New here, Want more info on 62 and 76 in 7.62x39

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kiddsf
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New here, Want more info on 62 and 76 in 7.62x39

Post by kiddsf » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:27 am

First of all, I am new and still learning, but I can tell you that I had fallen in love with the Valmet/Galil designs.

Right now, I would like to pick up a Valmet 62 or 76 in 7.62x39, hopefully NIB as b/c this would be a safe queen. (my brother has a .223 shooter)

Heres my question,
Whats the difference between 62 and 76?
and,
If NIB, how much would a 62 or 76 cost?
Is wood fixed stock more rare than the tube folder configuration?

Finally, if you have a NIB valmet for sell, let me know.

Thanks

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Post by AGG » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:02 am

Welcome to the site!!! :D
First, the 7.62x39 is the rarest of calibers, and tubular folders are rarer than the fixed wood stock. :wink:
Expect to pay $5K+ for NIB (M62/folder) and possibly $7K+ for NIB (M76/folder)--- maybe $1K less for fixed wood stock. :shock:

Tony

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Post by jehu » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:23 am

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Post by kiddsf » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:42 pm

Tony,
you seems to know a lot about Valmets and the prices.

How much would a M62 Wood stock normally cost if its NIB?
Had the prices gone up or down recently, and has it been stable?

Thanks in advance

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Post by AGG » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:22 am

There is a M62 fixed stock/NIB on GB for $4.4K!!! :shock:
As stated above, $1K less for non-folder. :D

Tony

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Post by Tallin » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:54 pm

There is a M-62 Wood Stock on Sturmgewehr.com, with an asking price of $4,000.00. Do not think it is NIB, but most M62's are usually in very nice condition, and the boxes are just brown cardboard.

Eric


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Post by M62/M76 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:37 pm

Look for an Excellent condition M62 wood or tube.
Save some money and find an awesome rifle.

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Post by kiddsf » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:51 pm

Thanks for all the info guys.
I guess $4000 for NIB is the right price?

If you were me would you buy it NIB at $4000?

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Post by M62/M76 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:06 pm

I think that is too much, but the ultimate decision is yours.
I would look for an M62 in excellent to new condition for far less than $4,000.00.

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Post by kiddsf » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:19 pm

Alright, I think I will just keep looking.
If you guys found something neat please let me know

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Post by mickey » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:00 am

http://www.sturmgewehr.com/webBBS/semi4 ... ead=237020

check with this guy. never hurts to make an offer......nice rifle, ive seen it in person. not NIB but worth having.

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Post by ValmetRKm62 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:21 pm

I believe that the wood-stocked 76s in 7.62x39 are probably as rare as the folders but are not as desireable to a collector. I've only ever seen a small handful of 76s in 7.62x39 change hands in the past few years.
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Post by kiddsf » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:35 pm

Mickey, thanks for the find, but I'm pretty sure I am more interested in a wood stock version or a folder right now.

Noob question again,
What is the difference between 62 and 76 besides the handguard?
Is the handguards interchangeable?

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Post by kiddsf » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:02 am

What do I have to watch out for when buying a NIB M62?
Does this one look normal ?
http://www.winchesterway.com/military-f ... -valmet-62

Do they just come with 1-30rd magazine?
Thanks

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Post by mickey » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:38 am

make sure it doesnt have a sear pin! seen a few of those walking around lately. ive only seen it on wood stock 62's but i have seen 2 of them in the last year for sale. check the catch for the magazine for scratches/wear. if its truely NIB the magazine should never have been inserted into the receiver. check for brass dings. bayonet lug should be pristine as well, check the muzzle with a qtip and oil for signs of firing. look at piston and bolt face, look for dried cosmoline in the receiver and parts on takedown. it looks kinda like rust on a 62, settled in the cracks and corners.....
or you buy one thats been in the safe and played with , bumped into, charged and mag put in and out, bayo put on and off, the guy may have fired it 30yrs ago, not sure. BUT, its in the box with everything it came with and guy says its new...
its real hard to know for sure, but youre gonna pay that much more if its proven to have never left the box/sealed.

the 76 is usually a stamped version of the 62, some have diff handguards, some dont. some 76 folders are milled receivers as well.
my favorite is the 76/s 762x39 stamped receiver cheesegrater front with the fixed tube stock.

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