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Old 01-31-2019, 08:32 AM
Zach2009 Zach2009 is offline
 
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Default Finnish M39 Going Rate

A couple days ago I found myself in a local pawn shop holding a 1942 Sako M39 in a great looking wartime stock . Unfortunately I dont have gauges to check erosion at the chamber or the muzzle, but the lands are sharp and the grooves look like glass. The shop is asking 450 and I think that is a little high . I would like to see what some of you guys think about that price . Also I already have three, but It breaks my heart knowing that it needs a good home !

Thanks for taking the time to read and respond .
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:38 AM
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A couple days ago I found myself in a local pawn shop holding a 1942 Sako M39 in a great looking wartime stock . Unfortunately I dont have gauges to check erosion at the chamber or the muzzle, but the lands are sharp and the grooves look like glass. The shop is asking 450 and I think that is a little high . I would like to see what some of you guys think about that price . Also I already have three, but It breaks my heart knowing that it needs a good home !

Thanks for taking the time to read and respond .
I would buy it for $450. Heck run of the mill 91/30s are $300 now.

Isn't that what Burns was selling M39's for before she sold out to Classic? Yesterday a VKT showed up on another site that looked to me like it had a refinished stock so I balked, but it sold quickly for $485.
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:50 AM
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At retail $450 probably isn't a bad price. Some sold some for sale -

This one is 6 years old listing -

https://www.empirearms.com/M39.htm

Not many on Gun Broker -

https://www.gunbroker.com/All/search...=finnish%20m39

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Old 01-31-2019, 10:45 AM
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I paid more than that for my M39... Buy it. Outside of Swiss rifles you won’t find a better quality milsurp rifle, and dew will be as accurate.
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:06 PM
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Yes they are climbing in value for sure. I love the pine pitch finish and finger groove joints on the earlier stocks.
Here is an accurizing thread I saved when I acquired mine.
https://forums.gunboards.com/showthr...s-for-accuracy
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Old 01-31-2019, 05:21 PM
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Yes $500 good for today, Finnish rifles were made in small amounts compared all the major countrys bolt guns. Finn rifle's were very small production 10's of thousands compared to millions!
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:24 PM
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Thats a good price in todays market. Ain't no more of them going to be coming down the pike the price will only go up from here.

Luckily I got a few M-39s back in the day, Sako, VKTs, B Barrel, A SkY, Unmarked (No Date / Maker).

Still looking for bayonets for them and one with a Tikka barrel. It never ends does it?
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:43 PM
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Well I went back to the shop and looked at it again today . The only thing holding me back is the three Sako's already in the safe. If it was a VKT or Tikka it would be a done deal. Think I'll let the broker sit on it a couple more weeks and try to get her to come down . Thanks for the good feedback!
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:30 AM
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I used to have a collection of about 25 of the different models, makers and variations of the Finnish Mosin Nagants. From the P-26 relined barrel versions through the M91/24, M27, M28, M28-30, M39, and M91/30's. They were fun to collect, but I finally decided to part with them.

I only have one great looking 1944 Tikka M91/30 now, I should probably part with that too so someone else can enjoy.

Dave
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:28 AM
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I would buy it for $450. Heck run of the mill 91/30s are $300 now.
Isn't that what Burns was selling M39's for before she sold out to Classic? Yesterday a VKT showed up on another site that looked to me like it had a refinished stock so I balked, but it sold quickly for $485.
$400ish several years ago:



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