New family member - M28

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Irons78
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New family member - M28

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Another new one. SKY marking on receiver, SIG barrel on an 1895 Tula receiver. Faint "Sako" S marking on the stock. Trigger is magnificent, so light and crisp! Love the way the M28 feels....very "lean" rifle (best way to describe it). Has the early nose cap w/ 2 screws. Bore still has shine but rifling shows some wear. Very accurate with crappy 148 gr surplus .310, will try some handloads with 178 gr .308 (no D marking on shank).
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Very nice. These are pretty rare, even rarer in Canuckistan!! Great pick up !

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Very nice example. FYI, the S stamp and number on the stock doesn't stand for Sako it stands for Suojeluskunta. That stock was originally a longer M24 stock before being modified for the shorter M28 and the S stamp and number is the Civil Guard district number of that earlier rifle.

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Great looking M28, they are hard too find. I hope too get one too go with my M28/30...
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Awesome, thanks for the clarification! The cartouche is very faint but in the right light at the right angle it shows up pretty clear. The receiver doesn't have the D stamp so I'm assuming it wasn't modified for the heavy D166 (?) ball ammo? Any info would help! I want to handload for this one, make sure to shoot the right stuff!
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Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:30 pm
Very nice example. FYI, the S stamp and number on the stock doesn't stand for Sako it stands for Suojeluskunta. That stock was originally a longer M24 stock before being modified for the shorter M28 and the S stamp and number is the Civil Guard district number of that earlier rifle.

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Thanks! I snagged this one off CGN for a pretty good price.
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Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:39 am
Very nice. These are pretty rare, even rarer in Canuckistan!! Great pick up !

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Slugging the bore is the only way to determine your M28's bore diameter. Without a D stamp it's chamber likely wasn't modified for the D-166 round but it may have been used with Russian ammo anyway during the war so there's no telling what it's current bore diameter is. It originally had a .309.5 bore.

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