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1942 Tikkakoski M91
« on: November 27, 2020, 10:09:14 PM »
I picked this up about a month ago at an auction and it just arrived the day before Thanksgiving. Hey, I didn't wait 4 months to post this time ;)  The most notable aspect of its appearance is the unusual one-piece Finnish walnut stock.

The bore was blooming with old rust when I received it but my trusty CMP muzzle gauge indicated the bore measured 0.3015", so I thought it would be salvageable. A pre-shooting brushing and cleaning made some headway but patches still left a lot of lint behind. After running 15 rounds of light ball surplus down the pipe today, and another thorough multi-step cleaning for corrosively primed ammo, a very good bore appeared  :) It's certainly still dark but has very good grooves.

Note: In a response on Gunboards, Denny pointed out that the walnut blanks (pähkinäpuu aihioita) were bought from Germany in 1932.










































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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2020, 11:06:41 PM »
Dem strips drool2 drool2 thumb1

We wants it. We wants the striped goodness.


Hey, I didn't wait 4 months to post this time ;)   


Sure... hoping i wouldn't see it, see if I can get it in under GM's radar... :)
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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2020, 11:12:50 PM »
rofl Dang, I guess you noticed  :o

Thanks GM. I love striped walnut too  8)

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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2020, 11:20:42 PM »
Stock is...wow! Great looking rifle!  thumb1

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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2020, 11:22:17 PM »
Nice!! Congrats!
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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2020, 12:34:25 PM »
Beautiful stock!!!
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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2020, 01:02:48 PM »
Stock is...wow! Great looking rifle!  thumb1

Thanks Bob!

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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2020, 01:03:15 PM »

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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2020, 01:03:44 PM »
Beautiful stock!!!
Another nice score for Phos.

 :) Thanks Larry!

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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2020, 01:04:42 PM »
Oh, and the unexpected antique status was a nice bonus; 1896 Tula.


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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2020, 01:16:39 PM »
Before pictures showed that it was a diamond in the rough. I could see some stripes on the stock in the full right shot and I figured the metal would look good after removing the preservative residue and adjusting the barrel bands correctly. I love to see them displayed at auction with a yellow film and surface rust  rofl










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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2020, 01:38:23 PM »
P32 says... I picked up this M91 with (kick ass) walnut stock and I cleaned it up looks pretty good. Oh, BTW did I mention it is an antique, also?!  rofl2 chuckles1 rofl2 chuckles1

P32 PLAY THE DAMN MEGA MILLIONS ALREADY!!!!  rofl

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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2020, 01:55:14 PM »
P32 says... I picked up this M91 with (kick ass) walnut stock and I cleaned it up looks pretty good. Oh, BTW did I mention it is an antique, also?!  rofl2 chuckles1 rofl2 chuckles1

P32 PLAY THE DAMN MEGA MILLIONS ALREADY!!!!  rofl

I'm about to send you money and have you start buying for me for my collection.

rofl I have scored a lot of Finns on antique receivers by random chance. I think 60% of my M39s are antiques too.

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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2020, 02:21:35 PM »
Why did I click to look at this thread again. Now I want to go buy a Mosin, You're all a bunch of ENABLERS!!! rofl rofl
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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2020, 03:32:45 PM »
What a sweet rifle.  Thank you for sharing... think I will pull one of mine this afternoon. 

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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2020, 03:33:33 PM »
So, I'll admit GG I'm all over the place with my collection. SKS is first and foremost with my collection. I picked up a Mosin and it's like RM says if you avoid #1 then you can avoid #2. I picked up a Mosin and it was an M27 and now I have more than 1 Mosin (I'll just say). These rifles freak'n intrigue the crap out of me. There is just so much and I'm not that sure on some of them so it's held me at bay somewhat.

DON'T DO IT GG!  chuckles1

In fact, it has got so bad with Mosin's with me that I decided I'm going to do my best to stay with only a few model variants like M27, M28 and M39. LOL, yeah right!!!

P32, that's one helluva percentage you're pulling there! You definitley have a keen eye!

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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2020, 03:33:55 PM »
Why did I click to look at this thread again. Now I want to go buy a Mosin, You're all a bunch of ENABLERS!!! rofl rofl

Do it... :) you know you wanna....listen to the voices.. thumb1 they are calling you... :)

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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2020, 03:40:59 PM »
nice find and looking even better after.  thumb1
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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2020, 03:58:56 PM »
OH CRAP, GM is that your Mosin collection? That's freak'n great!!  thumb1 clap1

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Re: 1942 Tikkakoski M91
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2020, 04:03:31 PM »
OH CRAP, GM is that your Mosin collection? That's freak'n great!!  thumb1 clap1

It's missing a couple I got later, 2 Romanians, 2 Dragoons, 2 Type 53s, another M91 and a M28/30..think1 think thats it... but, thats the ENABLER shot.  rofl2
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