet receivers but the M76 always felt smother and more natural to me. I would love to find another one someday.

+1. I sold my Valmet M76 to pay my daughter's college tuition and I finally found the money to buy a replacement. Should have her in today. I like my Galils but the Valmet is way lighter and feels better to me.

VALMET
August 14, 2015, 15:41
+1. I sold my Valmet M76 to pay my daughter's college tuition and I finally found the money to buy a replacement. Should have her in today. I like my Galils but the Valmet is way lighter and feels better to me.

Post a pic when you get it!

hansellhd
August 15, 2015, 12:39
The Queen of AK's

http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a443/hansellhd/DSCN3192_zpsj1xd2q61.jpg (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/hansellhd/media/DSCN3192_zpsj1xd2q61.jpg.html)

http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a443/hansellhd/DSCN3120_zpswe5xv4xm.jpg (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/hansellhd/media/DSCN3120_zpswe5xv4xm.jpg.html)

http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a443/hansellhd/DSCN3175_zpsmxbav8wa.jpg (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/hansellhd/media/DSCN3175_zpsmxbav8wa.jpg.html)

http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a443/hansellhd/DSCN3180_zpsdudszls3.jpg (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/hansellhd/media/DSCN3180_zpsdudszls3.jpg.html)

http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a443/hansellhd/DSCN3184_zpsdr6tkbqe.jpg (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/hansellhd/media/DSCN3184_zpsdr6tkbqe.jpg.html)
That's what I'm talken about. Gun Porn is good for the Soul, but not the wallet. ;)

HDH.

nfafan
August 15, 2015, 23:38
Interesting article over at Truth About Guns...

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/08/daniel-zimmerman/surplus-saturday-finnish-valmet-m76w/

raexcct2
August 16, 2015, 01:27
Interesting article over at Truth About Guns...

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/08/daniel-zimmerman/surplus-saturday-finnish-valmet-m76w/

Funny you linked that article and gunshop. That gunshop is who I bought my Valmet on Gunbroker. I'll have it in hand on Monday. It has the typical broken plastic buttpad but I still have a US made replacement metal buttpad that I bought on Gunbroker years ago. It's not correct but it solves the problem of breaking buttpads.

VALMET
August 16, 2015, 19:32
Wonderful pics hansellhd, thanks for sharing! Love the M-62!

223 Gunner
August 18, 2015, 03:53
I too have a 76 in .223 with the wood stock.
It is one of the crown jewels in my collection, I would call it 98% or better.
Looks to have either been fired very little, if at all.

I've owned it a few years now, bought it from a good friend, ever since, I have wanted more valmets, but as you all know, they don't hit the market that often.

There was a 76 tube folder on Sturm for $1600 about a week ago, I looked at it one day, the next I was going to email him and it was gone already.
He was in Ohio, I live in Indiana, could have been an easy meet up.

hansellhd
August 18, 2015, 13:31
I too have a 76 in .223 with the wood stock.
It is one of the crown jewels in my collection, I would call it 98% or better.
Looks to have either been fired very little, if at all.

I've owned it a few years now, bought it from a good friend, ever since, I have wanted more valmets, but as you all know, they don't hit the market that often.

There was a 76 tube folder on Sturm for $1600 about a week ago, I looked at it one day, the next I was going to email him and it was gone already.
He was in Ohio, I live in Indiana, could have been an easy meet up.

From what I can see on GB most folders sell for close to 2K depending on condition and accessories. Wood stock for 1.5K

raexcct2
August 18, 2015, 17:55
Just got the Valmet in and I lucked out. It's a non-import marked Valmet.

The only markings are what the Valmet factory put on the rifle. Cool.

BWood
September 06, 2015, 07:10
long time valmet owner. I put up the valmet-weapons.com site but phased it out due to so little interest in them. Not many Val's made it into the USA.

I have owned Valmet 62's, 71's, and 76's. Had several 76's in 7.62x39mm, a few 62's both wood stock and tube, a 71 plastic stock, and lord knows how many 76's in 5.56

Great guns...Extremely unknown. Heck even Finland bought Chinese AK's to supplement the AK's they built themselves in Finland. That was the downfall actually...Val's were the first commercially available AK...sales sucked due to lack of 7.62 x 39mm ammo in the 60's and 70's. By the time the 5.56mm versions came out....the Chinese imports were not that far behind. Add to it the Egyptian Maadi and they buried Valmets price wise.

