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Just got back from the gunshow today and I saw a LOT more milsurp stuff than I've seen around here in awhile. While browsing, I came across a Fin M39 that seemed to be in outstanding condition. It has a SKY marking on the receiver (which is hex), comes with a sling, and has a mid 1940's date if I recall. I know it's kind of silly to ask price questions without being able to see pics, but the tag price was $389. I'm not accustomed to seeing those kinds of prices on MN rifles, although I know they're going up. Is this thing overpriced, or should I run back and pick it up? The show continues tomorrow as well, so depending on your opinions, I can still go back (or even go back today if it's a desirable rifle). Since I wasn't looking for an M39 this time around, I'm not well-read on what to look for. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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If you don't have one, & you want one, go back & haggle a lower price.
The SAKO SkY M39's are great rifles.
Few were produced & fewer still exist.
Hopefully, the stock date will match the barrel date.
 

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Just got back from the gunshow today and I saw a LOT more milsurp stuff than I've seen around here in awhile. While browsing, I came across a Fin M39 that seemed to be in outstanding condition. It has a SKY marking on the receiver (which is hex), comes with a sling, and has a mid 1940's date if I recall. I know it's kind of silly to ask price questions without being able to see pics, but the tag price was $389. I'm not accustomed to seeing those kinds of prices on MN rifles, although I know they're going up. Is this thing overpriced, or should I run back and pick it up? The show continues tomorrow as well, so depending on your opinions, I can still go back (or even go back today if it's a desirable rifle). Since I wasn't looking for an M39 this time around, I'm not well-read on what to look for. Any help would be appreciated.

If it's a "44" Sk.Y buy it and ship it to me, LOL. My 42, and 43 are in excellent condition as well, but my 44.... not so much:).
 

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Thanks guys. Since it's just "ok", I'll probably drop back by the show tomorrow. If it's still there, we'll see, if it's gone, that's fine too. Is there a quick way to see if the wood matches the barrel when I look at it again?
 

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Thanks guys. Since it's just "ok", I'll probably drop back by the show tomorrow. If it's still there, we'll see, if it's gone, that's fine too. Is there a quick way to see if the wood matches the barrel when I look at it again?
Sorry, I was too busy joking and didn't answer your question.

For starters if it's a Sk.Y rifle it should be in a Sk.Y stock with a matching date stamp as pictured (28/30 stock) except the 1944's which utilized already produced "42 or 43" dated Sk.Y stocks especially at that price.

I have a very nice "43" Sk.Y in a very pretty blonde striped, post war stock but I paid a lot less for it.

 

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Just my opinion and I never see M39s on the loose at shows here. A number of years ago maybe, but not more than one or two that I can think of in the last few years. I have a small collection of SkY M39s and I too like the 1944s, but unless the rifle is pretty much original and matching I think the price has some wiggle room going down. If the condition is truely excellent and matching bolt, floor plate, barrel maybe in that high of price range. I paid too much for a couple of mine, they are nice, but be very picky in that price range is my advice. Good luck, John.
 
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