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Finnish M24? Update: Chatellerault receiver

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Finnish M24? Update: Chatellerault receiver

#1 Post by Calfed » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:42 pm

I came across this rifle at an online auction and am trying to figure out what it is. The description simply stated: "Mosin Nagant - 91 - 7.62x54R SN: S8458 original serial 97125 lined out."

The pictures indicate that it is a Finnish Mosin Nagant. The description seems to indicate possibly an M24 (" SN: S8458 original serial 97125 lined out"). And the stepped barrel, while possibly a Tika, seems to indicate an M24.

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Re: Finnish M24?

#2 Post by Phantom 778 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:26 pm

Looks like a heavy step barrel to me which would suggest this is a Finnish M24. The M24 was primarily a Civil Guard contract so the presences of Civil Guard markings would further substantiate this.

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Re: Finnish M24?

#3 Post by Calfed » Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:40 pm

Phantom 778 wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:26 pm
Looks like a heavy step barrel to me which would suggest this is a Finnish M24. The M24 was primarily a Civil Guard contract so the presences of Civil Guard markings would further substantiate this.
Yep. The "S series" serial number and lined out older serial number also makes me think it is an M24

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Re: Finnish M24?

#4 Post by ssg_lord » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:39 pm

Both of my 1927 Tikka's with stepped barrels have Civil Guard district numbers stamped on them so the presence of those numbers on the above rifle does not guarantee its a M24 . Statistically its very likely a M24 since 24,000 stepped barrel M24's were made against around 3000 1927 Tikka's with stepped barrels but it really could be either given the lack of a picture of the barrel crest area.

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Re: Finnish M24?

#5 Post by Calfed » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:14 pm

I'll post better pics when it arrives.

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Re: Finnish M24?

#6 Post by Calfed » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:49 pm

The M24 arrived at my FFL. It has to go through the 10 day "cooling off" period, but I grabbed a few cell phone pics before it went into the safe. Definitely an M24, looks like it has the BH barrel. The barrel looks very good and is not counterbored.

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#7 Post by Rapidrob » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:17 am

I got to shoot ammolabs M24 last week at 800 yards. what an amazing shooter!
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Re: Finnish M24?

#8 Post by Calfed » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:24 am

Hope mine is as well.

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Re: Finnish M24?

#9 Post by Phantom 778 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:48 pm

So what is a "cooling off period?"

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#10 Post by Calfed » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:42 pm

Phantom 778 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:48 pm
So what is a "cooling off period?"
An artifice used by the State to make purchasing firearms more difficult.

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Re: Finnish M24?

#11 Post by Phantom 778 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:11 am

Calfed wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:42 pm
Phantom 778 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:48 pm
So what is a "cooling off period?"
An artifice used by the State to make purchasing firearms more difficult.
We don't have anything like that in Texas. That sounds terrible.

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Re: Finnish M24?

#12 Post by Calfed » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:42 pm

Phantom 778 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:11 am
Calfed wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:42 pm
Phantom 778 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:48 pm
So what is a "cooling off period?"
An artifice used by the State to make purchasing firearms more difficult.
We don't have anything like that in Texas. That sounds terrible.
Yep. Probably don't have a lot of things that we do...a short restrictive "roster of approved handguns", background checks for ammo purchases, etc, etc

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Re: Finnish M24?

#13 Post by Calfed » Sat May 02, 2020 8:50 pm

I finally got my M24 home and took a few pictures. It is an 1894 receiver and does have the B-S barrel. The metal and wood are in pretty good shape and the bore has not been counter-bored...

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Re: Finnish M24? Update: Chatellerault receiver

#14 Post by Calfed » Mon May 04, 2020 5:46 pm

When I was removing the barrel bands I noted that there were small (very small) wood screws screwed into the stock to act as a block to removing the barrel bands. Never seen that before on any of my Finns.

Also noted that the receiver is an antique and a Chatellerault

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Re: Finnish M24? Update: Chatellerault receiver

#15 Post by 72 usmc » Mon May 04, 2020 7:15 pm

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It is a later type barrel band arrangement seen on M24 and M91 Mosins.
see http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinM24.htm

also M91 view "evolution of the barrel band".
see https://russian-mosin-nagant.com/russia ... index.html
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