My od FIN 39 re born

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by fmsniper, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

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    the wife and I took out the blue gun Re done Fin 39
    we shot out to 700 yards great day

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    5 shots .360
    wolf 200 grain SP







    Here the story I picked up a M39 Fin rifle, barrel was corroded, and stock was broken so I decided to make a fin sniper/target rifle but only modern.
    I contacted Lothar Walther http://www.lothar-walther.de/html/107.php and had them make me a barrel 25.6 inch target 11 degree crown, .310 bore Dia, chambered in original 7.62x54 R, the barrel is long chambered, I thread the barrel to 16 tpi / 60 degree as original, the made the extractor cut and shell lip with a dermal, worked well.
    barrel
    a. Chamber it to 7.62X54R Long chamber
    b. Contour it for #2340: Medium Target Varmint
    c. .310 Dia Bore
    d. 25.6"
    e. The twist is 9.44

    I made a receiver mandrill out of bar stock on the lathe then trued the receiver witch was almost perfect in the first place; fins did a hell of a job.

    Ordered a tiger wood tacdriver stock from Richards micro fit gun stocks. http://www.rifle-stocks.com/

    Ordered Scope mount, Allen screws, side safety and pillars from ken at Rock Solid Ind http://rocksolidind.com/products.html.

    Getting a hubber trigger from Tennessee Gun Parts http://www.tngunparts.com.

    I mounted the Scope mount and glass bed it for further stabilization, it did not need it but I figured why not, it is a solid mount with the side locking screw, well made, I cannot say enough about this mount so far it is the best aftermarket mount I have seen oe tried for a M39/91 it Rocks, no pun intended :).

    I lapped the lugs by cutting and old barrel butting a spring in the chamber and half a shell casing to push against the bolt.
     
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  2. Buffalobob

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    I guess you like blue.:rolleyes:



    Seems like a lot of work but as long as you had fun and the gun shoots well that is all that counts.
     

  3. Supermag

    Supermag Well-Known Member

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    That must be one heck of a gun/shooter to get that kind of group with that ammo. Nice work!!!
     
  4. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

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    thanks and yes it shoots , the blue was the wife Idea but I kinda like it