WTK: Import #'s of 76s in 7.62x39

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WTK: Import #'s of 76s in 7.62x39

Post by ValmetRKm62 » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:15 pm

WTK: Looking for some info on 76 Valmets in 7.62x39. About how many were imported of each type (fixed tube/folder/wood/stamped/milled)?
I've heard the total # of 76s in 7.62x39 is in the 100-200 range. Any info is appreciated, thanks.

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:44 pm

I don't know the numbers but they are low. My guess is that wood stocked ones were the rarest considering how few I have ever seen for sale.

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Post by Valmet78 » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:55 pm

Very few....by the time they came out with the M76, they had learned that sales were very sparse in this country for 7.62x39. I remember back in the 70's, before they released the 76 in .223, I briefly considered an M62 but at the Tulsa Gun Show, I only came across 10 rounds of ammo for it at $1.00 a round. '76's came in in .223 and sales picked up quite a bit. Same reason there were much fewer M78's in 7.62 also. What you want will be bloody hard to find. Last one I saw, folder I believe, went for $5500.00 ...

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:37 pm

Yes and a fixed tube 76 7.62x39 sold today I bet on Sturm for $3200. Buddy from Strumgewehr told me the same story about the scarcity of ammo.

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Post by treedawg » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:29 pm

I've heard that less than 10 of the stamped 76's with fixed tube stock were imported.

I have no idea if it is true, but I'm mighty proud of my Fleming converted NFA 76.

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Post by Sigurd » Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:16 pm

Tom Doniphon wrote:Yes and a fixed tube 76 7.62x39 sold today I bet on Sturm for $3200. Buddy from Strumgewehr told me the same story about the scarcity of ammo.

Did Brian finally sell his 76 stamped tube?

He has been trying to sell it for YEARS.

The fixed tube stamped 7.62x39 Valmet may be super rare, but rarity without demand is meaningless and there isn't much demand.

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Post by GoodGuy » Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:27 pm

I see the stamped M76s trade with some frequency; it's the milled M76s that so rarely change hands. I only know of one of those that have traded in the past several years (I tried, but failed, to get it). I don't know if anyone knows for sure the number of each variation imported into the USA, but most everyone agrees they are among the rarest of the pre-1989 AK style rifles. In my experience, there are more fixed and folding tube versions than wood stocked versions, but that's only my experience.

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