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Posted: 4/22/2001 5:39:50 PM EDT
Here are some Valmets for ya.  Left to Right
76 .223 Wood
76 .308 Folder
76 .308 Plastic
76 .308 Folder
62 7.62x39 Fixed Tube
76 .223 Wood
76 .223 Folder
78 .308 Wood
71 .223 Plastic

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Link Posted: 4/22/2001 5:48:30 PM EDT
Tony, very nice collection.  That's a pretty piece of change you got there.

At one time I had seven Valmets, all but one in .223 calibre, but in an effort to rid myself of the need to have so many different mags, I sold them all (the .223s, that is)! [b]Rats!![/b] Then I even sold the M-62! [b]Rats!![/b]

BTW, do you pronounce that 'Val-May' or 'Val-Met'???

Eric The(Valmet-less)Hun

Link Posted: 4/22/2001 6:06:54 PM EDT
I have been told that the Finish pronounciation is actually something like "Vul-mut" but that doesn't sound very cool to me, so I just call 'em Val-mets myself.
Link Posted: 4/22/2001 6:57:37 PM EDT
You are correct, Sir.  It always pi55ed me off that everyone at the gun shows insisted on calling them 'Val-mays' like they were a product of France, or something.

C'mon, we know what kind of rifles that France insists on producing. (Although I have heard some good stuff on the FAMAS, so who knows...)
Nothing like the Valmet.

I finally e-mailed Tuuka (of Finland) on this Board concerning the correct pronunciation and he gave me the 'Val-met', hard final 't', answer.  On the Valmet-Weapons Board, I put the same question and got a few responses. One from a guy whose wife was Finnish, and he said the
correct pronunciation was '[u]Vul[/u]-Met.'

Of all the Valmets, I like the M-62 best. I bet you do too![:D]

Eric The(Am I right?)Hun
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 12:45:13 AM EDT
Niiiiiice!

How many of those are forged receivers?

I've been looking for a 7.62x39/ folder,  wanna sell?
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 3:49:21 AM EDT
If I'm not mistaken, Valmet never made a 7.62 cal. with a folding stock - they were all made in .223 cal.

Course, I could be wrong.[:\]

Eric The Hun
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