Just picked up my first Finn today. Found a Tikka M28 at the show in Charlotte. As best I can interpret the markings, this was from the Viipuri Civil Guard district and was taken into Army inventory during the Continuation War.
It is counterbored and comparatively discretely import marked by Marathon on the barrel. The bolt and action match, but the butt plate and magazine do not. The stock is in nice shape.
I set out today looking for an M39, but was happy to pick this up instead.
Any and all thoughts/observations welcome!
Last edited by PAD141; 04-08-2017 at 08:39 PM. Reason: Typo
Just curious what does your bolt knob look like? Got any complete rifle pictures? Wonderful rifle thanks for sharing. Regards, John.
Nice looking M28, thanks for the extra pictures. Regards, John.
Nice M28, lots of history there. That's a nice 'first' Finn! I've got to get mine on the site.
Excellent addition to the collection! Thanks for sharing it.
"When Stalin says dance, a wise man dances."
N. Khrushchev in Khrushchev Remembers
I am looking for a pre-war or war-time M38 stock
Thanks for all the replies. Hopefully I'll have some deeper history to share from the Finnish archives soon.
Congratulations on your first Finn PAD141. Its a nice looking M28 and thanks for the pics, Denny
Just took my M28 out of the stock tonight. It appears to be built on a 1917 Sestroryetsk receiver, although the 7 is very lightly struck.
Based on my googling, there seems to be a fair amount of variety in Sestroryetsk tang stamps. Does this look ok to more expert eyes?
Last edited by PAD141; 04-17-2017 at 08:35 PM.
Sure looks correct to me.