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Old January 29, 2009, 08:59 AM   #1
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A "B" barrel at last

Finally got a "B" barreled M39 for my collection.

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Old January 29, 2009, 05:31 PM   #2
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The stories that rifle could tell...............
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Old February 3, 2009, 12:07 PM   #3
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What is the difference between a B barreled M39 and one that is not? Just wondering, thanks ahead of time!
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Old February 3, 2009, 12:43 PM   #4
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The difference between the various M39's is who mounted the barrel on it. Sako, VKT, Tikka, and a Belgium supplier are the main suppliers. The Belgium supplier is identified by a "B" stamped on the barrel shank
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Old February 4, 2009, 02:42 AM   #5
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Nice rifle. I have a B barrel M-39 myself.

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The Belgium supplier is identified by a "B" stamped on the barrel shank
And the B barrels have the odd distinction of some rather interesting color variations on the barrels. I've seen bronze, red, reddish/purple. Somehow happened during the bluing process. I've heard several theories why but I'm not sure which is true.
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Old February 5, 2009, 10:01 PM   #6
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Of the M39's, B-barrels, Tikkas, and the "Sneaks" were probably all assembled post WW2. So I doubt the B-barrel saw any WW2 action. I have 6 M39's and my B-barrel is the most accurate of them all. All are sub 2 MOA rifles.
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Old February 15, 2009, 06:14 PM   #7
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And the B barrels have the odd distinction of some rather interesting color variations on the barrels. I've seen bronze, red, reddish/purple. Somehow happened during the bluing process. I've heard several theories why but I'm not sure which is true


it is because they used a higher nickel content in the steel.most all I have seen are a plum color.
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