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by GoodGuy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: RARE NICKLE PLATED VALMET M76 .223
Replies: 9
Views: 2595

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: 1167

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: 718

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: 9
Views: 2674

... 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: 2183

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.
by GoodGuy
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: M76 308 magazines...what works?
Replies: 14
Views: 2183

Steve... for what it's worth. The variations in the .308 rifle models, milled versus stamped, etc. have resulted in a lot of confusion over the compatibility of magazines. Unfortunately, very few commercial factory magazines made it into the USA prior to the 1989 ban. Everything was made worse by Pr...
by GoodGuy
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: Valmet M76 Video
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

AGG wrote:
GoodGuy wrote:Cool !
Dallas,

Glad to hear from you again--- hope all is well!!! :D

Tony
Hi Tony. I've been out of contact for awhile. Things are busy, but all is well.
by GoodGuy
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: Valmet M76 Video
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Cool !
by GoodGuy
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: Valmet M71 Question???
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Mike... I'm not an expert, but here goes... Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. The Finns produced some military RK71 rifles chambered in 7.62x39 during the early 1970s. These rifles had fixed tube stocks, and at least a few had Russian style AK underfolder stocks. The M71 was the commercial exp...
by GoodGuy
Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Galil General Discussion
Topic: Price Check: AA 332 s Galil
Replies: 3
Views: 1432

Is the MR 076XX serial number in a "vertical" orientation behind the wooden handguard? Also do you see "Galil" stamped anywhere on the rifle's receiver? If the answers are "yes" and "no" respectively," I think you have what is considered a transitional rifle imported by Action Arms during or around ...
by GoodGuy
Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: All Other Weapons
Topic: Smith & Wesson J Frame Revolvers
Replies: 0
Views: 1260

Smith & Wesson J Frame Revolvers

I've been wanting to purchase a small frame revolver for some years and plan to do so very soon. I want it chambered in .357 Magnum, but I'll mostly likely shoot 38 Special cartridges from this revolver. While I can appreciate the offerings from Ruger and, to a lesser extent, Taurus; I prefer those ...
by GoodGuy
Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: Galil General Discussion
Topic: Galil ACE
Replies: 9
Views: 3232

I think I'm going to hold onto all of my magazines. Things are too uncertain.
by GoodGuy
Mon May 25, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: All Other Weapons
Topic: Swedish M40 Question?
Replies: 1
Views: 1317

I see the Swedish M40s for sale with some frequency. The last one I saw in a small town gun shop had a price tag of $850. It came with a leather holster and was in about 85% overall condition, but it had a small crack in its slide. I didn't buy it because of the crack. Apparently a fair number of th...
by GoodGuy
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: Lapua.x39 value?
Replies: 2
Views: 2650

For what it's worth... I've been accumulating some Lapua 7.62x39 over the years and have paid on average for in box cartridges of $0.42 per round.
by GoodGuy
Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: Milled receiver M76S in 7.62x39 tube stock
Replies: 14
Views: 6200

Tony... no trouble. All four of the rifles are marked on the port side of the receiver with model and chambering and were imported by Interarms, Alexandria, VA.