The Finn M39 was the ultimate developement in the Mosin series of battle rifles issued to their forces. One of the least common of the M39 series was the "SKY"(marked on the chamber), these were rifles built on a contract for the Finn Civil Guard. I believe this example is an unissued original WW2 configuration rifle, it's shown w/an original (not repro) M39 bayonet/scabbard, SKY marked M39 sling & large diameter SKY issue oil bottle.
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M39 SKY issue set right view The rifle has matching numbers on the chamber, bolt & mag floorplate, no numbers on the buttplate, dated 1942, has the original WW2 era stock, round joints in forend, 2 pc buttstock & an untouched SKY cartouche
M39 SKY buttstock cartouche A good view of the cartouche '42, which matches the rifle date & the 2 pc construction of the buttstock.
Detail of cartouche
Action right side
Sling, SKY marking Sling is greenish web w/leather end tab
Muzzle w/bayonet & scabbard Rifle is shown w/smooth brass M39 muzzle protector, rifle also has correct M39 cleaning rod
M39 muzzle crown
Action left side
Chamber marking I believe this rifle was never issued as it has no Civil Guard mkgs (or any indication of them being "cleaned off"), there are no line outs on bolt/mag, & it has 2 SA stamps on left chamber, was probably never issued, put in store marked SA after the war & sat until sold here, has import serial (same as original #) on left of chamber & small import mark CIA under barrel.
Serial on bolt knob
Serial on mag plate
View of 2 pc wartime toe
Left side view of set
M39 bayonet marking This bayonet is an original set, it was purchased from Eric Nagant, grandson of Leon Nagant.