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    FYI guys.....
    Currently an Antique (receiver built before 1899 ) is not considered a firearm & does not require a FFL to purchase.
    Should things go south soon in regards to gun laws, Registration etc., I thought that I would mention that for about $300 a guy can buy an Antique Finn M39 (7.62X54- ballistics between .308 & .30-06) that will hold about 2 Moa with the iron bbl sights @ 1000 yds. Solid, rugged rifle, usually rebarreled '41-'45- Sako, Valmet, with 5 rd. fixed mag. (loads quickly with strippers).
    There are other models of guns out there that that could also qualify, but usually not as good in this price range... it was originaly a BP cartridge, but is still the standard for Russian snipers.. Four-five years from now, it might have been the best gun buy that I have ever made

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    Yah, the M39's are good guns. I had one, and sold it as I did not like the sights, but YMMV.

    The 7.62x54r was never designed as a blackpowder cartridge, and was smokeless from the get go.

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    You are correct Steve...I had just finished a post on another forum re BP guns and had a brain cramp

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    Quite a fewof the MN's are built on antique receivers, the date is usually on the underside of the receiver tang. You have to take it out of the stock to see it.

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    Trigger Dr wrote:
    FYI guys.....
    Currently an Antique (receiver built before 1899 ) is not considered a firearm & does not require a FFL to purchase.

    Antique Finn M39 (7.62X54-
    M39 - so-designated because it was introduced in 1939. How does this qualify?

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    heresolong wrote:
    Trigger Dr wrote:
    FYI guys.....
    Currently an Antique (receiver built before 1899 ) is not considered a firearm & does not require a FFL to purchase.

    Antique Finn M39 (7.62X54-
    M39 - so-designated because it was introduced in 1939. How does this qualify?
    Because they were built on captured Russian rifles. Many of which were built between 1891 and 1898, thus making them antique receivers. Of course many, many more are not antique receivers, but there are still plenty of antique receiver M39's out there if you go looking for one. Mine wasn't even advertised as antique, and when I got it home, I found it had an 1897 receiver.

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    Steve,

    Were you aware that a huge amount of those were made by...Remington...for the Russians?

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    M39 - so-designated because it was introduced in 1939. How does this qualify?


    Quite a fewof the MN's are built on antique receivers, the date is usually on the underside of the receiver tang. You have to take it out of the stock to see it.
    The receiver is what makes it a gun. All of that other add on stuff just makes it work. Just ask the BATFE.

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    Trigger Dr wrote:
    Steve,

    Were you aware that a huge amount of those were made by...Remington...for the Russians?
    Yes, and also by New England Westinghouse.

    When the Russians defaulted on the contract, the US government purchased the remaining inventory and used them for training guns. Some actually made it overseas with GI's, although it does not seem they used the rifles in combat.

    Bannerman sold surplus US made M91's for some time, and also made an (unsafe to use) conversion to .30-06. Commercially made 7.62x54r was available in the 1920's for these rifles.

    More information at http://www.mosinnagant.net/ussr/US-Mosin-Nagants.asp

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