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by GoodGuy
Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have the story on this???
Replies: 25
Views: 11212

Interesting. Rifles have history! I sure hope you hear back from Alaska.
by GoodGuy
Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: Valmet M78 Receiver
Replies: 0
Views: 1732

Valmet M78 Receiver

I only own one M78, a milled receiver version chambered in 7.62x51 NATO (I'm guessing a common variant). At the rear of the receiver where it mates with the stock, the steel is slanted (or beveled) giving it a rather rakish look. I see photos of other M78's with receivers that have a more "straight ...
by GoodGuy
Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 5
Views: 2807

Would a Valmet hunter be allowed in service rifle competition? It certainly would be interesting. Here in the USA a lot of competitors use M1's, M1A's, AR's, etc.; but I don't know if I've seen anyone use an AK variant. The idea appeals to me. Hope you do well with it.
by GoodGuy
Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: The Marketplace
Topic: Nice M62 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2669

It might just be me, but I dislike the appearance of white line spacers in stocks. Seems like a lot of the wood stock Valmets (maybe just M62s?) have the white spacers.

Still... it's a fine rifle.
by GoodGuy
Wed May 31, 2006 4:30 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have the story on this???
Replies: 25
Views: 11212

Good plan. Regardless of what you discover (i.e., Valment factory build or post factory build), you've got a great rifle. It's a keeper.
by GoodGuy
Tue May 30, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have the story on this???
Replies: 25
Views: 11212

Mike.... I spent a little more time searching the web and found a link that might be of some interest. It show a photo of a M71S Underfolder that appears to be chambered in 5.56x45 NATO. The caption indicated that it was "done by Valley Firearms, Wasilla, AK." I've heard of Valley Firearms. You may ...
by GoodGuy
Tue May 30, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have the story on this???
Replies: 25
Views: 11212

Given the fact that 1) there's a 7.62x39 UF M71 in the armor's manual, and 2) that Valmet certainly made M71's in 5.56x45 and 3) (I think) it would be difficult to otherwise "build" a M71 underfolder and 4) the one pictured is obviously not "butchered" up.... I'd say it's more likely than not that y...
by GoodGuy
Tue May 30, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have the story on this???
Replies: 25
Views: 11212

7.62x39mm "Russian", yes; but I've never seen an M71 UF in 5.56x45mm NATO (well, except now). I don't have access to an armorer's manual. Is there one in 5.56x45 pictured?
by GoodGuy
Wed May 24, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have the story on this???
Replies: 25
Views: 11212

Interesting. I've never seen anything like that before. Is it an Interarms imported rifle? Wouldn't it be "something" if one could establish it as a factory "experiment" or prototype rather than a post import modification. That's one "slick" looking AKM. I've never been enamoured with underfolders, ...
by GoodGuy
Mon May 15, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: model 76 223 value?
Replies: 2
Views: 2349

I would think that you could reasonably expect to get $1,200 for it and the two magazines.
by GoodGuy
Fri May 12, 2006 5:49 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: Is steel case ammo OK?
Replies: 11
Views: 6754

You can still find the Yugo if you look around enough. Some shooters avoid it because of the corrosive priming, but I really like using it in my Valmets. If you want to shoot brass cartridges, that's probably your best bet.
by GoodGuy
Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:08 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: M71 With Pics
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

Yes, value wise, you got the best end of the trade. The Yugo SKS is, in my experience, more consistently accurate; but your Valmet is likely more reliable. The M71 mimics more closely "normal" AK type rifles with the rear sight situated forward rather than on the receiver cover. Still, it's a Valmet...
by GoodGuy
Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: I snooze, I lose.
Replies: 3
Views: 2285

I snooze, I lose.

:cry: I know this is off topic, but I thought it might be of general interest. I just saw on a different website where a 1963 production AR15 ( serial number 18 ) sold for $7,500. I've been searching for years for one of those. I have a 1964 produced model (about 2,500 made in 1964), but I really wa...
by GoodGuy
Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: The Marketplace
Topic: WTB:Valmet 62 with tube stock
Replies: 19
Views: 10703

I'll chime in.... As a collector as well as a shooter, it's never a bad idea to pay a "premium" for something one really wants. I don't mean to get too theoretical or philosophical, but it doesn't really matter what others think. Each of us has to judge prices according to our own values. Sounds to ...
by GoodGuy
Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:13 am
Forum: Valmet General Discussion
Topic: NFA Valmets from 10500 to 24000 on sturmgewehr.
Replies: 2
Views: 2508

I sure wish the machine gun rules would be relaxed some. I wasn't out of college until 1984 and didn't have much money until 1989. 1986 was a bad year for anyone interested in machine guns. I can now afford a machine gun or two, but I just can't quite justify paying those prices. I know... in 10 yea...