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VALMET M78/83S Sniper

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VALMET M78/83S Sniper

Caliber: .308

"Valmet Model 78/83S Rifle. Caliber 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 WIN). Serial number 385228.

Manufactured by Valtion Metallitehtaat (Valmet) Finland and imported by Odin International, Ltd. Alexandria, VA.

Phosphate finish. Black synthetic hand-guard with carrying handle and black synthetic Dragunov style butt-stock with raised cheek-piece.

RPK style heavy barrel with bipod. Mint bore. 95% condition.

Comes complete with scope mount rail on left side of the receiver, 1 brand-new factory original port buffer, and 4 20 round magazines: 3 factory original Valmet blued magazines and 1 converted Swedish G-3 phosphated magazine marked on the left side of the magazine body with a crown over stylized C cipher and a date of 01/81."

"This very rare original rifle was only available as a stamped receiver version and less than 50 or so were ever imported before the 1989 assault rifle ban.

Tolerances are much tighter than the Soviet bloc AKs while still being generous enough to assure outstanding reliability in all climates. The gas piston included small “fingers” near the piston to ensure smoother functioning inside the gas tube, which helped to increase the inherent accuracy of the rifle."

Current market: $3995

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VALMET M78/83S Sniper

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This is a nice sample of a rare rifle!!! :okay:

On the converted, Swedish AK4 magazines, the only dates I have seen are "1/81" and "6/81"--- there were also 30-round magazines (MCP) manufactured years ago.

Tony

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