Pre-ban Finnish Valmet M76W .223 Rem 16” Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Factory Box
SOLD FOR: $3615
Make: Valmet Inc
Model: M76W (W denotes Wood Stock)
Serial Number: 165986
Year of Manufacture: 1976-1986, Imported 1984-1989
Caliber: .223 rem
Action Type: Semi-Automatic
Markings: Left side of the receiver is marked “165986 Cal.223 Rem.” above a Valmet proof mark, and “VALMET Made in Finland Semi-Automatic Rifle” above the pistol grip. The bottom of the receiver is marked, “Valmet. Inc. Elmsford New York”. The top of the chamber has proof marks. The left side of the rear sight is marked, “65986” The rear sight is marked, “1.5-6”. The back of the buttstock is marked, “VALMET”. (Please See Photos)
Barrel Length: 16”. 18” with 3 Prong flash hider & Bayonet Lug.
Sights / Optics: Front hooded sight (adopted by the Galil) with flip up night sight with tritium insert. Rear sight is an adjustable peep sight fixed to the dust cover at the rear of the receiver with the ability to be flipped over to reveal early tritium night sights. Very long sight radius notorious to the M76 allowing for increased practical accuracy.
Stock Configuration & Condition: Stock is factory Full Wood buttstock which is exceptionally rare as most imports came with black synthetic buttstocks. Grip and Handguard are diamond checkered synthetic. There is a sling loop below the left side of the front sight. M76 Valmet Flash Hider which was designed to cut barbed wire as you would push the prong flash hider over the barbed wire and twist. If that would not break the barbed wire, then the soldier would fire the rifle to obliterate the wire. The stock and configuration of this rifle are in Excellent condition, peaks on the diamonds are pointy and show minimal wear. The wood stock is free of any scratches.
Type of Finish: Black, Wood
Finish Originality: Original
Magazine Quantity & Condition: None.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows minimal wear on the metal surface except for a few light scratches on the left and right side of the receiver. The screw heads are sharp and serviceable and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition. It appears to have been stored within its original factory box for the duration of its life.
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 rifle comes with its original factory box, cleaning kit and moisture absorbing packets.
Our Assessment: If you are an AK enthusiast, I may already have to ask you to wipe the drool off your chin. Yes, this is indeed a Valmet M76W. Too good to be true? I thought so too, until I pulled it out of the factory box. Holding this is almost akin to holding a newborn child, so precious and sweet and invaluable. The feeling is overwhelming. If there is one thing the Finnish supercede(sit above) all others in doing, it is manufacturing near perfect firearms. Is this the AK47 perfected? Is it the pinnacle of all AK47 variants? The master design that all other variants bow down to? Yes. Yes indeed. The Valmet M76 rifles were the very first Kalashikov style rifles to ever touch U.S. soil. And what a treasure they were and still are today! Apart from carrying all the wonderful robust and reliable features of the AK47, the M76 innovated the entire system to make it far more accurate and steady. Between the tight fit dust cover to allow the rear sight an always 0’d position and the location of the rear sight at the back of the receiver creating a longer sight radius than any other firearm in its platform, and the very different form-fit gas system and revolutionary piston design, it is no wonder this firearm is so loved and highly desired by collectors everywhere. This gun is an AK at heart. The Finnish realized the potential of the AK and made some improvements to bring the AK to its full potential. So much so that other countries began adopting some of the designs for their own weapon systems. Which is why you might see the notorious Israeli Galil with the same front hooded sight and internal components. This firearm is royalty. It is the Safe Queen you should have. These guns are rare and this is an opportunity that can’t be missed. Bid for your Queen and claim this treasure! PLease see specs below and good luck on your bid!