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VALMET FIRING PIN IDENTIFICATION

 
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Tallin



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: VALMET FIRING PIN IDENTIFICATION Reply with quote

CAME ACROSS SOME NEW OLD STOCK VALMET (FACTORY) FIRING PINS WHICH I PURCHASED A FEW YEARS AGO. NEED SOME HELP IDENTIFYING THEM, AS TO MODELS AND CALIBER! I SHOULD HAVE MARKED THE BAGS YEARS AGO, BUT UNFORTUNATELY I NEGLECTED TO DO SO! Sad ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK going to have to break out the parts box and check!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, I know they are rare and I have more then a few!

Thank you!

Eric

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric,

You may also want to check out Buddy Hinton's pictorial library (Valmet section)!!! Wink

Tony
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Tallin



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony,

Based on his photos the shorter pins with the springs appear to be for the
M-76 in .223 Caliber. But nothing there on the longer ones.

Think I got these pins from Chris via you, a long time ago. But I could be wrong! Sad

Must be someone here who has the answer! Smile

Thanks,

Eric

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My best guess: Very Happy

Firing pin 1--- appears to be the newer style, M78 (based upon length, small head, and longer tapering at the head)

Firing pin 2--- appears to be the original style, M76 (based on larger head, thin spring, and shorter tapering at the head--- thickness at body should be 1.62mm--- v. 1.32mm for the newer)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any difference in a pin for 223 Caliber or 308? Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other than length, I am not certain!!! Wink

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firing pin #1 is .308

Firing pin #2 is .223

I had a .308 firing pin and it was longer than the others.
I sold it.

.223 and 7.62x39 are pretty much the same length.

Mike
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Tallin



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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets start again!

In the New photo I just posted, firing pin number 1, which is closest to the ruler is the unknown! Maybe 7.62 x 39?

Firing Pin number 2 is definitely a 308. Found that one in box of my stuff and the bag was clearly marked as 308 Valmet.

Firing Pin number 3 with the spring I think we have all agreed is .223 Valmet.

I have 9 pieces of the unknown pin number 1. One piece of pin number 2 the 308 pin with the extractor. And 10 pieces of the .223 in photo number 3.

At some point, I'll start selling them off. My first preference would be on this site. Second would be on GB.

But first I need to know if pin number one is 7.62 x 39 or something else?

Has to be a Firing Pin Expert here somewhere! Please let me know what you think!

Thanks,

Eric



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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that there were only 2 firing pins, as your first pics were confusing!!! Very Happy
Let me research more. Wink

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Tallin



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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AGG wrote:
I thought that there were only 2 firing pins, as your first pics were confusing!!! Very Happy
Let me research more. Wink

Tony


Tony,

Yes, in the first pictures there were only 2 pins. To help clear things up I found a 308 pin. So just refer to the last pic with the 3 pins.

Thanks,

Eric

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bump!
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