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FINNISH WW 2 M-39 MOSIN-NAGANT  Guns > Rifles > Military Misc. Rifles Non-US > Other
Description: Up for auction is a gorgeous WW 2 Finnish M-39 rifle, affectionately called "the most dangerous military bolt-action rifle ever made." The reason for such high praise from knowledgeable collectors is the rifle's extraordinary accuracy--out to 1,000 yards over open sights, albeit on a calm day and with match ammo. Nevertheless, the combination of outstanding accuracy, indestructible reliability, and rock-solid simplicity make for an unmatched combination in a general issue military rifle. As a matter of fact, the Finns tried unsuccessfully a number of times after the war to replace the old war horse with newer and fancier rifles, including sniper rifles, but found that none could surpass the old M-39. This model soldiered on up until the dawn of the 21st Century in Finnish service. They found that. quite simply, nothing was better. And, of course, the Russians knew only too well the stark truth of that proposition: over a million casualties in just the Winter War alone (1939-1940) . This fine example is dated from 1944, so it obviously was made during the Continuation War (1941-1945, approximately). The hardy, self-reliant Finns took the humble Mosin-Nagant design from he 19th Century and turned it into an unmatched killing machine that the world's greatest sniper, nicknaned the "White Death," used as a grim reaper on the hapless Russians. And he did not use a scope; he took his 500 confirmed kills in a 9-month span with iron sights, easily hitting out to 400 yards (or more properly meters). The original lot of clean WW 2 specimens has been gone for a long time now. What is seen now, on the Classic Arms web site, for example, are cracked stock junkers with shot-out barrels: what are, essentially, just parts guns. Surviving good examples are very hard to find, and pristine examples, like this one, are rarer still.

Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: 7.62x54R
Location: NV

Trades Accepted: No

Private collector with numerous successful (100%) transactions. Additional information available upon request. Items are as described. Sales tax will not be added. Item will ship through local FFL dealer. Photo happily emailed upon request

Shipping Notes: $65--includes shipping, with extra insurance, and the gratuitous rate increase from USPS

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Item #: 959128477
Seller Since: Mar. 2013
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City: Las Vegas
State: NV
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