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My Personal Collection Post #1

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My Personal Collection Post #1

#1 Post by Phantom 778 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:04 pm

My Personal Collection Post #1

People join various internet forums for many different reasons. I decided to join the Surplus Rifle Forum for the following two reasons. (1) As an information resource for firearm maintenance, collecting and history. (2) To enjoy other people's collections, and likewise, post about my own. With that being said, consider this the first post in my personal collection series! I hope you enjoy it! (Subsequent posts will be similarly titled but posted in their respecrive classfield).

Country of Origin: Finland
Rifle Designation: M39

BARREL SHANK MARKINGS:
"SA" These initials stand for Suomen Armeija which means Finnish Army in english. This marking was the army's standard property mark.
"VKT" These initials stand for Valtion Kivaaritehdas which means State Rifle Factory in English.
"D" This marking means the rifle was reworked to fire the Finnish D166 cartridge. 7.62x53R Finnish.
"46XXX" Serial Number. Partially blurred in image.
"1942" Year of Manufacture

STOCK MARKING
"L within a Circle over Crossed Cannons."
This is a Stock Maker's Mark
The L Represents V. Lindholmin Puusepäntehdas which means V. Lindholm Carpentry/Joinery Factory.

NOTES
1. The rifle is built on a 1916 Tula Receiver.
2. This example is considered an "Army Model." The bluing is about 25% but the wood is in beautiful condition! Fully functional and fun to shoot!
3. The fixed bayonet pictured is the M39 Bayonet with correct green leather sheath. This bayonet is very rare and was difficult to obtain. The M39 bayonet was a Civil Card contract, thus the =S= marking on the hilt and the Sk.Y markings on the blade and sheath. The maker's mark "Veljekset Kulmalan Konepaja" is stamped on the opposite side of the blade. (This bayonet is technically not correct for an "Army Model" but I just could not resist the urge to mount it).
4. The unattached bayonet is an M35 bayonet with smooth-style sheath. This is the correct bayonet package for my "Army Model." The M35 bayonet was manufactured by two seperate companies. Hackman & Co. and Fiskars. This example is a Hackman & Co. The frog is a reproduction with the correct 6 rivets. Finnish frogs closely resembled the German 4 riveted frogs; however, Finland added 2 additional rivets.
5. The sling is green cloth with white leather tabs. "SA" marked.

Additional post to come! 😀 Thanks for letting me share some of my collection with y'all!
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Finnish 1942 VKT M39 Mosin Nagant
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Barrel Shank
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M39 Bayonet
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M35 Bayonet
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Sling with "SA" Marking

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#2 Post by Polock » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:01 pm

Thanks for sharing your lovely rifle--I envy your ownership of the cool bayonet!
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#3 Post by vandle » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:49 pm

Thanks for sharing, don't stop at just one
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#4 Post by Phantom 778 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:29 pm

Polock wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:01 pm
Thanks for sharing your lovely rifle--I envy your ownership of the cool bayonet!
A friend of mine is a historical antiques dealer out of Latvia. I had purchased several historical items from him in the past and requested he keep an eye out for an M39 bayonet. During one of his business trips to Finland, he managed to locate one and he notified me immediately! I quickly sent him the money and a short trip through customs later, I am the proud owner! Although you could say the search spanned several months and countries, in the end, the hardest part was justifying the purchase to my wife!! 😂😂
Here are 2 additional photos!
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M39 Fixed
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Other Side of M39 Bayonet
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#5 Post by Phantom 778 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:32 pm

vandle wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:49 pm
Thanks for sharing, don't stop at just one
Thank you for taking the time to look! I plan on posting more! 😀

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#6 Post by OldRog » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:04 pm

nice rifle, thanks for sharing

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