Just purchased M39 from Classic Arms, so far I am tickled to almost death. Own 8 model 91/30 and 2 model M38, yes I have the addiction. The gun is as close to new as any Mosins I own, well maybe one M38 comes close. Full blueing with barrel that looks unfired. Stock is post war with 3 repair plugs around rear side sling hardware. Matching bolt and barrel S/N, floor plate forced numbered, butt plate none matching.
Will get pictures soon and post. After cleaning cosmoline off, which was not too bad I shot it and it works. It is shooting much high than any other of my Mosins? Surplus ammo at 50 yards it is 18 inches high with a six o'clock hold. Sight is set on 150 yards. Also there is a number 82 stamped on barrel just behind front sight that I cannot find any references to, seem to remember this in the hundred of articles I read before buying it but cannot retrace my steps. Any answer would be appreciated. Also do the SAKO barrels have the tighter bores like the B barrels from Belgium?
Thanks for reading,
Ron from Arkansas.