1941 Sako "SOV"
First one is a 1941 Sako that was built into a PE/SOV style sniper rifle. The bore is minty, bluing is at about 98%. Note that bolt has been blued as well, IMHO whoever did it had a great idea not only because it's different, but it looks awesome. The person who bent the bolt also did quite a phenomenal job; no weld buildup or anything, all stamps are still visible on bolt body and the knob still has the original matching serial number. Original wartime stock, very clean. Had her out in a field a few weekends ago and shot 1.5" groups @ about 110ish yards seated indian style, ammo was surplus Russian 147gr. I would have posted the targets, but something happened to them after 12 pounds of tannerite went off. I just got this in a trade not too long ago, but I've been wanting a few things on my trade list below for a little while now so I thought I'd put this up as fodder. Comes with scope caps, scope cover and sling (which looks like its possibly from a czech or yugo mauser?). The upper brass sling button is missing so I threw on 2 small zip ties just for functionality.
I had a video of this rifle I made a few weeks ago on my computer and just recently uploaded it to youtube (overview and shooting of the rifle), here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8xtZO3gnGY
1944 VKT "PEM"
This is an M39 with a side-mount PEM scope setup! The base rifle is a '44 VKT with a minty bore and about 90% bluing. The stock was refinished but NOT sanded; just got a coat of stain and light poly. It looks shiny in the pics, but its not really at all, I used a satin finish poly. This rifle also has a blued cleaning rod too, looks to be original finish.The gunsmithing for the mount was done by our own resident sniper 'smith, Tigerman, who did a phenomenal job. The sights on the rifle are off a little to the right, so he lined the scope mount up with them instead of the bore-line. He explained to me that this was sometimes done by master gunsmiths to original 91/30 PEM's. You really can't notice it unless you really look hard at it, and it actually makes the rifle more comfortable to shoulder, since the slightly offset scope allows you to rest more of your cheek on to the comb for a rock solid cheek weld. The mount and scope are brand spankin' new from accumounts. The rifle has a bent bolt from Max Shepherd (outstanding job, I will be buying from him from now on for future projects). I do have the original matching bolt body too that is unmodified.
*As mentioned in the SOV video, I will be making a video of this rifle as well. Although I'm not exactly sure when I'll get the motivation to do so, but if anyone is seriously interested in it I can hop on it now.
- Mosin Dragoon (w/type 1 or 2 handguard)
- Scoped Kar98k
- Other scoped Mausers
- AG42b Ljungman
- SVT 40
- VEPR in .308 or 54r with 27" barrel
- IHC M1 Garand
- make an offer. only interested in military surplus rifles.
I will ship CONUS to C&R or better, or do FTF. these are NOT antiques. Please email me with offers/questions/etc. firstname.lastname@example.org
*Top two pics taken before I received the bent bolt body for the PEM