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Posted: 12/24/2003 7:55:45 PM EDT





I saw this when my Dad and I were Christmas shopping for my Mom...Note we took a detour thru a gun store....

Ive been looking for a excotic Ak variant, when I saw it I told him it is a must have but I am too poor....

The next day he told me he was buying a new tractor, and I saw he was taking quite a bit of cash from the bank....Never thought he woould get it for me, came as quite a shock....


Merry Christmas to all!!!! and to all a good night!!!!
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:03:35 PM EDT
Well, you have piqued my interest. It looks very nice, but WTF is it??

A Valmet?
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:07:29 PM EDT
Nice. Now tell us what it is, and what kind of mags/ammo does it use?
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:11:08 PM EDT
Sorry, It is a Valmet M-78 in .308...It's like a .308 rpk..

I've been looking around tonight and mags seem to be very rare for this rifle. Oh well I have one and I don't intend to put thousands of rounds thru it like my other Aks so one will do..

But I do want a bayonet and correct sling so if anyone has one or knows someone let me know...Thanks

Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:24:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2003 8:27:27 PM EDT by coyote3]
I guess you already know you have one hell of a Dad. Nice find!

Merry Christmas!
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:42:24 PM EDT
That is an awesome present. You are very lucky. My dad would think that was a waste of money. Congrats on a fine addition to your collection. CB
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:54:29 PM EDT
My dad would normally think it was a waste of money too, but he said he saw my eyes lite up when i say it, and i think he felt quilty bout gettin a $18,000 Kubota for Christmas,

My mom faired well too with a expensive ass digital SLR cam maybe I can take a few pics with it and post them..
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 9:28:37 PM EDT
Damn, that thing is sweet.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 11:12:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2003 11:12:44 PM EDT by Antares]
You have a hell of a dad :)

Any chance we can get a closeup/top view of that rear sight?
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 11:19:09 PM EDT
Is it me, or does it look like it has a modified G3/HK91 mag?
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 11:50:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Is it me, or does it look like it has a modified G3/HK91 mag?



I saw online somewere that Valmet did not make the mags for this rifle, in fact H&K made them, so yes it is a madified G3 mag...And if the ban sunsets(ahhh hmmm) or not mags should be easily made...
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 11:58:11 PM EDT
Dude, you can find G3 mags CHEAP.

Link Posted: 12/25/2003 1:06:17 AM EDT
coltshorty,

Seems that you have one heck of a dad. Merry Christmas.

Please do break in you mom’s new Digital SLR and post some more pics of that rifle and please, let us all know how it shoots.

Best wishes, J

Link Posted: 12/25/2003 5:37:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 5:43:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 5:58:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2003 6:00:30 AM EDT by WildWes]
Very, very (did I say very ? ) NICE!!

What a beauty!
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 6:30:38 AM EDT
Can your dad adopt me?
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 6:57:08 AM EDT
Would your dad be interested in adopting another kid. I will settle for a Galil if he does. =)
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:27:36 AM EDT
Awesome!!
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 12:07:10 PM EDT
WOAHH!!!! Nicer than I got, by a LONG shot - you must've been WAY better than I was this year, that's for sure - hahaha!!!! Congrats, bud...


- georgestrings
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 3:34:26 PM EDT

Any chance we can get a closeup/top view of that rear sight?


Here are some better pics...I can't figure the SLR out too many damned buttons, so i used there old cam, wich is better than mine...








See my web page for more photos!=
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 4:39:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 6:55:58 PM EDT
OK here is the real strory...The bank is from my childhood, and the Pooh was from my son's room when i used to be married....

Note the 2 75 round drums on top of the gun collectors digest...

The Marx toy howitzer>>>

AK47 book

Civil War hat...

I cant help there is room for a few sentimental items...Maybee after next funshow, the pooh will have to go do to lack of room....
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 7:02:52 PM EDT
Colt, That is freaken sweet. You have one hell of a father.

Congrats!
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 7:39:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Sorry, It is a Valmet M-78 in .308...It's like a .308 rpk..

I've been looking around tonight and mags seem to be very rare for this rifle. Oh well I have one and I don't intend to put thousands of rounds thru it like my other Aks so one will do..

But I do want a bayonet and correct sling so if anyone has one or knows someone let me know...Thanks




Heh, I might be able to help you with mags, and possibly a bayo, my local funstore has lots of fun stuff, I will check tomorrow, and if they have anything I will tell you what their prices are

The mags of course will be bastardized to 5 rounds, but all that means is drilling out a pop rivet, and you are left with a small hole, and normal capacity again. or so I hear
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 9:40:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalPenguin:

Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Sorry, It is a Valmet M-78 in .308...It's like a .308 rpk..

I've been looking around tonight and mags seem to be very rare for this rifle. Oh well I have one and I don't intend to put thousands of rounds thru it like my other Aks so one will do..

But I do want a bayonet and correct sling so if anyone has one or knows someone let me know...Thanks




Heh, I might be able to help you with mags, and possibly a bayo, my local funstore has lots of fun stuff, I will check tomorrow, and if they have anything I will tell you what their prices are

The mags of course will be bastardized to 5 rounds, but all that means is drilling out a pop rivet, and you are left with a small hole, and normal capacity again. or so I hear



Not sure but I think that would be a no-no for us Southerners.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 8:57:22 AM EDT
You sure your not getting Santa dates behind Ms Clause,s back,man o man that is so fine!
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 9:25:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Corporal_Chaos:

Originally Posted By TacticalPenguin:

Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Sorry, It is a Valmet M-78 in .308...It's like a .308 rpk..

I've been looking around tonight and mags seem to be very rare for this rifle. Oh well I have one and I don't intend to put thousands of rounds thru it like my other Aks so one will do..

But I do want a bayonet and correct sling so if anyone has one or knows someone let me know...Thanks




Heh, I might be able to help you with mags, and possibly a bayo, my local funstore has lots of fun stuff, I will check tomorrow, and if they have anything I will tell you what their prices are

The mags of course will be bastardized to 5 rounds, but all that means is drilling out a pop rivet, and you are left with a small hole, and normal capacity again. or so I hear



Not sure but I think that would be a no-no for us Southerners.



Only a nono for you guys if it was manufactured after the ban, these probably are not, we just do not have grandfathered mags, so we HAVE to have 5 rounds in all center fire rifle mags, at least at time of purchase
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