I still have ONE Valmet...a 76 tube folder. Great gun...but I prefer my FN SCAR any day.

Texgunner
September 06, 2015, 08:14
Is it pronounced "Val-met" or "Val-may"?

Casqui1541
September 06, 2015, 10:33
I tried asking a Finnish guy in the dorm when I was in college about the "Val met" rifles. He was confused until I drew a picture. He then was happy to discuss the "Wal May" rifles.

JWH
September 06, 2015, 11:32
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VALMET
September 06, 2015, 12:56
Is it pronounced "Val-met" or "Val-may"?

I've always pronounced it Val-met as opposed to Val-may. Not an authority by any means but most collectors I've dealt with over the years have pronounced it "Val-met" also. And it just sounds cooler that way.

B Wood
October 25, 2015, 07:51
I have owned a butt load of Val's

numerous 62's and 76's in 5.56mm and 7.62x39mm. Also 71's in 5.56mm.

I am down to one now. a folding stock 76 in 5.56mm. Tempted to sell her as I never use her. I love Val's and it is a shame they never caught on. I would love Sako to bring their latest AW into the market in semi form..but that will never happen.

VALMET
October 25, 2015, 11:30
It's especially a shame that Beretta (who owns Sako) won't bring their 92 and 95 rifles to the U.S. market but they'll market their new 5.56 (ARX-series). One can hope!

nfafan
October 25, 2015, 16:27
<snip> Tempted to sell her as I never use her. I love Val's and it is a shame they never caught on. I would love Sako to bring their latest AW into the market in semi form..but that will never happen.

Same situation, have the tube M76 that's a keeper, and a wood M76 that I avoid shooting so as to not handle the furniture-like woodwork.

I wouldn't mind swapping on M71 furniture to it, but cant find affordable parts anywhere and there are none being made. Surprised we have zero aftermarket for the VALMETs as it is not like there are just a few in the USA... I'm sure knockoff cheesegrater handguards would fly off the shelves.

B Wood
October 25, 2015, 17:06
Same situation, have the tube M76 that's a keeper, and a wood M76 that I avoid shooting so as to not handle the furniture-like woodwork.

I wouldn't mind swapping on M71 furniture to it, but cant find affordable parts anywhere and there are none being made. Surprised we have zero aftermarket for the VALMETs as it is not like there are just a few in the USA... I'm sure knockoff cheesegrater handguards would fly off the shelves.

there are only about 15,000 Val''s in the USA. Very few. Approx 2000 M62's, and the overwhelming majority being M76's. Not much demand for handguards

nfafan
October 25, 2015, 19:10
Hmm, didn't know the numbers, seemed like they were around in the 80's - not in the same numbers as the more-sought-after PolyTechs, but still. Figured they were all being hoarded by collectors these days.

I know I'd buy a repro M71 or M62 furniture set so my 2 M76s didn't look so much alike from the pistol-grip forward.

raexcct2
October 26, 2015, 01:41
Hmm, didn't know the numbers, seemed like they were around in the 80's - not in the same numbers as the more-sought-after PolyTechs, but still. Figured they were all being hoarded by collectors these days.

I know I'd buy a repro M71 or M62 furniture set so my 2 M76s didn't look so much alike from the pistol-grip forward.

Try buying from this guy on the Valmet Weapons forum. I bought some parts for my Valmet from him.

http://www.valmet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3595

DunGoterDid

Joined: 08 Feb 2012
Posts: 68


PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:31 am Post subject: WTS/WTT Valmet Parts Extravaganza Reply with quote
I am in Canada and ship worldwide.

