Pre-Ban Finnish Valmet Hunter .308 Win 20″ Semi-Auto Rifle w Sling & Mags
SOLD FOR: $3525
Model: Hunter Semi-Automatic Rifle
Serial Number: 394291
Year of Manufacture: Pre 1987. (Original Purchase receipts reads 2/8/87).
Caliber: .308 Win
Action Type: Semi-Automatic
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “394291 Cal. .308 Win” with a proofmark and “C”. Rear of the left side of the receiver is marked “VALMET Tourulan Tehdas Jyvaskyla”. The pad on the buttstock is marked “VALMET Made in Finland”. The buttpad cover is marked, “SPENCO” on the right side. The top of the Scope Base is marked “VALMET”. The Bipod is marked B.M.F. ACTIVATOR HOUSTON TX77017”.
Barrel Length: 20.3″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable blade above a serrated ramp. The rear sight is a flip up rectangular notch sight. The dust cover has a ribbed scope mount on top that is mounted Valmet Scope Base and Rings with a Bushnell Banner Lite Site. The sight picture is clear.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered wood with a padded buttpad, straight comb, checkered foregrip, and a traditional pistol grip. The stocks show little to no wear. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is crips with light dulling to the peaks. The LOP measures 14.25″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the additional buttpad. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition for a preban rifle. The left side of the gas block has a sling ring as well as on the bottom of the buttstock. The slings are fitted with its original leather sling. The brass rivets have a good thick patina build up.
Magazine Quantity & Condition: Total of 5 original Valmet .308 Win magazines. 3x 20rd magazines, 1x 10rd magazine, 1x 5rd magazine.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows minimal wear. There is some corrosion visible on the bolt head. The screwheads are sharp and the pins are serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This Valmet Hunter comes with its original attached sling, Original Owner’s Manual and Valmet Catalog, attached Bushnell scope and Valmet Scope rings, Original Blued Top cover with scope mount (Total of two), Speed Reloader, Total of 5 original magazines, 2 crystalized batteries, and Dated and Stamped Assault Weapon Registration Confirmation Notice all nicely packaged in a Falcon Galati Rifle Case. Please see photos for a better understanding of what is included with this rifle.
Our Assessment: Some guns are just pretty, some are just utilitarian, but this rifle is both. Designed for the civilian hunting and sporting market and based on Valmet’s popular line of Kalashnikov style rifles, this Hunter is made for hitting the mark. Whether you’re in the market for your first or fiftieth AK, you basically can’t get better than Finnish made. This original Valmet Hunter is well documented and comes complete with 5 rare magazines which are more than most could ever find. This is one of the most gorgeous pre ban rifles to ever come through our shop so don’t miss out on this exceptionally rare beauty. Please see details below and good luck on your bid!