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Finnish VKT Nagant M39 7.62x54mmR Rifle (35143)

Availability: Out of stock

$1,495.00

Quick Overview

Purchased by a US dealer around 15 years ago these Finnish M39 rifles have sat in storage since. All rifles are in unissued condition, with extremely minor marks to the woodwork and metalwork only. The rifles do not appear to have been fired and the barrels are in excellent condition.

Details

Purchased by a US dealer around 15 years ago these Finnish M39 rifles have sat in storage since. All rifles are in unissued condition, with extremely minor marks to the woodwork and metalwork only. The rifles do not appear to have been fired and the barrels are in excellent condition.

In the mid-1930s the Finnish high command, then supplying three different rifles to the Army and Civil Guard, decided to adopt a standard rifle. A committee including personnel from both the Army and Civil Guard, as well as depot supervisors and personnel, was formed to evaluate existing designs and to suggest improvements to these designs. Both the Army and the Civil Guard believed they had a better design or that the features of the rifle they had already developed should be incorporated. As a result, progress on the new rifle's design was painstakingly slow.

Several prototype rifles were produced by the Commitee between 1932 and 1935. The Army's most promising design received the designation of M91/35. The Civil Guard, however, was of the opinion that the M28/30 was a superior rifle. The Army was convinced that the new rifle should be a carbine length weapon. The M91/35 was the same length of the earlier M27 cavalry carbine but incorporated some of the design improvements the committee had suggested - such as an improved stock and handguard as well as new sights. The Army was not fond of the finely adjustable sights of the M28/30, and a sight similar to the Civil Guard's M28/30 design, but lacking the fine adjustment, was developed. The Civil Guard, in turn, was not pleased with the M91/35s excessive muzzle blast and its lack of acceptable accuracy with different ammunition. The design committee also found fault with the M/28-30s older M91 style stock, considering it too fragile. In the end, the design teams of the Civil Guard and the Army submitted two rifles. It was determined that the Civil Guard designed rifle showed more merit and, following some minor alterations, the rifle was accepted by the Army in 1939.

Production of the M39 was hampered by the outbreak of the Winter War with the USSR in November 1939. Only 10 rifles had been produced before the outbreak of this war. Production of the rifle was put on hold and emergency production of the M91 commenced. The M91 remained in production alongside the M39 from 1940 until 1943 at Tikkakoski and up until 1942 at Valmet.

With the end of the Winter War, Finland began to rapidly rebuild their armed forces. Production of the M39 began in earnest, and by the end of the Second World War, Finland had produced over 96,800 M39 rifles.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Manufacturer VKT/Asevarikko 3
Overall Length 1187mm 46.73"
Barrel Length 686mm 27.01"
Weight 4.3 Kg 9 lbs 8 oz
Cartridge 7.62x54mmR
Magazine Capacity 5 Rounds