M78 Rear Trunion $100
M78 Handguard retainers $150 pair
M78 Gas tube for stamped receiver with rear sight $175
.223 Bolt complete. Fits M71 M76 M78 M88 Hunter M82 $400 (not sure if this is importable to the USA, please advise)
.308 barrel from milled M76. Has common threads to all Valmets. $230 (Not importable to the USA)
Wood M71/M78 hand guards $250
Black Poly M71 stock with retaining bolt $300
Hunter/Petra/M88 stock bolt with flat and lock washers $35
Hunter/Petra/M88 complete front sight assembly unique to 30/06 version (locates at front of barrel) $125
Hunter/Petra/M88 forward mounted trigger linkage mechanism $80
Hunter/Petra/M88 mag catch assembly $65
Pistol grip for M71 M76 M78 with nut, screw, and washer $90
Selector $55
Trigger group pin retainer spring. $35
Three Piece Trigger group for M62 M71 M76 M78 $150
Hammer spring for ALL semi Valmets $40
Bolt Carrier and .308 piston assembly from M76 $150
M78 wood stock with bolt, sling plate, and butt plate screws for stamped receiver $280
M78 gas block from a .308 rifle. $150
M78 carry handle assembly $140
Flash hider/front sight assembly for M71 and M78 $250
Front sling loop for M78 $40
Bipod assembly for M78 $170
Finnish Defense Forces Orange Urethane Barrel Plug $35


This ad has been edited hard.

raexcct2
October 26, 2015, 04:52
Hmm, didn't know the numbers, seemed like they were around in the 80's - not in the same numbers as the more-sought-after PolyTechs, but still. Figured they were all being hoarded by collectors these days.

I know I'd buy a repro M71 or M62 furniture set so my 2 M76s didn't look so much alike from the pistol-grip forward.
Are you looking for M71 handguards? I have a set that I would trade for metric FAL parts (I need 2 sets of hinge pin, bho, mag catch assembly).

VALMET
October 26, 2015, 21:40
there are only about 15,000 Val''s in the USA. Very few. Approx 2000 M62's, and the overwhelming majority being M76's. Not much demand for handguards

Out of curiosity where are you getting your #'s on the 62s? 2k sounds high

nfafan
October 27, 2015, 19:39
Thanks for the tips on the VALMET parts! (I have zero FAL parts not currently in use.)

raexcct2
October 27, 2015, 20:01
Thanks for the tips on the VALMET parts! (I have zero FAL parts not currently in use.)
Let me know if you are still interested in the M71 handguards and I'll dig them out of storage to take pictures.

pre1989
October 27, 2015, 23:13
Funny story I almost ( like literry 1k from it ) bough a full auto one .. But it had been bubba and there were questions on mags ( it was a 556 model so not fun on mags ) ..

I have been looking at a full auto 308 model now for a while

It like the Galil are guns on my wish list for pre 89 rifles but the price and ratrity of mags have stoped me

VALMET
October 28, 2015, 05:17
If you think Valmet 5.56 mags are tough, buckle your seat belt when it comes to 308 mags.

shortround
October 28, 2015, 17:09
I have two, a 71S and a 76 tube folder in 7.62.

B Wood
October 28, 2015, 17:46
Out of curiosity where are you getting your #'s on the 62s? 2k sounds high

I used to have the import data by model. I started the www.valmet-weapons.com board and finally shut her down.

I had a huge amount of Val info that was amassed from people in Valmet, Interarms, etc.

VALMET
October 28, 2015, 18:16
I remember that site. I'd bet that we have some mutual acquaintances. Do you still have any if the specific info?

hansellhd
October 29, 2015, 15:25
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=518586382

Not my Gun. Wrong mag & sling.

VALMET
October 29, 2015, 15:38
Hard to believe a wood 62 like that went to $4k...and the reserve hasn't been met.

hansellhd
October 29, 2015, 22:56
Hard to believe a wood 62 like that went to $4k...and the reserve hasn't been met.

I agree, can't see it being worth more than that. Three lousy pictures to boot. I won my 62 on GB for 2.8K.
Back in June of this year. My gun came with 2 Mags, Bayonet and a scope Mt. cover. Also had the correct Green leather sling.

Like any collectible it comes down to supply and demand. The nice thing about 62's is any old (7.62x39) AK mag will fit, unlike the rest of the Valmet line of rifles.

VALMET
October 30, 2015, 16:14
I'd say you did pretty well at $2.8k especially considering that yours is an earlier one with the wooden PG.

VALMET
October 31, 2015, 20:41
I agree, can't see it being worth more than that. Three lousy pictures to boot. I won my 62 on GB for 2.8K.
Back in June of this year. My gun came with 2 Mags, Bayonet and a scope Mt. cover. Also had the correct Green leather sling.

Like any collectible it comes down to supply and demand. The nice thing about 62's is any old (7.62x39) AK mag will fit, unlike the rest of the Valmet line of rifles.

