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Will a Galil folding stock fit onto a M62S?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:54 am
by gray
Writing to ask if anyone knows if a Galil folding stocks will fit onto a Valmet M62S milled receiver without any modification of the receiver? Or does a hole need to be drilled into the receiver as in a M92? Anyone have experience with do that mod?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:05 pm
by gray
I found a few photos which show how a folding stock attaches to a Valmet receiver. You can see in the top photo (cropped) of the folding stock there is a sort of tang with a hole through it. Looking at the photos below there is a transverse hole in the rear (side to side) of the receiver with a roll pin through it. I figure that there must also be a slot in the (butt stock) end of the receiver which allows that tang to slide into the receiver, then a roll pin can be inserted to capture the tang of the folding stock.

Here are a few photos; one shows a M62 with a folding stock, one shows a tube stock attached to the receiver using a roll pin, another shows a folding stock model which I don't think was imported into the US, and one photo of a Galil folding stock which shows the tang with the hole that apparently is used to attach the stock to the receiver using a roll pin.

Edit: found a schematic for a Galil folder; it shows how the folding stock attaches to the receiver

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:06 am
by Ruddiger
Please don't do anything crazy to your M62S like that 5th pic. Try to find a Fidelis Firearms adapter if you can (I don't think they make them anymore), or have a machinist fabricate a similar adapter.

The fourth pic down shows a later Sako M76 which was never available here. The mounting method for the stock is different than the earlier Valmet M62s but identical to the Galils.

I have an Rk 95 folding stock, and it is interchangeable with the Galil. But that won't help you unless you have a Galil or a Sako receiver, or actually modify your Valmet receiver (cringe). The factory Valmet rightside folder is also similar to the Galil.

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:07 am
by gray
Thanks for the info; would you have some photos of the Fidelis adapter?

I would like to substitute a Galil type folding stock for the wood stock, don't really want to modify the receiver. Just hard to find anyone who knows how to do the mod correctly.

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:18 am
by Ruddiger
Hopefully, these pics will help...

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:46 am
by Sako92S
Very late answer but RK62 tube stock will fit directly to the original Galil receiver and so does Galil folding stock to RK62. I have both tested.

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:56 am
by gray
That is good to know. Got any photos of the process of putting a folding Galil stock on a semi-auto milled receiver 62? Any particular model of Galil folding stock or was there just one model?

Does anyone know of a source of folding Galil stocks?

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:48 am
by Sako92S
I was using IMI (Israel) Galil folding stock and original FIN army RK62 tube stock (same as civilian version). Sorry no pics.