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Re: ? Rifle

Post by JTV » 26 Aug 2015 05:29

Sturm78 wrote:
It is very difficult to me differenciate between the different models of Finnish Mosin-Nagant rifles....
Not really, one just have to know what details to look for.
For example in this case:
1. Check rear sight - that is Finnish tangent rear sight (designed by Harry Mansner) with a high sight base, it was only used in rifles m/28-30 and m/39.
2. Check upper (closer to tip of barrel) barrel band - it is the type only used in rifles m/28 and m/28-30.
-> Result: The rifle is m/28-30.
Here, another image from SA-Kuva archive (123542)
- Check rear sight - it is Russian Konovalov m/1910, design used in rifles m/91, and slightly modified version in rifles m/91-24, m/27 and m/28.
- Check front sight and upper barrel band - old unprotected front sight and barrel band are types only used in infantry rifle m/91, cavalry rifle m/91 and infantry rifle m/91-24.
- Check location of rifle sling attachment slot in front part of rifle stock - it is about half-way in between of upper and lower barrel bands, hence this cannot be cavalry rifle m/91 (which has the particular slot closer to upper barrel band).
-> Result: The rifle is either infantry rifle m/91 or infantry rifle m/91-24. Most likely it is infantry rifle m/91, since there are no stepped barrel and the front sight blade seems to be rather small.

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Re: ? Rifle

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Aug 2015 23:25

Thank you very much for your help and and for your useful indications... :wink:

I think that this rifle is a M/28-30. Is this correct ?

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Re: ? Rifle

Post by JTV » 27 Aug 2015 16:58

Sturm78 wrote:Thank you very much for your help and and for your useful indications... :wink:

I think that this rifle is a M/28-30. Is this correct ?
Image from SA-Kuva archive (125695)
Yes, that is correct - it is m/28-30. :thumbsup: As you can see, it is not really that difficult. :)

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Re: ? Rifle

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Aug 2015 18:59

Hi all,

Image 1: 7.62mm M28/30 ??
Image 2: 7.62mm M/39 ??

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Re: ? Rifle

Post by JTV » 30 Aug 2015 18:56

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Image 1: 7.62mm M28/30 ??
Image 2: 7.62mm M/39 ??

Images from SA-Kuva archive (102929-127241)
And you got both right... :thumbsup:
Image 1: Closest rifle m/28-30, while 2nd and 3rd closest are m/39, cannot be sure about the 4th on the background.
Image 2: Rifle m/39.

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Re: ? Rifle

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Aug 2015 16:22

Thank you, Jarkko

Can anyone identify these weapons?

125324 : Erma EMP, Bergmann MP35, ...??? :?
113130 : ??? :?
113128 : I think ZB Vz.30 light machinegun. Was this weapon used by Finnish Army ?? :?

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Re: ? Rifle

Post by John Hilly » 31 Aug 2015 17:23

Sturm78 wrote:113130 : ???
From the photo caption of #2: 7,92 pk/saks.
Keuruu ja Vammala (Tyrvää) 1942.11.11

LMG 7,92/German.

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Re: ? Rifle

Post by Juha Tompuri » 31 Aug 2015 18:40

John Hilly wrote:From the photo caption of #2: 7,92 pk/saks.
Keuruu ja Vammala (Tyrvää) 1942.11.11

LMG 7,92/German
Might actually be a ex-Polish wz.28 LMG
Sturm wrote:113128 : I think ZB Vz.30 light machinegun. Was this weapon used by Finnish Army ?? :?
AFAIK not used by us.

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Re: ? Rifle

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Aug 2015 20:03

Thank you, Juha

Any idea about the submachineguns of image 125324 ??

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Re: ? Rifle

Post by Marsalkka Mahtimeisseli » 31 Aug 2015 22:11

Sturm78 wrote:Thank you, Juha

Any idea about the submachineguns of image 125324 ??

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I think those are Vollmer VMP 1930 on the top, and Erma EMP 35 on the bottom.

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Re: ? Rifle

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Sep 2015 11:40

Thank you, Marsalkka

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Re: ? Rifle

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Oct 2015 16:46

Hi all,

I am not sure: M/27 ??

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Re: ? Rifle

Post by JTV » 20 Oct 2015 19:34

Sturm78 wrote: I am not sure: M/27 ??
Image from SA-Kuva archive (156656)
Correct - 7.62-mm infantry rifle m/27.

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Re: ? Rifle

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Oct 2015 17:08

Thank you, Jarkko


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Re: ? Rifle

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Nov 2015 15:13

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this sniper rifle ??

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