New Finnish M28-76

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My local shop got a couple in a while ago.

Inspect the wrist area good and check it for cracks.

I was told they are great guns but the weakness was the area at the pistol grip wrist was prone to cracking.
 
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Calfed

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Thanks, I'll check it when it arrives. Do you recall what the shop was charging for them?
 

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Yours has the different style rear sight than mine. I had heard there were two different styles but I don't know that I ever saw one.
 
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Yours has the scope mount base on it (lots were removed), so now go find the correct scope and mount then you have a really uncommon bird. Mine shoots 1 MOA with the scope. I have not replaced the diopters to test it on that regard.
 
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First, determine if it is 7.62x54R or 7.62x53R - because it can be either. My wife and I still own a pair - both are single stack diopters, no scope bases and are x54R and shoot best with D166 (.3095) bullets.
In short, slug or better do a chamber cast of your rifle to make sure you are using correct brass (53.5 for x53R and over 53.70= 54R) and if you have a .308 bore or .311 bore...
You will LOVE IT and congratulations. Between damaged in shipping and broken from Finland and “for parts”- estimate is that there are less than 640 complete intact of these outside of Finland or in United States - rare bird in my book.
 
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Thanks, guys!

I haven't had any luck finding the correct scope mount for this, but did find one made by S&K scope mounts. It has a dovetail that slides into the base and locks down with set screws. it has a Picatiiny rail on top of the dovetail.
 

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Damn. The 28-76 finally showed up at my FFL's and I started the 10 day "cooling off" period. Grabbed a picture of it before it went into the safe. Looks "as advertised" and in good shape.Finnish M28-76 (2).jpg
 
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Yours has the scope mount base on it (lots were removed), so now go find the correct scope and mount then you have a really uncommon bird. Mine shoots 1 MOA with the scope. I have not replaced the diopters to test it on that regard.
I can not find a correct mount, but did find that S&K makes a mount for the 28/76. It arrived about the same time as the 28/76 got to my dealerFinnish M28-76 a (2).jpgFinnish M28-76 b (2).jpg
 
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Calfed

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My local shop got a couple in a while ago.

Inspect the wrist area good and check it for cracks.

I was told they are great guns but the weakness was the area at the pistol grip wrist was prone to cracking.
No cracks that I could find.
 
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Interested to see which chamber and bore you have. Also curious to see how it shoots. These are one of my favorites, they really are a nice rifle. I've never owned one but have had the opportunity to fire a friend's several times.

Nice grab, definitely a keeper.
 
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I just picked done of these up from a member on here. picked it up at my FFL yesterday. Not in as good of condition as yours but still nice. Mine needed to have an arsenal stock repair re-glued into the stock as well as need some other cracks repaired. Mine is also missing the front sight globe and rear sight aperture (if anyone has these parts, please PM me!). Im looking at picking up a s&k mount for mine as well. Once you get yours on, please let me know how it works out.