1944 mfr. WORLD WAR II Era FINNISH VKT Mosin-Nagant M39 C&R INFANTRY Rifle
World War II Dated “1944”
Here we present a C&R Finnish VKT Mosin-Nagant M39 Rifle, made in 1944 at the Valtion Kivääritehdas, States Rifle factory in Finland. The Finnish model is a variant of the original Russian Mosin-Nagant Model 1891.
The Soviet Model 1891 known in the West as the Mosin–Nagant and in Russia as Mosin’s rifle is a five-shot, bolt action, internal magazine fed military rifle developed from 1882 to 1891 and used by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and various other nations. It is one of the most mass-produced military bolt-action rifles in history with over 37 million units having been made since its inception in 1891, and, in spite of its age, it has been used in various conflicts around the world up to the present day.
The Finnish M39, nicknamed “Ukko-Pekka” after the former President Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, was a compromise between the Army and White Guard, adopted so as to standardize Mosin–Nagant production. The M39 was derived largely from the M28-30, but included some alterations proposed by the Army. The M39 also incorporated a semi-pistol grip into the stock, though some early examples used typical Mosin–Nagant straight stocks. Only 10 rifles were completed by the end of the Winter War, but 96,800 were produced after the Winter War and used in the Continuation War. Small numbers were assembled from leftover parts in the late 1960s through 1973, bringing the total production to approximately 102,000.
The overall condition is near fine. Excellent action. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and an excellent muzzle crown. Fine stock, remains solid. Bolt and receiver numbers match. Refinished. “CAI” import and Finnish “SA” marked barrel. “VKT” Arsenal marked and “D” for the D166 cartridge.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 27 inches.
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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