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by GoodGuy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: failure to cycle? - Valmet petra .308, pls help
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: failure to cycle? - Valmet petra .308, pls help

Hi Fred... It sound like you're doing what you need to do to diagnose your rifle's issue. It seems your rifle is "short stroking" after firing resulting in insufficient bolt movement to fully eject the fired cartridge. You've done well to clean and inspect your rifle's gas system (cylinder and pisto...
by GoodGuy
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: New member with M76. Here to learn!
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: New member with M76. Here to learn!

3.) I have 2 original 30 round magazines with the M76. What would be fair market value for this firearm based on the details provided? Cool. Based on the description and photo, I'd estimate the fair value of the rifle and magazines would be on the order of $1,800. It would be a good idea to monitor...
by GoodGuy
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: New member with M76. Here to learn!
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: New member with M76. Here to learn!

Dreamlinedoutdoors.... welcome to the site. You'll find a lot of good, useful information here. Nice looking rifle. Is the stock on your rifle wood? Is it possible that your rifle's original wood stock was replaced or painted? I can't quite tell from your picture. Does the other side of the your rif...
by GoodGuy
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General & Off Topic Discussion
Topic: New Member - hello to all
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: New Member - hello to all

Hello Tall Pine... Glad you're here. There are a lot of informative posts and friendly people here. We look forward to your being part of this community.
by GoodGuy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General & Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Merry Christmas 2018

Wishing all of my fellow Valmet enthusiasts a very happy Christmas and much prosperity and success in the new year!
by GoodGuy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: Valmet Petra hunting rifle...
Replies: 3
Views: 1845

Re: Valmet Petra hunting rifle...

Welcome to the site. Your rifle looks great!
by GoodGuy
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General & Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Tommo's awesome links!
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Tommo's awesome links!

I, too, appreciate all of the links showing info about the various firearms. While I don't post messages all that much anymore, I do enjoy reading the posts of others. Tommo's the man!
by GoodGuy
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: Sako RK92/95 M92 Black waffle Magazines 7.62x39
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Sako RK92/95 M92 Black waffle Magazines 7.62x39

In the USA, one might expect to get about $200 for a "LIKE NEW" FDF castle mold magazine. For the more common black SAKO magazines (no castle mold mark), one might expect to get about $150 each. It really depends on the market and who's looking to buy. Values go down, of course, for scuffed, scratch...
by GoodGuy
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: General & Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: Merry Christmas

Thanks Tony... Wish you a very happy Christmas too!
by GoodGuy
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: General & Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: Merry Christmas

I like it!
by GoodGuy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: RARE NICKLE PLATED VALMET M76 .223
Replies: 9
Views: 4333

I seem to remember, too, that Qatar acquired "chromed" Valmets similar to the M71 pattern that were used for parades, honor guard ceremonies, etc.
by GoodGuy
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: The Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Colored Plastic Finnish Waffle Magazines
Replies: 13
Views: 3185

Hi Train... welcome to the forums. We're glad you're here, and we hope you'll enjoy participating. It sounds like you've accumulated a nice collection of magazines. It's a fascinating study! We'd love to see photos of example of any rare or unusual Valmet magazines. I only have two black Valmet maga...
by GoodGuy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: My M76 308 Top cover & scope II
Replies: 2
Views: 1743

Scirocco85...

Have you, too, modified your rifle's safety lever. It appears that a curved sheet metal extension has been attached to the original. Does that make it easier for you to engage and disengage the safety lever?
by GoodGuy
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Galil General Discussion
Topic: Receiver cracks 308 Galils
Replies: 10
Views: 4741

... I seem to remember this rifle was dropped onto concrete with a scope attached. It must have torqued the wall of the receiver, where the scope mount dove tail gets close to the mag well. That makes sense to me. The milling for that scope dovetail area does thin the receiver in that area. That to...
by GoodGuy
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: M76 308 magazines...what works?
Replies: 14
Views: 4568

Steve... In case you're curious, here is a photo of a 12 Round Galil magazine inserted into my milled receiver M78. Again, it fits and locks into place and functions, but it's a very tight fit.