Ugly ducking I know, at one time I had a full collection of rifles except the 1910 carbine. Since they are still plentiful time to rebuild with the nicest ones I can find.
Me too! I own a "couple" of Russian Nagants but they pale in comparison to the Finnish Nagants. If you appreciate fit, finish, and accuracy, the Finnish M-39s are worth the extra money over the Russian variants.Doug Bowser said:I prefer the Finn rifles but they are not in good suppy right now.
Great link, thanks. Question for anyone, if you wanted to start a collection of, say, three guns from this site, which three would you choose. (cheaper is always nice )VegasSMG said:Here's where the Finned nagants are hiding. I bought a beautiful M-39 from Pat Burns and I've seen a couple of other guns she's sold here in town. Everyone feels the descriptions are conservative and you get more gun than you paid for. Prices are a bit on the high side but the inventory changes every few weeks so you'll eventually find what you're looking for at a price that suits you. Nice collection of antique M-39s which don't require any sort of licence to be shipped directly to your front door.
No kidding...rdj94a said:20 years from now everyone will be mad that 91-30's are 250-350
Not only the round but the Moisin Nagant action is used by Finland in their Sniper Rifle.rdj94a said:Doug may correct me, but I believe that the 7.62x54R is the longest continuing serving military round in in history of the world.
http://world.guns.ru/sniper/sn22-e.htmWhen Finland's military began trying to modify Tsaristera Mosin-Nagant actions into modem sniper rifles in the 1980s, Sako felt it was a dead-end street. The designers at Sako were well-aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the Russian Mosin-Nagant action. After all, the company's origins reached buck to 1919 when a government-owned repair shop was established for the Civil Guard in an old brewery in Helsinki. It was here, repairing M1891 Mosin-Nagant rifles, that Sako was born. As the years passed, the company grew, and eventually the arsenal was moved north of the capital to Riihimaki in 1927. That same year, it became a limited liability company under the name "Suojeluskuntain Ase- ja Konepaja Osakeyhtio" (Civil Guard Arms & Machine-shop Co. Ltd.), better known simply as SAKO (pronounced sock-O). SAKO produced rifles for the Finish Army during the Winter War of 1939-1940 and the Continuation War of 194 1-1944 with the Soviet Union. As a result, the company learned quite a bit about the needs of snipers.
Sako's engineers knew that simply adding a heavy match barrel, synthetic pistol grip stock with adjustable comb, bipod, silencer, and modern optics to a Mosin wouldn't turn it into a world-class sniper rifle. The engineers knew, that the action was the heart of any rifle and felt that they could, do much better. This desire to build the best led to the creation of one of the finest sniper rifles ever fielded, the Sako TRG-21.