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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 11/24/2003 11:22:31 AM EST
I am mainly an AR guy but I do own a SAR-1. I am not up a all the terminalogy of AK type rifles. I was just wondering what is a Valmet.How is it different than my SAR-1?
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 12:23:13 PM EST
Built by Finland, extra high quality, several calibers available.
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Link Posted: 11/24/2003 4:30:05 PM EST
Thanks Campy That summed it perfectly.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 2:22:50 PM EST

the israeli's thought so highly of the valmet that they based their own galil variant of the kalashnikov on the valmet receiver.

The Valmet also indirectly served as a sort of "template" for the South African R4 rifle, which is based on the Israeli Galil.

Early Kalashnikovs -> Valmets-> Galil-> R4

Link Posted: 11/25/2003 3:12:25 PM EST
Lot of good info above.

I had an M76 Tubefolder in 223 for a while. Accurate, heavier than typical stamped AK, uses robust but pricey mags, nice 2-stage trigger pull, cool/functional sites, neat folding stock and many other features.

I have 49 pics of it and many accesories at this link www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?show_all=1&start=1&id=4292226735

It has some negatives, fragile firing pins on early imports for one. Mine would not fire any brass ammo without occaisionally shearing off a casehead, many actually. Steelcase WOLF would fire reliably however.

Was a fun rile to have owned.
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