Object Title

Centrefire self-loading magazine rifle - Valmet Model M76-W

Centrefire self-loading magazine rifle - Valmet Model M76-W

Date

1988

Object Number

XII.9225

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via the Home Office Buy-in scheme 1989. From Strathclyde (Scotland) Police, no.74/32/H (SUSM no.24)

Physical Description

Pressed steel reciever in matt black finish. Gas operated action. Matt black barrel with bayonet bar on the muzzle. Plastic fore and pistol grips, a wooden stock,the plastic butt plate has the Valmet logo stamped in it. Stamped underneath behind the foregrip is 'VALMET INC. ELMSFORD NEW YORK.' On the right side of the reciever,above the pistolgrip is 'VALMET MADE IN FINLAND SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE.' and in front of the triggerguard 'CAL. 223 REM.' This is a copy of the Russian A.K.47 assault rifle. No magazine is fitted

Dimensions

BarrelLength420mm
OverallLength940mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 166260

Calibre

.223 in Rem

Associations

Places Finland