SOLD FOR: $1200
Make: Mosin Nagant by Sako of Finland. Built on a Russian Hex receiver.
Model: 1939 (M39)
Serial Number: 201912
Year of Manufacture: 1941
Caliber: 7.62x54R (Rimmed)
Action Type: Bolt Action, Fixed Magazine
Markings: The import mark on the barrel reads “C.A.I. ST. ALB. VT.” and “M39 FINLAND 7.62X54R”. The left side of the receiver is marked “1”. The top of the receiver has had its Russian “eagle” removed and shows a divot in the metal. The top of the barrel shank is marked with the Sako logo “S in a gear”, with the serial number and “1944”. The left side of the barrel shank is marked with a “36 Sako logo 00” pressure proof and with the Finnish property mark “SA in a box”. The top of the barrel is marked “72”. The bolt handle knob is marked with numbers that do not correlate to the serial number. The bottom of the magazine is marked with the last 4 digits of the serial number. The bolt assembly is marked with small stampings including a small Russian Tula Arsenal “star” and the early Izhevsk Arsenal “bow & arrow” (twice). The right side of the stock is marked with a stock maker’s cartouche that contains “L”. There are a few other small markings on the rifle.
Barrel Length: Approximately 27 inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a screw adjustable post set between two protective ears. The rear sight is a “U” notched blade attached to an escalator assembly. The escalator is marked “1.5 2 3 4 5 6 8 10” on the top. The left side of the rear sight base is marked “2 3 4 6 8”. It is a “U” notched sliding ladder assembly when flipped up. The sight ladder is marked “12 14 16 18 20”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, finger grooves, barrel band, nose cap with bayonet lug, hole for the included cleaning rod, 3 sling loops, through bolt, sling bar, sling well and a metal buttplate. The butt plate shows scratches, thinning and surface erosion. The wood shows scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Many have damaged small portions of the surface wood. Most of these marks have been oiled over. The LOP measures 13 ¾ inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original to Arsenal Rebuild
Bore Condition: The barrel is counterbored to about ½ an inch back from the muzzle. The grooves are dark and the rifling is deep. There is erosion in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. The receiver & magazine have small scratches and oxidation showing through the new Arsenal Rebuild finish. The metal shows scrapes & small scratches. The barrel shows areas of oxidation. The bottom of the magazine shows scratches, thinning and discoloration. The screw heads show heavy use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This Finnish Model M39 Mosin Nagant was built by Sako back in 1944. It looks good and has great markings on the metal. This M39 is built on a Hex receiver that was most likely manufactured by Russia. The Finns rebuilt and improved captured Russian Mosin Nagants that were left next to lots of dead Russian soldiers during the Winter War. This M39 will be ringing steel out at the range for a long time to come.