The holiest of holy’s, a minty collector grade Pre Ban Finnish Valmet M-71/S in 556/223, a rare bird indeed. With the famous over-built, extremely high quality Finnish craftsmanship, the Valmet is the Rolls Royce of the milsurp NATO caliber battle rifles. Very few imported and even fewer on the market. Includes one 30rd Finnish magazine with chrome follower that sells for $400+ alone, flip up factory night sights long dead of their glow but in fantastic shape. Absolutely pristine condition, 99%+.
(Copied from American Rifleman:)
Considered by many to be the Cadillacs of Kalashnikovs. The Valmet line of AK-type rifles are not only the first civilian AKs imported into this country, they also set the bar high in terms of quality and features.
Finland was one of the first countries outside the Iron Curtain to adopt a Kalashnikov-based service rifle. Smuggling Soviet-licensed AK-47s out of Poland in the mid-1950s, the Finns went to work refining the design to their own tastes. The result, called the Rk 62, was adopted as Finland’s service rifle, and more than half a century later the rifles are still soldiering on with the Finnish Defence Forces.
Seven models of the Valmet AK were imported into the United States by four companies. These included the Model 62, a semi-automatic version of the Rk 62, a stamped-receiver Model 71 that mimicked the AKM, and the Model 78 with its RPK-esque long barrel and bipod.
Serious inquiries only. I am open to full or partial trades for quality firearms. No builds. Will take $3,000 cash or best offer. Face to face transaction only, I am willing to travel up to an hour outside of Butte. You agree that you are legal to own in the state of Montana by replying to this listing. Texts work best. 406-451-8016
Thank You to Randy and Montana Gun Trader for making this listing possible.