I have decided to downsize my C&R collection so that I will eventually have “only” 2 rifles of each model I want to keep. This particular sale is a difficult one as this rifle shoots like a dream AND is great to look at.Here’s the deal:
The rifle is an excellent condition 1944 Finnish Mosin-Nagant M39. The bore on the [SA] VKT barrel is mirror-sharp & the crown is excellent, the bluing is a solid 85% (conservatively), and it is “wearing” an excellent+ post-war stock (arctic birch) that I have refinished (see pics). Like the rifles I have sold earlier (see links below), I have cleaned & refinished this rifle – though in this case, I have left the metal mostly along since it was so nice to begin with. Importantly, buying this rifle allows you to get your hands on one of these without having to “try your luck” on a sight-unseen/no pictures purchase and worry about what shape it will be in when it arrives. Just browse the pictures below. Here’s details about my refinish job on this one:
The entire rifle was completely cleaned of all cosmoline, the stock was degreased (boiling water, citris degreaser, fine steel wool, and lots of “elbow grease”), all possible dents raised, final rub-down with v. fine bronze wool, and finished with 7 coats of BLO (bronze wool rub-down in between coats), and a final hand-rubbed finish using Dem-Bart Waxylene Gun Stock Wax. The wood really shows an outstanding grain (take a look at the pics – it’s very nice). Also, as you can see, I didn't need to mess much with the bluing on this one as it is in very nice condition and the few wear marks and such also add to it's mystique. (That said - If you as a paid buyer desire, I will touch-up some of these before shipping - let me know when you send $$.) The bore and crown on this rifle are excellent.
<insert TV announcer voice> BUT THAT’S NOT ALL FOLKS!!! It will come with a very good/excellent green leather (correct) Finnish sling. $285 shipped to your FFL/C&R holder.
USPS money order / Cert. funds only please.
Please post here AND email me to claim this.
By the way, for those of you who would like to see some references concerning the condition of my firearms & stuff for sale, please run a name search “warriorsociologist” on this and some of our “sister forums” (as well as EBay) and you will find that I have many YEARS of 100% smooth & happy transactions. I also go by the name “rigormootis” on some forums like GlockTalk). Also, please especially see some of my recently refinished C&R rifles that I have sold here on the forums:
Schmidt-Rubin K-31 (refinished handpicked)
Tula (round receiver) Mosin-Nagant 91/30 refinished
US Property" Savage Enfield No.4 Mk1* (refinished handpick)
US Property" Savage Enfield No.4 Mk1* refinished handpick (second one)