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VALMET
May 02, 2017, 15:38
Despite the auction description, it is, in fact, a 76 and not a 62. Scarce gun, not mine. 7.62x39 Valmets have been off the charts in past 1-2 years.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Item/642738642

AGG
May 02, 2017, 17:27
What is the serial number--- I think that I see 169714 (?)--- but that cannot be correct!!! :)

Tony

VALMET
May 02, 2017, 18:18
I see 165714. Interesting that mine are marked differently. Both are in the 3960XX range as is the one in the NRA museum and the caliber markings are by SN. On this one, SN range is entirely different and cal marking is on rear left of rec under "Valmet/Made in Finland."

AGG
May 04, 2017, 16:34
I see 165714. Interesting that mine are marked differently. Both are in the 3960XX range as is the one in the NRA museum and the caliber markings are by SN. On this one, SN range is entirely different and cal marking is on rear left of rec under "Valmet/Made in Finland."

Yes--- 165714--- rear sight!!! :)

All 165XXX's (stamped/ELMSFORD imports/.223). :)

The M76's (7,62x39) that I am aware of as are follows: ;)

1. No 156XXX's (stamped/INTERARMS imports)
2. 395XXX's/396XXX's (milled/STOEGER or ELMSFORD imports)

- Neither is marked as the one in the auction. :rolleyes:

Tony

VALMET
May 04, 2017, 17:24
Interesting, I've never encountered a Stoeger-import 7.62x39 Valmet. I've concluded that most of the milled 7.62x39 76s are later (1985-88) imports.

Impala_Guy
May 06, 2017, 18:38
No semi auto ak is worth that kind of scratch. Did the Fins ever actually use a wood stocked version or was that just the commercial guns?

VALMET
May 06, 2017, 19:37
Lots of folks would disagree but to each his own...will be interesting to see what this one goes for. One like this sold for $8200 after a bidding war a year ago.

I don't believe that any wood-stocked Valmet were used by FDF but some of the wood 5.56 guns were purchased by Indonesian coast guard in the 1980s.

hansellhd
May 07, 2017, 11:15
Doesn't matter if they were used by the Military or not, bottom line is they are a high quality firearm and not many were imported. I like the wood stock myself, nice to have both.

http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a443/hansellhd/90112316-2638-4e97-bef1-e9de5acc877f_zpsh0qolyno.jpg (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/hansellhd/media/90112316-2638-4e97-bef1-e9de5acc877f_zpsh0qolyno.jpg.html)

AGG
May 07, 2017, 14:11
Interesting, I've never encountered a Stoeger-import 7.62x39 Valmet. I've concluded that most of the milled 7.62x39 76s are later (1985-88) imports.

Based on my data, I would conclude the following: :)

1. No 156XXX's (1986)
2. 165XXX's (1986/1987)
3. 395XXX's/396XXX's (1987)

Makes sense--- INTERARMS (1973-1986); STOEGER (1986-1987); ELMSFORD (1986-1989). ;)

Tony

VALMET
May 07, 2017, 14:34
And you always have good data. My 7.62x39 wood 76s are within 3 #'s of each other and i can conclude that they were both mfg on May 11, 1987 as per certificate in the box with one of them.

AGG
May 07, 2017, 15:22
And you always have good data. My 7.62x39 wood 76s are within 3 #'s of each other and i can conclude that they were both mfg on May 11, 1987 as per certificate in the box with one of them.

The only 3 certificate dates that I have for the 395XXX's/396XXX's are 05-11-87, 06-04-87, and 08-20-87!!! :)

Tony

AGG
May 10, 2017, 11:35
$4,730.00--- somewhat surprised that a M76 in 7,62x39mm did not sell for higher!!! :)

Tony

VALMET
May 10, 2017, 13:07
Agreed, I'd wager that if seller had uploaded better and more numerous pics the gun would've likely brought more...certainly would've gotten it over the $5k hump, my .02