Valmet 78 in 7.62x39 need info

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Valmet 78 in 7.62x39 need info

Post by gundora » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:36 pm

Would any one know the date when they were made on a Valmet 78 in 7.62x39 cal. stamped receiver ( RPK ) model. I did change the plastic hand guard to the wood. ser. # 15740* [/img][/list]
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Post by Valmet78 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:12 pm

Mine is 157388....Odin Import. No idea when it was made. Sorry.

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Post by AGG » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:20 am

I will give you my best guess-timation!!! :wink:

1. Interarms (1973-1980)
2. ODIN International (1981-1985)
3. Stoeger Industries (1986-1987)
4. Valmet/Elmsford (1988-1989)

- No 15774X (Interarms/highest number M76)
- 15735X (ODIN/lowest number M78)
- 15805X (Elmsford/lowest number M78)

Based upon the foregoing, 1981 (import) and 1980/1981 (manufacturing) seems logical. :D

Tony

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:30 pm

Tony have you been using your time machine again?

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