Up to $4500 now with over 3 days left

hansellhd
November 01, 2015, 10:18
Up to $4500 now with over 3 days left

right to bear arms wants that rifle bad, wonder if someone else will jump in?

This one might go to 5K.

VALMET
November 01, 2015, 16:09
It just might hit 5- last year a wood 76 7.62x39 went for $6k on GB!

PARA FN FAL
November 01, 2015, 17:56
this is crazy. Just two weeks ago I bought an M76 side folder in 223 for 1300 bucks. At this rate it should gain in value fairly quickly even though it's a 223 and not 7.62 Russian.

VALMET
November 01, 2015, 18:11
$1300 is certainly a good price on your 223 folder but the 223 M76 is the most commonly-encountered Valmet and therefore wouldn't likely appreciate like the 7.62x39 although for what you paid for it your surely turn a nice profit. To lots of folks, the 7.62x39 is the "one" to have and will therefore go out of their minds for one. I sold a NIB M76 milled folder in 7.62x39 for $8k back in the summer of 2010.

hansellhd
November 01, 2015, 20:47
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hansellhd
November 03, 2015, 15:39
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=519091772
another one.

1feral1
November 03, 2015, 22:16
I'd say you did pretty well at $2.8k especially considering that yours is an earlier one with the wooden PG.

Agreed.

In 8/14 I paid $3.5 for mine, M62/S, came with one generic mag, not a Valmet one. Since got the later plastic hand-guards and an original sling, in the ser range of 148XXX.

I did manage to pick up some of the OD Valmet plastic mags, and a handful of orange Tula AK mags.

20 yrs ago I sold my 1st M62/S (ser range 147XXX) for $900, and bought it in 1980 for $400 used.

I shoot my current tube stock'r often, and it runs like a charm.

Andy the Aussie
November 03, 2015, 23:13
Agreed.

In 8/14 I paid $3.5 for mine, M62/S, came with one generic mag, not a Valmet one. Since got the later plastic hand-guards and an original sling, in the ser range of 148XXX.

I did manage to pick up some of the OD Valmet plastic mags, and a handful of orange Tula AK mags.

20 yrs ago I sold my 1st M62/S (ser range 147XXX) for $900, and bought it in 1980 for $400 used.

I shoot my current tube stock'r often, and it runs like a charm......... maaaaaaaaate !!!!!!!!! Living it up in NH I see...:)

nfafan
November 05, 2015, 05:21
this is crazy. Just two weeks ago I bought an M76 side folder in 223 for 1300 bucks. At this rate it should gain in value fairly quickly even though it's a 223 and not 7.62 Russian.

Well, as mentioned, the 7.62 is the more popular. Maybe due to ability to use basic AK mags, although poly AK .223 mags and a few mins with a Dremel and your in business for an M71 or M76.

Long and short is that lots of folks want a VALMET, few will pay for a VALMET.

VALMET
November 05, 2015, 16:56
I think that the 7.62x39 versions are more desirable for several reasons...standard AK mag compatibility as you mentioned, that is the original factory caliber that they were designed in, and the fact that there are so few of them compared to 5.56 and 7.62 NATO

I think lots of folks will pay for them, as evidenced by the 62 that just went for $4500 on GB, but the desirable models just don't come up often. 76s in 7.62x39 rarely change hands it seems.

nfafan
November 05, 2015, 17:11
I recall staring and drooling at pics of the M62 and M71s in the Interarms section of the USAF PX catalog in 1975-76 - couldn't fathom an M62 in the then-hard-to-find-in-the-US 7.62x39 cal. Had a soft spot for the M71 since then.

All VALMETs of all types were not often seen at gunshows and made worse in 89.

VALMET
December 04, 2015, 19:53
Saw one (M76 wood 223) at the Tulsa show last month...don't think it lasted very long as I seem to recall a decent price.

ALL FAL
January 03, 2016, 02:44
Valmet, have always wanted one, no money, so it's Falmet for me. :)

VALMET
January 26, 2016, 10:15
Here is a rare bird...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=538550305

Stamped 76 7.62x39, Interarms imported both fixed and folding versions of this in 7.62x39 in the early-mid 80s with prob less that 100 all together. Not quite as desirable as the milled 76s in 7.62x39 but up there. Will be interested to see what the hammer price is.

hansellhd
January 26, 2016, 12:38
Here is a rare bird...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=538550305

Stamped 76 7.62x39, Interarms imported both fixed and folding versions of this in 7.62x39 in the early-mid 80s with prob less that 100 all together. Not quite as desirable as the milled 76s in 7.62x39 but up there. Will be interested to see what the hammer price is.

