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Valmet M78 Light Machinegun
Valmet M78 Light Machinegun
(Mfg by Valmet in Finland)

Caliber: ....................... 7.62mm NATO
Rifling & Twist: ............ Right Hand Twist
Barrel Length: .............. 24.125 in
Overall Length: ............ 43.125 in
Weight: ....................... 10.5 lbs
Magazine Capacity: ...... 20 rounds
Qty Mfg: ...................... Unknown quantity produced between 1978 and 1986

Source: .... ValmetWeapons.com; Wikipedia

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Valmet M78 (AK47-type rifle) in 7.62 NATO with optional scope mount receiver cover, QD mount, slings and two factory remanufactured spare magazines made from G3 magazines.

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Factory receiver cover scope mounting base.

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Removable QD scope mount.

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bottom of mount.

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M78 7.62 NATO mag, Valmet factory remanufactured G3 magazine for the M78.

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Issue sling.

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Original production factory magazine.

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Bipod deployed.

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Opposite-side view showing the carry handle.

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Buttplate.

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Buttstock.

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Receiver.

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Receiver markings.

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Maker's rollstamp.

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handguard.

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Foresight, flash suppressor and bipod mount.

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AK-style gas system.

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Muzzle view.

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Tritium insert in flip-up foresight.

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Rear sight.

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Rear sight, not the elevation adjustment for sighting in.

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Rear sight and carry handle.

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Factory removable bumper-pad to cushion ejecting brass.

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Carry handle mount.

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Safety lever and mag release.

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Pistol grip.

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Magazine well.

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Receiver cover removed.  The buffer is aftermarket.  Note the AK piston system.

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Trigger mechanism and internals.  Completely AK in design.

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Piston and bolt assembly removed.

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Rifle disassembled.  Apart from the differences in the gas tube and non-integral upper handguard, the operating mechanisms are of Kalashnikov origin.

 
   
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