Valmet Target Rifle in .22

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Valmet Target Rifle in .22

Post by Remington 700 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:20 am

Looking for information regarding my heavy barrel .22 Valmet Target Rifle ( sometimes known as a Finnish Lion ). It's got a thumbhole stock, original target sights but currents wears a scope. Serial number is 6425. Anyone any idea of year of manufacture or background.
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Miku
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Post by Miku » Sun May 19, 2013 7:39 am

The m. 55 USA and Sweden -model was numbered from #5000 to #6200 between the years 1955 to 1956. After this there are no numbers tied to a certain manufacturing year before the year 1959. The model M59 serial number in 1959 ends to 7200 so your rifle is either a M.55 USA and Sweden import model or a m.59 model for Norway markets.

Calculating and guessing would lead me to think that your rifle is an m.55 and made in 1957 for the US markets, since the # on your rifle is so close to the last serial number of 1956.

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Post by Lowey » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:50 am

M59 thumbhole is a nice rifle , my serial number is 8397 , it shoots fantastic
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Lowey

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