View Full Version : My New M-39

September 29, 2008, 06:39 AM
Just added another Mosin Nagant to the fold. This one is a 1942 "B" barreled M-39. Pristine bore and not a scratch on it. I'm headed to the range to shoot it later today.


September 29, 2008, 06:56 AM
Cool looking wood.

September 29, 2008, 09:05 AM
Take a look under the receiver tang, and tell us what receiver date you find:).



September 29, 2008, 09:09 AM
Nice find! The wood is a lot prettier than that on my '44 VKT.

September 29, 2008, 09:59 AM
I had six of them a one time when they cost $69. I was putting the triggers on other rifles. None looked like that.



September 29, 2008, 11:23 AM
I had one and sold it when I became unemployed. That thing was a tack driver!

September 29, 2008, 11:52 AM
Beautiful rifle Todd! It looks like a factry new show piece.

I have a 1942 VKT M39. Best looking/made of all of my M-N's. I'm thinking of reloading 7.62x54R just because of the it.

MJ1: "I had six of them a one time when they cost $69." And you only bought SIX!?

September 29, 2008, 01:41 PM
I comes down to storage space.


September 29, 2008, 05:49 PM
Holy cow, Todd!!!!!!!!!! :eek:

I thought the wood I had on my Finnish Sneak that I traded away (foolishly) was nice, but that's incredible. Nice find.

Sorry MJ1, I think that he has you beat on this one. :p

September 29, 2008, 06:02 PM
That is some pretty droolworthy grain in that stock.

September 29, 2008, 09:10 PM
I said it it was nicer than mine. It's not a contest. I just have a variety other interests in the Mosin world and can't fixate on one. I like the M91 and 91/30 Finn's as well as CCCP carbines and 91/30's.

Plus I have that Enfield problem still. That's 100 rifles in the locker easy.



My interest waunders all over.

Arizona Fusilier
September 29, 2008, 10:43 PM
That is sweet; welcome to the M39 club!:)

September 30, 2008, 02:27 AM
MJ1 man you are killing me with those PU sniper models. You having 3 or 4 to my none is just wrong and I may have to lodge a formal complaint to the website moderators. LOL!! Also those laminate stock Mosins really look fanatastic and I need to jump on one myself while they can still be had at a reasonable price. Mosinitis is a serious incurable disease isn't it?

September 30, 2008, 06:00 AM
Oh and I did check under the tang and it is built on a 1907 Tula reciever.
Still has an Imperial Eagle with a cyrillic PK on top of the reciever.

September 30, 2008, 08:35 AM
MJ1 - I noticed that some of your Mosin's had a different front barrel band than the usual MN "ring 'n' spring". Is that an M39 feature?

September 30, 2008, 10:09 AM
The finn's had a higher reguard for their troops and provided a better rifle. Bayonet and sling mount points were improved as well as bedding and sights.

September 30, 2008, 11:17 AM
Great, thanks. Now I've had to extend my "Must-Have-Rifles" list by one. Will it never end...?

September 30, 2008, 12:00 PM
I will take as many as I can down.


September 30, 2008, 03:08 PM
Just how big is your closet?

October 1, 2008, 05:06 AM
Yeah, and where is your house located and when will you be out of town for a while? LOL!!!

Seriously, that is just awesome. Congrats on a helluva collection.

October 2, 2008, 05:06 PM
The edit feature seem to go away after a time


October 3, 2008, 01:57 AM
Todd if it is appropriate, Where did you get that beautiful rifle? I haven't seen any that good. Did you get it face to face or off the internet. Thanks for an info you choose to impart to me.


October 3, 2008, 07:49 AM
great looking wood on that one Todd1700. Good score!

MJ1- Isnt it enough that you have tortured evryone at THR forever with the pics of your sweet collection? now you have to come here and rub it in my face too (oh, and going from MJ to MJ1 didnt fool me you sneaky snake! :D)? Now I have to start going to Arfcom to browse a gun forum without having to get insane with jealousy over your pics. You STILLL suck, and I hate you even more than ever.:p

You owe me one of you sweet scoped Enfileds as restitution for mental anguish. I'll have me people contact your people with shipping info.:cool:


October 3, 2008, 09:25 AM
Private message sent to you Levi.

October 6, 2008, 10:49 PM
As I said on THR, that's a sweet rifle! Does it have a wartime stock or postwar stock? It seems like a postwar, but I'm not sure.

October 7, 2008, 07:04 AM
Post War.

November 5, 2008, 06:17 AM
Beautify rifle. Did you finish the wood yourself?

My M-39 is my most accurate rifle and I take it to the range on every trip. I had a second one that actually had a better trigger but I sold it.

I've learned I'm a shooter and not a collector so I let someone else enjoy this beauty.

In order I like my M-39, then my Enfield S No4 Mk1* and then my ex sniper Mosin Nagant.

November 11, 2008, 04:09 AM
Beautify rifle. Did you finish the wood yourself?

No refinishing on that one. That is just as she came. But then it was advertised as being in unissued condition.

November 15, 2008, 12:22 PM
Beautiful M-39!
I have a 1942 VKT, what a tack driver.
I love the Finnish rifles.

November 23, 2008, 09:29 AM
Beautiful rifle, Todd. I love the stocks on these things. Here are a couple of pics of my VKT that I bought from Empire a year or so back. There's something about picking up a "brand new" 64 year old rifle :)

One cool discovery I made about mine is that it was built on a Remington receiver (see second pic). Guess you could say she's back home where she belongs now.

November 28, 2008, 11:56 PM
Very nice rifle!! And finding out little extras and history of the gun like the Remington reciever is part of what makes collecting Mosins more fun. Congrats!