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Old May 5, 2016, 09:57 PM   #1
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Finn family portrait...

My interest was piqued by a recent post regarding SKY M39 serial numbers on another forum and I decided to get mine out of the safe and check the s/n. Of course, it was at the back of the safe, so I had to pull out all the other Finns out to get to it.

Decided it was a great family photo op...

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Old May 6, 2016, 07:46 AM   #2
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Woo Hoo!

I once had a person ask me why I felt I needed so many fire arms. He sai, "You only have two hands. So max...two pistols and one rifle."

I wasn't able to answer is question. Not because I don't know why, nut because I was stunned.

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Old May 7, 2016, 08:59 AM   #3
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Looks like maybe you and Pat Burns were pretty tight
Or, did you pick them up "all over"?

Definitely an M39 love fest!
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Old May 7, 2016, 09:45 AM   #4
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I like Finnish guns. Unfortunately I only have two:
One is a '34 Winter War Finn capture (pictured in another thread) and the other is this Suomi M34.

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Old May 7, 2016, 01:12 PM   #5
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Doc...I would have had the same stunned reaction.

Tob...I got my first M39 from Pat...a "new bore" VKT that is the first one on the left. The rest I got mainly at various auctions at prices much lower than Pat's.

I made a list of the manufacturers and dates while I had them out...

1970 no maker 2
1968 no makers 1
1941 VKT 2
1942 SKY 1
1942 "B" 1
1942 Sako 3
1943 Sako 1
1944 VKT 4

I'm still in the hunt...would love to have a Tikka M39, a straight stock M39, and 1967 and 1969 no makers.

The problem is that the Finns have become a little pricey lately. that Suomi
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