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Posted: 11/24/2003 12:22:31 PM EDT
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 1:23:13 PM EDT
Built by Finland, extra high quality, several calibers available.
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Link Posted: 11/24/2003 5:30:05 PM EDT
Thanks Campy That summed it perfectly.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 3:22:50 PM EDT

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 4:12:25 PM EDT
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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