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Post by bigsleeze » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:27 am

Hey guys, Anybody ever see a Valmet steel mag marked S instead of T or un marked with the lanyard floor plate. John
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Post by mickey » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:41 pm

i had an S marked mag before. it was identical to the T marked. was told it stood for Sako? i know the T is for the place where they're made in finland.
if the mag doesnt have the marking but has a lanyard floorplate, good chance its a e. german mag. as there were a bunch of valmet floorplates floating around a few years back

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Post by bigsleeze » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:55 pm

Yeah Mickey, I thought as much but since my last post, I spoke with a finnish friend who said that the early Valmet mags weren't stamped. Any more info would be appreciated guys. John
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Post by GoodGuy » Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:36 am

I have a couple of 7.62x39 15 rounders that have no marking. As far as I know, they're Finnish factory original.
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Post by Valmet78 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:13 pm

I have three that came out of Finland years ago that aren't marked.

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Post by bigsleeze » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:22 pm

Yeah guys, I have one 30 rounder with lanyard loop, grayish park finish, extremely well constructed weighs 356 grams my other Valmet 30 rounders are about 350 grams. Weighing mags tells you of their consistency which is closer in Finnish factories. e.g. Molet mags are a broader weight range and are very good mags just not as nice. John
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Post by GoodGuy » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:18 am

One of my 5.56x45 30 rounders is parkerized rather than blued. I was told it is original. I really like the parkerized finish. It resists scratches and other blemishes better.
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Post by bigsleeze » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:34 am

Here is an early Valmet unmarked parked mag that I just found. It is medium gray, the oil makes it look darker. Note the lanyard loop floor plate and the spot welds on the back rib and on the top. John
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Post by Valmet78 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:13 pm

GoodGuy wrote:One of my 5.56x45 30 rounders is parkerized rather than blued. I was told it is original. I really like the parkerized finish. It resists scratches and other blemishes better.
I have one also that is light phosphate finish. I believe these were Indonesian contract mags for all those "beer keg" M76's.

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Post by bigsleeze » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:42 pm

I don't think that I mentioned that these are for the M62. The Finn that gave me this one said that it was made in his country. John
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Post by Sako92S » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:07 am

bigsleeze wrote:I don't think that I mentioned that these are for the M62. The Finn that gave me this one said that it was made in his country. John
Those mags in the pictures are same as our military uses and they are FIN made for RK62. Same mags are for civilian versions of our RK62.
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Post by bigsleeze » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:33 pm

OK Sako, thanks for the info. Now we are learning. John
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Post by bigsleeze » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:41 am

Of the T marked, S marked and the unmarked, I would suspect the value to be comparable to collectors. They all are constructed extremely well and the same, the stamp and color of the finish being the only difference. John
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