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Old July 16, 2005, 10:10 AM   #1
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Valmet 412 combo gun... opinions?

Does anyone have any info on the Valmet 412 combo gun? I recently saw a nice one in 12 ga/30-06. Asking price was $600.

Any input would be appreciated. Is this a good price?
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Old July 21, 2005, 07:59 PM   #2
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I was really hoping someone would know something about this gun.
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Old July 21, 2005, 08:34 PM   #3
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Gunsamerica.com has a few going for ~$1000
http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976550829.htm
http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976506005.htm
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http://www.gunsamerica.com/fast.cgi?guncat=2585

Other than that, can't really tell you anything about it. Never heard of that brand.

Sorry.
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Old July 22, 2005, 04:14 AM   #4
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The Valmet is a good gun, but it's advantage is in having different barrel sets. It's heavier than about any other 20 ga. O/U and some 12 ga. guns. You could buy a set with either two shotgun barrels, 12, or 20 Gauge, or rifle/shotgun, or rifle/rifle.

If the desired extra barrel sets aren't with the gun, it's value to many people would be less.

I had wanted one with a rifle/shotgun and rifle/rifle barrel sets, but never bought one.

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Old July 22, 2005, 07:55 PM   #5
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I have a Valmet 412 with untold thousands of rounds through it. It is in 12 Ga with 26" IC/C barrels. I bought it in the late 70's and shot it on average 150 to 200 rounds a week until 85 through 88 where it went to nearly a case a week and since September 88 it has been relegated to a few rounds of skeet a year and hunting. Still nice and tight even though I sweat nearly all of the blue off of the receiver. By the way I hav a set of 30" IM/F barrels that were death on crows with 1-3/8 ounces of premium #5s out of a AA case at around 1100 FPS. Even the shy ones circling the owl decoy got all loose when I touched one off when I had the proper lead.
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