Valmet Model 78 auto-loading rifle. Caliber .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm NATO). Serial number 390371. Produced by Valtion Metallitehtaat (Valmet) Finland and imported by VALMET INTERNATIONAL ELMSFORD, NY. Phosphate gray finish. Wooden hand-guard with carrying handle, black composite checkered pistol grip, wooden “club-foot” RPK style butt-stock, and RPK style heavy barrel with bipod. Mint bore. 98% condition. Small crack in Valmet marked black composite butt-plate. Comes complete with a Valmet factory original port buffer and two (2) Swedish “C” Crown marked “Automat Karbin 4” (AK-4) 20rd. magazines specially converted at Kongsberg Vapenfabrikk located in Kongsberg, Norway just for the Valmets, using modified HK tooling. Phosphate gray steel magazine bodies, hard chromed followers, and phosphate gray steel floor-plates. Both are date marked “01/81”. Excellent condition with minor insertion marks. $2,495 plus $30 for shipping in the lower 48 states only (additional shipping charges to Alaska). No shipping to Hawaii. 3-day inspection privilege (shipping costs and return transfer fee are not refundable). Not for sale where prohibited by law. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make sure he or she is in compliance with their State, County, and City laws. Any extra costs incurred because of compliance issues will be the buyer’s responsibility. Please see high-capacity magazine shipping restrictions below.
• California: No magazine above 10 rounds.
• Hawaii: No handgun magazine above 10 rounds.
• Maryland: No magazine above 20 rounds.
• Massachusetts: No magazine above 10 rounds.
• New Jersey: No magazine above 15 rounds.
• New York: No magazine above 10 rounds.
• Aurora, IL: No magazine above 15 rounds.
• Chicago, IL: No magazine above 12 rounds.
• Franklin Park, IL: No magazine above 16 rounds.
• Oak Park, IL: No magazine above 10 rounds.
• Riverdale, IL: No magazine above 35 rounds.
• South Bend, IN: No magazine above 15 rounds.
• Washington DC: No magazine above 10 rounds.
This rare original rifle was available as both a milled and stamped receiver version and only a few thousand or so were ever imported before the 1989 assault rifle ban. Tolerances are much tighter than the Soviet bloc AKs while still being generous enough to assure outstanding reliability in all climates. The gas piston included small “fingers” near the piston to ensure smoother functioning inside the gas tube, which helped to increase the inherent accuracy of the rifle.