Valmet M76 parts kit on Gunbroker

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Valmet M76 parts kit on Gunbroker

Post by riderboy » Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:59 am

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =431232059

Up to $500 with 8 days remaining. Everything like new except no receiver. It will be interesting to see how much less this will sell for vs. just buying an M76 to use as a parts gun and still have the receiver left over. Seems like the Valmets, at least the run of the mill M71 and M76 ones, are not selling all that well at the moent.

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Post by GoodGuy » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:22 pm

I think the demand for original Valmet rifles peaked during the 10 year Clinton assault rifle ban. Collectors and shooters who are in-the-know have largely satisfied their appetites for Valmet rifles and are moving to other interesting firearms. Younger collectors and shooters may not be all that familiar with the virtues of Valmet rifles and look more to AR or other AK type rifles. Kind of a shame.

I'm not one to speculate about apocalypse scenarios, survival trends, etc. but, if I had to "bug out" of my home with a single rifle, I think I'd choose the M62.

I wish there was a good book out there desribing the history of Valmet firearms and their engineering and construction, and showing their variety and features. Most general AK books only devote a few pages, if any, to Valmet.

Yes, it'll be interesting to see how much the parts kit goes for. Tempting.
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Post by Ruddiger » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:52 pm

Wowzer. My stripped 76 with no stock could sure use that folder and trunnion.

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Post by AGG » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:44 pm

Dallas,

I agree with your observations on the Valmet, but I believe that the current economy has more to do with pricing!!! :D
I do wish that AK books would devote more time to the Valmet. :wink:

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Post by riderboy » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:38 pm

GoodGuy wrote:I think the demand for original Valmet rifles peaked during the 10 year Clinton assault rifle ban. Collectors and shooters who are in-the-know have largely satisfied their appetites for Valmet rifles and are moving to other interesting firearms. Younger collectors and shooters may not be all that familiar with the virtues of Valmet rifles and look more to AR or other AK type rifles. Kind of a shame.

I'm not one to speculate about apocalypse scenarios, survival trends, etc. but, if I had to "bug out" of my home with a single rifle, I think I'd choose the M62.

I wish there was a good book out there desribing the history of Valmet firearms and their engineering and construction, and showing their variety and features. Most general AK books only devote a few pages, if any, to Valmet.

Yes, it'll be interesting to see how much the parts kit goes for. Tempting.
Great points. It seems the ARs have taken over the world! Not sure what my SHTF gun would be, it would most definitely NOT be an AR.

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Post by nib » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:24 pm

1400.00 :shock: final bid.
I just need a 76 milled folder in 7.62 x 39. and I swear to GOD I will stop.

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Post by GoodGuy » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:28 am

That's higher than I expected. You gotta respect the market!
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Post by jeepinjoe » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:23 am

What would be an appropriate receiver for this kit? Thanks joe

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:50 pm

We need to find out if the gun had a factory pin in the hole but was semi-auto. I think ATF may be wrong in this instance as we have seen other import marked Valmet's as I recall as well as ones with the pin hole welded.

Tony what do you think?

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Post by AGG » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:03 pm

If I recall the original rifle ad correctly, there was just the third pin--- no welding was evident--- similar to the "contraband AK's" with the third hole drilled and pinned only!!! :wink:

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:35 pm

Tony I think there were some early approved imports that were semi-auto with the third pin hole and a pin. Not many but maybe a few early imports.

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Post by AGG » Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:54 am

You may be correct!!! :wink:

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Post by jeepinjoe » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:35 am

Would a Nodak NDS1 receiver work with this kit? Thanks Joe

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:13 pm

I think a good builder could make it work.

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Post by jeepinjoe » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:34 pm

Any suggestions as to whom could this work? Thanks Joe

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