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Originally posted by LarryR

It has been observed that some Finnish M39's have the last four digits of the serial number stamped into the wood at the nose. It is possible that other rifles may have similar markings. This survey is an attempt to identify the prevalence of nose numbers on Finnish rifles and the range of arsenals/dates where thay may have been applied. For rifles that have nose numbers, please respond with the following information:

1. Model (M39, M91, etc.)
2. Barrel date and manufacturer (1942 SAKO)
3. Barrel serial number (you may strike out the last two digits if you like)
4. Nose number (also, last two digits may be removed)
5. Does the nose number match the last four digits of the barrel serial number? (Yes or No)
6. Other stock markings/cartouches
7. Comments

Attached is a photo of the nose numbers on two M39's.
(photo no longer available - 7.62x54r)

LarryR

1. M39
2. SAKO 1942
3. 224884
4. 4884
5. Yes
6. Circle-S stockmaker's cartouche, SAKO cartouche, round finger joints
7. Rifle appears unissued

1. M39
2. SAKO 1942
3. 225636
4. 5636
5. Yes
6. Circle-S stockmaker's cartouche, SAKO cartouche, round finger joints
7. Rifle appears unissued


Alsky


1. M39
2. SAKO 1942
3. 229577
4. 9577
5. Yes
6. Circle-S stockmaker's cartouche, SAKO cartouche, round finger joints
7. Rifle appears unissued

1. M39
2. SAKO 1943
3. 237436
4. 7436
5. Yes
6. Circle-S stoakmaker's cartouche, SAKO cartouche, round finger joints
7. Metal finish is excellent , stock is vg

Jim R

M39
Sako 1941
215272
5272
Yes
Sako gearwheel cartouche, S in a circle cartouche, round finger joint
re-arsenaled

4440stone

M39
Sako 1941
207752
7752
yes
Sako gear wheel, Finnish manufacture cartouche, E stamp on pistol grip, round finger joint
Stock has a rough finish and is dark reddish-brown (heavy tar finish?), Sesto '97 receiver

Radom

M39
Sako 1941
210045
0045
Yes
circle S/crossed cannons mark, Sako S & gearwheel, L stamp on pistolgrip right behind trigger guard, round finger joint
No SA mark. I'd call the overall condition unissued after refurb.
 

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(1) M-39
(2) 1942 Sako
(3) 2266**
(4) 66**
(5) matching? yes
(6) Sako cartouche + 'S' stockmaker's mark + 'L' under grip
(maybe a ding but looks like the letter L to me)
(7) matching sn's on floorplate (no line-outs) and barrel Last 4 #'s on bolt knob and stock nose. Excellent blueing. Great shooter. Puchased from WG&A in 1994.
 
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