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Posted: 9/5/2005 10:38:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 11:44:56 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/5/2005 2:38:38 PM EDT
Sounds like a milled receiver M-76, no bipod like my M-78?
I've gotten Valmet 20 round 308 mags and Galil 25 round 308 mags (which actually work correctly in my rifle), but they won't work in a milled 76.

Go to http://www.valmet.org/forum/ for all the correct info on Valmets.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 2:53:22 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/6/2005 2:37:46 PM EDT
Wow, I never even considered getting a bayonet for my 78. I bought the M-78 for $600 in 1984.
Anyway, that 76 is a terrific rifle, keep looking and you'll score some mags, back in 1985 I think I paid like $15 each for six 20 rd 308 M-78 mags that Davidson's distributors in Columbia, SC had ordered by mistake, the M-78 they had and sold was a stamped receiver 223 and they ordered the wrong mags for it I believe the story was.
Anyway, I'd have never believed those mags would be worth what they are now, and I also bought some Galil 25 rd 308 mags for $25 each at a gun show back then, which, after modifying them for lockup and spring clearance, work flawlessly in my rifle.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 7:13:23 PM EDT
$200 is a average price for mags, most likely you will find more of them at $250..

$350-$400 is getting to be common prices for bayonets, that's why the one you saw for $250 did'nt last long..

$50+ for slings..

I bought a ass load of G3 mags, and some day I will attempt to convert them for my M78..
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 7:41:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 11:36:01 AM EDT

Directly under the Cal is a very small marking, looks maybe like a animal head with a crown on or something. Just to the right of that is a lower case "e".


http://koti.mbnet.fi/mikusite/finnish_proof_mark.jpg

Something like this?

It´s a Finnish proof mark.

Miku
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 3:40:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 6:32:02 PM EDT
If you want to bring her M76 to the shop Saturday, I could come by with a few converted Galil 25 round mags and see if any have the right feed angle in her gun. Making Galil mags fit is not that hard, but feed angle is critical to safety and seems to vary from gun to gun. I doubt that I'd be willing to sell any of my originals but I'll count them and see if I can spare one. Mike has a bayonet that's probably never even been on the gun that he would probably sell but I don't know how much he would want. If you can't find mags and Kerri (or Kiersten) ever want to use the .308 in a match let me know, I'd be glad to loan her a couple of original 20 rounders for a few hours.
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[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 7:11:24 PM EDT by new-arguy]
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:12:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 9:33:27 PM EDT
sorry for the hijack in advance:
dude, you've got a girl you can buy a $200 rifle magazine for...and that will make her happy?
i f-ing hate you.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:43:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 5:44:36 PM EDT by new-argirl]
Here's my Valmet.... with its new 20 round magazine....a sweet gift from New-arguy. This was my first rifle, in fact my only rifle for about 14 years. Oh, and by the way, thank you for parting with the magazine, Norm!

Link Posted: 9/14/2005 6:34:16 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/14/2005 6:43:31 PM EDT
Are the plastic butt stocks replaceable?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 6:44:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 2:18:09 PM EDT
Now with a beautiful bayonet! Thanks to Mike for parting with it!



Link Posted: 9/16/2005 2:28:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 2:36:07 PM EDT
Beautiful
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 5:12:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:30:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:

Originally Posted By new-argirl:
Are the plastic butt stocks replaceable?



Maybe if you were in Finland.




Never seen any here except on some collector's guns
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:51:05 AM EDT
I really don't know much about replacing the plastic stocks on Valmets, but someone mentioned to me that it's possible to remove the stock and send it off to have a mold made of it. This would allow a copy to be made in the event that the plastic stock did become damaged. Fiberglass was suggested as potentially a good material to use for a more durable stock. I'd also be very interested in a stock made of wood. Does any of this seem feasible?
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 12:19:08 PM EDT
I really enjoy my Valmet, but I have always just had one mag, so I do not shoot it as much as I would like.

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 12:30:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 12:40:20 PM EDT by Sigurd]

Originally Posted By Zarathustra1:
I really enjoy my Valmet, but I have always just had one mag, so I do not shoot it as much as I would like.

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/Gewehr1/HPIM0353a.jpg




Sweet!!!

I've been looking for one just like that in 7.62x39 for about a year and a half. No luck yet. I've read that only 10 were imported.


BTW, newarguy and newargirl, if the plastic stock ever breaks and you can't find a replacement, it's possible to have an adapter made to use a Galil folding stock on a 76 like that. There was a guy on the old valmet-weapons board that had one.

ETA dksales@gdinet.com was the guy who made it, but I haven't found a pic yet.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 12:48:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 12:56:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sigurd:



BTW, newarguy and newargirl, if the plastic stock ever breaks and you can't find a replacement, it's possible to have an adapter made to use a Galil folding stock on a 76 like that. There was a guy on the old valmet-weapons board that had one.

ETA dksales@gdinet.com was the guy who made it, but I haven't found a pic yet.



Thank you for the info. I hope it never breaks, but people keep bringing up the possibility.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:20:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:
Sigurd.......I owned one of the side folding M76's in 7.62x39mm.

I sold it to a buddy for $1150.00 about 8 years ago.

I know, I know, I know............. Templar<------------Stupid Ass.





Sigurd ---> <--- Templar


I've had the opportunity to buy a few of the 76 folders in 7.62x39 with stamped receivers, but I want the milled one with the Galil-style hinge mechanism. They are like hen's teeth.

I put up a WTB ad on Sturmgewehr every few days for two months, offering $4500 for one. No luck. Got plenty of offers for 62 tubes, stamped 76 folders, even a stamped folder with the old cheese grater handguard, but nothing for the one I'm looking for.

They were the last Valmets to come in before the Bush Sr. ban - Valmet and Sako merged in 1988 or so and the boxes were marked "Sako-Valmet".
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:56:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 2:01:14 PM EDT by Zarathustra1]
Yeah, I am pretty fond of it.

The mag situation really does stink. Its a collector piece really though; but I do take her out now and then...

Thanks for the compliment...
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 2:13:39 PM EDT
Here she is with her 2 younger american cousins.




Alright, sorry if I hijacked the thread a bit. I would also be interested in a .308 mag or 2 if anyone else comes across some.

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 7:19:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:05:45 PM EDT
Last year I found a 20rd. M76 .308 mag at a gunshow for $65. Sometimes I get lucky like that.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 10:43:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 3:54:12 PM EDT
Sorry don't have it anymore . After I got it I looked around for a M76 w/ wood stock or folder but wound up getting a FN 50.00 (much cheaper mags) and sold it to help raise the funds. Seems like with the mag ban gone someone could make up a batch from hk mags.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 4:45:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:07:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 5:08:13 PM EDT by Sigurd]

Originally Posted By Mbsk01:
A bit off topic, but today, I saw a .308 Valmet RPK at the gun show. What would be a good price for those? Is $100 per mag fair?




I'll buy every mag they have at $100. M78 mags are more common than M76 mags, but so are the guns. I wouldn't pay over $150 for NIW mags.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:27:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 12:21:49 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/29/2005 9:06:25 AM EDT
WOW thats one evil rifle!

I've never seen a valmet! Color me impressed!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 1:04:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:
By the way.....I know you're careful with it, but those plastic buttstocks have a very nasty habit of cracking.................



Also the firing pins. I'm on number three. I basically have retired the piece. Sold the three mags I had awhile back for more than I paid for the ehole durn rifle in the first place.

BTW, for those that have the folding stock version, like me. The Galil stock can be fitted to the mounting block of the Valmet, and is a heck of a lot more practical than the Finnish crutch type
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