That Guy is selling some nice stuff, check out the HK43

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=538550993

nfafan
January 26, 2016, 22:07
Here is a rare bird...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=538550305

Stamped 76 7.62x39, Interarms imported both fixed and folding versions of this in 7.62x39 in the early-mid 80s with prob less that 100 all together. Not quite as desirable as the milled 76s in 7.62x39 but up there. Will be interested to see what the hammer price is.

Up to 32 bids, bet if it were a s/folder it would go higher, faster. Something about a VALMET tube folder...

One thing about gunbrokeya is that you reach a wider audience than what individual forum boards do, so there are folks out there with the coinage - provided they close the deal.

When I see what the $300.00 pre-89 Norcs and PolyTechs go for on gunbroker now, I have to laugh - and cry that I sold all of mine already.

VALMET
January 27, 2016, 17:10
$7000...my gosh. Wonder what my NIB one would sell for??????? Pre-ban prices in general have been unpredictable on GB of late.

canes173
January 29, 2016, 22:37
I miss mine, I owned a 76 tube folder and the bullpup m82...... Traded off the 76 for a p7m8 and sold the 82. Should've kept them both.
Just went to a local auction and they had a m62 fixed tube, opening bid was $3k, sold for $3900 I believe.

VALMET
January 30, 2016, 10:29
Here is your shot at another 62...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=539801165

Same guy who listed the stamped 76 7.62x39 I linked above. He's got a pile of nice pre-bans.

0750turbo
January 30, 2016, 15:08
Here is your shot at another 62...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=539801165

Same guy who listed the stamped 76 7.62x39 I linked above. He's got a pile of nice pre-bans.

No kidding. It will be interesting to see what the reviews are from the people purchasing them in a few weeks because the pictures the guy posts leave a lot to the imagination. Quite a collection of true pre-bans though

hansellhd
January 31, 2016, 13:00
I like that seller, starts @ 1 cent and no reserve. Takes Balls to do that but it's worth it. :whiskey:

hansellhd
February 03, 2016, 22:03
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=539801165

Wow.

Another 62 goes for over 6k, one year ago I thought 4K was expensive.

VALMET
February 04, 2016, 08:30
I know, I was surprised too. A year or so ago a wood-stocked milled 76 in 7.62x39 went for $6k in a bidding war. With this latest 62 and that stamped 76 bringing $7k, it's hard to peg hard Valmet prices these days.

Timber Wolf
February 04, 2016, 14:59
I like that seller, starts @ 1 cent and no reserve. Takes Balls to do that but it's worth it. :whiskey:

Takes no balls, just a buddy (shill bidder) with GB account.

Hunter M88
February 14, 2016, 12:59
Hello, does anyone have any info on this rifle? (M88 .308) I bought it from an older guy where I live. New never been fired and mint. Will the M76, M78 mags fit this rifle? They look very close. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

VALMET
February 15, 2016, 14:20
Hunter- I'm not 100% sure but I believe the M88 accepts the M76 308 magazine but should you encounter one but you'd definitely want to insert it into your rifle to see how well it seats if possible. As I'm sure you're aware, 308 Valmet mags are very pricey when encountered.

wheelgunner505
February 26, 2016, 20:17
Does anyone know if the M71S in .223 Rem was ever sold with a one piece wooden hand guard? I purchased one recently and it has what appears to be a walnut hand guard with the same stain tint and similar grain patterns to the original wood butt stock.

I'vent seen photographs of one like it yet and the reason I'm asking is because it is of such high quality, It looks believable.

Here are some photos of the my Valmet:

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender_zpssnicigk3.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender_zpssnicigk3.jpg.html)

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%205_zpsrr4jgm7b.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%205_zpsrr4jgm7b.jpg.html)

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%204_zpswwk5fhdl.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%204_zpswwk5fhdl.jpg.html)

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%203_zpsneopu1vq.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%203_zpsneopu1vq.jpg.html)

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%202_zpshdlhyisg.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%202_zpshdlhyisg.jpg.html)

VALMET
February 26, 2016, 20:24
I've seen one or two of them in years past. Similar to the wooden HGs seen on some of the M-78s so it's certainly plausible that they slapped a few sets on M-71s.

wheelgunner505
February 26, 2016, 20:39
I've seen the M78 hand guards on M71's before, but this one is a mystery......I just added photos.

