So I see a lot of interest in firearms lately and affordability helps. The Mosin Nagant comes up a lot and thought its a good rifle id like to point you to a variation that is far better and almost as affordable.
At one time the Finnish were at war with the Soviets and had captured thousands of Mosins, the Finnish being who they are we not that crazy about the quality of the mosin so they set about improving it. Each captured Mosin was striped apart completely, all parts were gone over a new barrel was added, and a new stock was put on.
Each of the M39s had to pass stringent quality and accuracy tests and were far in a way better than a Soviet Mosin, as a matter of fact the world greatest sniper Simo Hiya who is credited with 750 kills used an M39 with open sights no less!
The m39 uses the same ammo as the Mosin that being 7.62X54R so ammo is not an issue and the rifle itself can be had for 300 to 600 dollars, even cheaper some places. Here’s another neat fact, since the M39 used old Soviet receivers some of them can be purchased with no FFL at all……that’s right you pay for it and it shows up to your house no records are kept.
If your in the market for an excellent rifle that’s battle proven, accurate and cheap you might try looking for a Finnish M39, I have 2 and they are very well made and very accurate.
This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by DEADTIME.
300 bucks for what many consider the greatest open sight sniper rifle ever made is a deal. Simo Haya a Finnish soldier became the greatest sniper in recorded history with over 750 confirmed kills using an open sighted M39 against the invading Soviets. The sks is going for about 300 as well but doesn’t have half the accuracy and workmanship of an M39.
Also the Sks uses the 7.62×39 round which is markedly smaller and less accurate than the 7.62x54R. You can still buy spam cans of 880 rounds of 54R for about 150 bucks try to find the AK round these days for that much, hell just try to find the AK round in that quantity period.
Cheaper, Better ammo, and the Mosin is more accurate.
But the article I read was 705 CK’s for Simo Haya, but that was on cracked.com which is a somewhat humorous website, and maybe not the highest journalistic standards… 300 is a bargain for an M39 and over that would likely just be a better weapon. I recently had a friend buy 1000 rounds of the 7.62×54 for $150! Just before Sandy Hook, but it seems it’s not much higher in bulk.
7.62x54r ammo has dried up in bulk, I have 2 880 round crates but will use quite a bit as soon as it gets warm enough to hit the range. I did pick up a new range toy, AK-47 22lr, price was right, I bartered some engraving for it
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