I guess you could say I am new to Finn fever. I've been wanting a Finn mosin and from what I've read it seems most people say the m39 is one of the more inherently accurate mosin variations. Is there anything in particular, other than barrel quality, that I should look for. Since these finnish manufactures did such a fine job of fit and finish for such a good reputation of accuracy, what are some of the hallmarks of unissued or still in original condition rifles. I've been checking out the finnish area of mosinnagant.net but any advice for a novice would be appreciated. I will probably avoid gunbroker since I could easily be duped and will stick to looking at some of the gunboards sponsors websites. Any recommendations for reputable dealers is welcome. This is intended as a shooter and will be frequently at the range with me hopefully. Most of the time when looking for a good shooter I wouldn't care about original conditions but since the Finn manufacturers have a good reputation for accuracy I would like one that hasn't been molested. Curious if my assumptions are correct in what I need to look for for a good shooter.