VALMET
February 26, 2016, 20:43
Unsure if those HGs are factory but that is a nice looking 71 for sure. Is it an Interarms import?

wheelgunner505
February 26, 2016, 20:47
Thank you! It is an InterArms import.

I didn't think they were factory, but you never know. It is a single piece of wood. I haven't removed it to look for any markings or scribing on the insides of the hand guard (didn't want to bugger up the gas block and front sight).

Anyone have a set of plastic M71S hand guards for sale???

VALMET
February 26, 2016, 20:55
I would agree with you, if they're one piece they likely aren't factory. Keep an eye on GunBroker for a set of 71 HGs as random Valmet parts pop up on there on a fairly regular basis (they likely won't be cheap).

nfafan
February 26, 2016, 21:23
Agree with the others, either retro-fit M78 or custom.

I say that because in my mind's eye, I can recall the Interarms catalog I had in 1976 that showed the M71S with ALL black poly furniture, and the M62 with black cheesegrater forearms and tube butt. Cant recall if the tube was side-folder or not.

If custom, wish the guy was still in business as it looks like he would be capable of making a wooden cheesegrater and bicycle grip to match the wooden butt.

VALMET
February 26, 2016, 21:29
To my knowledge no tube-folding 62s were imported, only fixed tube and wood stocked guns.

nfafan
February 26, 2016, 22:20
To my knowledge no tube-folding 62s were imported, only fixed tube and wood stocked guns.

Yowza, could've sworn I've seen at least one on gunbrokeya, going for like FAMAS money. Not that I pay close attention to either, as I would not pay the price of admission...

VALMET
February 26, 2016, 22:27
Yowza, could've sworn I've seen at least one on gunbrokeya, going for like FAMAS money. Not that I pay close attention to either, as I would not pay the price of admission...

M76 RH tube folders in 7.62x39 (milled rec) have been known to bring close to FAMAS $. Valmet Inc brought in a few of them in 1987-88.

wheelgunner505
February 27, 2016, 08:34
Thanks for the insight. I sort of thought I did't have a unicorn here. But you never know with the imported rifles from the 80's.

Here are some more photos of a couple of M76S I want to show off. The Valmets are some of my favorite rifles in my collection. In New Mexico it is difficult to find anyone who knows what these things are. Glad to be communicating with people who know!

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender_zpsaedkfn0u.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender_zpsaedkfn0u.jpg.html)
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%204_zpszxu4fexq.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%204_zpszxu4fexq.jpg.html)
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%205_zpsrdosnfji.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%205_zpsrdosnfji.jpg.html)
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%203_zps3oplm9nn.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%203_zps3oplm9nn.jpg.html)
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%202_zpslvfugtrq.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%202_zpslvfugtrq.jpg.html)


This one's unfired!


http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%206_zpsyxibow9a.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%206_zpsyxibow9a.jpg.html)
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%207_zps9lpx97hd.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%207_zps9lpx97hd.jpg.html)
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%208_zpsi4nabroi.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%208_zpsi4nabroi.jpg.html)
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%209_zpsrkaolupk.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%209_zpsrkaolupk.jpg.html)
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%2010_zps8dqtunq9.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%2010_zps8dqtunq9.jpg.html)
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%2011_zpsyc8fb1gc.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%2011_zpsyc8fb1gc.jpg.html)
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%2012_zpscqb4gp7t.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%2012_zpscqb4gp7t.jpg.html)
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%2013_zpsxb9l1lnb.jpg (http://s725.photobucket.com/user/quaid_douglas/media/FullSizeRender%2013_zpsxb9l1lnb.jpg.html)

Texgunner
February 27, 2016, 09:10
This M-76 was owned by a friend back in the late 1980s. The pic quality is not so great, it was scanned from an old 35mm print.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/Valmet%20M76.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/Valmet%20M76.jpg.html)

VALMET
February 27, 2016, 10:50
Nice Valmets indeed gents! Thanks for sharing