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Lot 960: Very Rare Finnish Valmet M82 Bullpup Semi-Automatic Rifle

Auction Date: September 7, 2018

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Very Rare Finnish Valmet M82 Bullpup Semi-Automatic Rifle

Manufacturer: Valmet Inc
Model: 82 (Bullpup)
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 5.56 mm
Barrel: 16 1/2 inch round
Finish: matte blue
Grip:
Stock: polyurethane
Item Views: 11951
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 289
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Introduced in Finland in 1978 and discontinued in 1986 after only roughly 2,000 being manufactured. These carbines are essentially Valmet M76 internals, slightly reconfigured into a bullpup setup and encased in a polyurethane stock. They were initially intended to replace the "flimsy" folding weapons that were being carried by Finnish paratroops. However, after minimal numbers being issued to troops, an issue with the rear sight hitting paratroops in the face upon landing led to the carbine being discontinued after a short production run for U.S. import. There are no visible import marks, and it displays standard markings and features.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 99% original finish with a few light handling marks. The stock is very good with some scatter dings, scratches and some peeling of the outer coating, mainly isolated to the grip areas. Mechanically excellent.



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