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A jewel of an addition - M28-76 complete

Postby DevilDog » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:31 pm

Well, apparently I can not pass up a deal on a FinnMo, especially one I have wanted for so long. Sometimes timing is everything.

It came up for auction VERY reasonably (half market price...WHAT?)and since Obama did not spend ALL my tax money, I had some left over.


Here are the seller photo's, I can not wait to get it!
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Re: A jewel of an addition - M28-76 complete

Postby Even11 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:08 pm

NICE!! I know 0933 and I both got a couple of barrelled actions for these, I have to find an stock I like and start reloading.

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Re: A jewel of an addition - M28-76 complete

Postby Grimstod » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:54 pm

I was eye balling that one too. But I am glad you got it. It would be a little strenuous on my finances right now. Cuomo spent all of my tax dolors. :evil:

Congratulations and be sure to post some of your own photos when it gets there.
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Re: A jewel of an addition - M28-76 complete

Postby Shepard » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:42 pm

Beautiful piece -- whats half price about 450?
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Re: A jewel of an addition - M28-76 complete

Postby DevilDog » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:19 pm

TGI has them at $1000, and that was list for 1 current auction, a scoped one was at $1200.

I am at half of in between those ;)

I will be posting load info in the Finnstigator thread, these are a bit tricky so far, but I am narrowing it down. They really need tuning as 1 gr has made the diff between 3 moa and 1 moa.

You will be happy to know IMR 4350 is working well! Shooting 200 gr Sierra .308's currently.
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Postby 0933 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:17 pm

Very Nice!!! I've handled one, and even though the stock looks 'blocky' it's amazingly comfortable, especially in prone. She looks pretty clean... let us know how she performs at range! 8-)
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Re: A jewel of an addition - M28-76 complete

Postby Marauder 1 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:58 pm

OK thanks to Devil Dog and the rest of you M28/76 owners I'm trying to sell off some stuff on ebay to get one.. Actually this was the 2nd Mosin I fell in love with but have never had the resource and the rifle in the same place at the same time.

So I hope to be part of the Finnish M28/76 owners club soon.

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Re: A jewel of an addition - M28-76 complete

Postby DevilDog » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:24 am

Funny you should mention that, I finally picked her up today. It was a sticky mess inside, the previous owner had not cleaned nor fired it since getting it from Empire Arms a "few years" back.

It is in pieces getting cleaning up. Interesting thing, the ejector/interrupter and spring had been removed. Seller didn't know, not having used it. It was gone. Easy to get though, already coming from eBay.

Makes me wonder, as a target shooter, if it was removed to be shot single shot only and remove empties by hand rather than having them flung out.

The first thing I did was seat a bullet to check against my D166, and the throat IS shorter than the other, it seats to the lands nicely with a .308 bullet.

Passed the NO GO headspace gauge test and chambered Finn brass (but not Russian fired, this is common to all 4 Finns I have tested)

It has the M27 pinned sear trigger Mark is familiar with, but my first ;) .



I will put up some photos of it when the "renewal" treatments are complete and I get a new SD card reader :)
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Re: A jewel of an addition - M28-76 complete

Postby Marauder 1 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:11 pm

Great article on the M28/76 and it's variations here Looks like they come in more flavors than we thought.

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Re: A jewel of an addition - M28-76 complete

Postby DevilDog » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:33 pm

Thanks for finding that Mark, I remember some of the info, but forgot the site and kept looking to verify it on the other 2 reference sights.

This is why I orginally wondered about my barreled action and must be what farmerboy has after all. I just could never find this and 7.62x54r and MosinNagant.net treat the M28-76 like a redheaded step child, with little or no data like the other rifles.

I think it may be the ONLY reference to the use of M39 barrels, and I would stick to the position of the front sight as one indicator of which it may be. I see no data to indicate they moved the front sight or shortened the barrel, but I think a few folks here have some they can measure!

Serial Numbers could provide a link as well. Sneak M39's seem to have 300xxx numbers, at least from a quick glance at some recent auctions and a photo on mn.net.

Finnstigator is a sneak no date s/n 233xxx, which that sight ref's as a M28-30 spec

The M28-76 this thread is about (lol) is a sneak 1968 sn 10275, similar to one listed on the estonia site.

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My barrels all measure 26" from joint to muzzle including the M28-30, but I do not have an M39 to measure until tomorrow.
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