Hi all - a recent addition to the Finn collection

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I have a small collection of Finns, this is the most recent addition, freshly cleaned up from decades of grease and grime: M24 built on a 1907 Tula receiver. Bohler-Stahl heavy barrel. Going out to shoot her today!
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Very nice and rare rifle. Let us know how it shoots.
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Wow, that's a great looking rifle. Nice addition to the collection.
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Love that rear sight. Yeah, range report would rock.

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I'll post a pic of the paper tonight. POA was 6 o'clock from 50 metres (100 metre range was closed). All hits were between 9 and bullseye, 3 inch spread horizontal and vertical. So if I drift the front post over or Kentucky windage, would definitely be hitting helmets. Used crappy Bulgarian surplus from the 60's too. Will try handloading for this rifle next.
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Irons78 wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:16 pm I'll post a pic of the paper tonight. POA was 6 o'clock from 50 metres (100 metre range was closed). All hits were between 9 and bullseye, 3 inch spread horizontal and vertical. So if I drift the front post over or Kentucky windage, would definitely be hitting helmets. Used crappy Bulgarian surplus from the 60's too. Will try handloading for this rifle next.
Have you had an opportunity to slug the bore to determine the diameter? Is it counter-bored? I can't tell from the photo. Nice M24! My buddy up here in Canuckistan has a nice example. We only have to remove the varnish his dad applied to protect the stock and apply turpentine/pine tar finish to restore it to it's original look.
We get decent groups with Prvi Heavy ball.
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samsplacci wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:51 pm
Irons78 wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:16 pm I'll post a pic of the paper tonight. POA was 6 o'clock from 50 metres (100 metre range was closed). All hits were between 9 and bullseye, 3 inch spread horizontal and vertical. So if I drift the front post over or Kentucky windage, would definitely be hitting helmets. Used crappy Bulgarian surplus from the 60's too. Will try handloading for this rifle next.
Have you had an opportunity to slug the bore to determine the diameter? Is it counter-bored? I can't tell from the photo. Nice M24! My buddy up here in Canuckistan has a nice example. We only have to remove the varnish his dad applied to protect the stock and apply turpentine/pine tar finish to restore it to it's original look.
We get decent groups with Prvi Heavy ball.
No slugging as of now, future weekend project! There is about 6mm of counterbore right up near the muzzle, barely visible when looking up and down the bore.
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Irons78 wrote: Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:11 pm
samsplacci wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:51 pm
Irons78 wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:16 pm I'll post a pic of the paper tonight. POA was 6 o'clock from 50 metres (100 metre range was closed). All hits were between 9 and bullseye, 3 inch spread horizontal and vertical. So if I drift the front post over or Kentucky windage, would definitely be hitting helmets. Used crappy Bulgarian surplus from the 60's too. Will try handloading for this rifle next.
Have you had an opportunity to slug the bore to determine the diameter? Is it counter-bored? I can't tell from the photo. Nice M24! My buddy up here in Canuckistan has a nice example. We only have to remove the varnish his dad applied to protect the stock and apply turpentine/pine tar finish to restore it to it's original look.
We get decent groups with Prvi Heavy ball.
What's you recipe and method for the turp/pine tar finish?
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That's a nice rifle. I need a fin they are great rifles
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