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Old March 10, 2018, 15:38   #1
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Finn family portraits

I finally got all my Finn Mosin rifles together for a few photos. All of the M39s were bought from Pat Burns of Gunsnammo.com. When I started dealing with her, all of the rifles came with a sling. By the time I bought the fourth one that was no longer the deal. I emailed Pat and asked that since I was a pretty good customer, couldn't she throw in a sling "for old times sake". She replied that she would take care of it. When the rifle arrived, I noticed that the shipping charges had been increased by $5. She sent a sling, but still managed to get something for it. It's hard to get ahead of a shrewd old Yankee businesswoman!

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1934 Tikka M27. I bought this from a man on Gunboards. I had had it for a while before I realized that he had misrepresented the rifle a bit. Still, it's a good shooter and looks okay I guess.

1942 VKT M39, SA marked with the "D" chamber. One interesting note about it; someone (perhaps a soldier?) has rubbed the shape of a cross through the bluing, on both sides of the barrel, just behind the front sights.

1943 SakoM39, Sk.Y and SA marked.

1944 Sako M39, also SA marked.

1970 "no maker" M39. The was the first rifle I bought from Pat Burns. It is built on a 1895 receiver and thus an antique. It was basically a brand new rifle otherwise.























I do believe the M39s are my favorite mil-surp bolt rifles. There is just something so robust and solid about them, not to mention their interesting history. Holding one, you get a real sense that this is a "man's" rifle with no elegant frills but one designed for the hard work of war. But, that's just me...
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Old March 10, 2018, 18:00   #2
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Great family portrait, love my M39's
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Old March 10, 2018, 19:58   #3
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I like mine. First time I held one,it was amazing how balanced it felt. I like them better than any other milsurp boltgun.
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Great family portrait, love my M39's
Thanks, they're great rifles!

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I like mine. First time I held one,it was amazing how balanced it felt. I like them better than any other milsurp boltgun.
Me too. When I bought that first one, I had never had one in my hands before then. My son and I unboxed it and he said, "damn, that's a long gun!". But when we each held it, we agreed that it sure felt great.
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"It's hard to get ahead of a shrewd old Yankee businesswoman!"

Keeping the record straight, for those of us born in New England, New Yahkers AREN'T Yankees.

"1934 Tikka M27. I bought this from a man on Gunboards. I had had it for a while before I realized that he had misrepresented the rifle a bit. Still, it's a good shooter and looks okay I guess."

I can probably take care of it for you if it's a problem.
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"It's hard to get ahead of a shrewd old Yankee businesswoman!"

Keeping the record straight, for those of us born in New England, New Yahkers AREN'T Yankees.


Thanks for the clarification. You do understand that for Texans, anyone from north of the Red River is called a "Yankee"?

"1934 Tikka M27. I bought this from a man on Gunboards. I had had it for a while before I realized that he had misrepresented the rifle a bit. Still, it's a good shooter and looks okay I guess."

I can probably take care of it for you if it's a problem.

I'll keep that in mind.
Thanks for taking a look too!
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I had the pleasure of helping a gentleman sell off some of his Finns. He had some really nice and rare stuff. I love the M27's and M28's.

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I had the pleasure of helping a gentleman sell off some of his Finns. He had some really nice and rare stuff. I love the M27's and M28's.

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I'd like a M28 for the collection but I just don't shoot these enough lately to justify the money for another one at the moment. Now, if I were still working, I could probably rationalize that pretty quick! Thanks for the reply Mr. Funk!
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The M-39 is the finest incarnation of the Mosin-Nagant IMO. Lucky enough to own a few...would love to find a bayonet for one.
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