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you turned a plain jane rifle into an outstanding gem
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P72

Did the same with my Sako P72, my first rimfire custom project, with Canyon Creek, back in 2011:
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=391865
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Old 10-30-2019, 05:34 PM
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Don't you just love those asshats at Photobucket!?! Why, oh why, do they find it necessary to have any photos posted here (or elsewhere) with an ugly overstamp and out of focus unless you pay up bigtime?!? I have a "grandfathered" account with them so mine aren't posted that way, but I am going to move all to Imgur. Maybe if they begin losing all their accounts they might wise up.

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what is the difference between the m78 and the p72?
Both were named Finnscout, though the P72 was introduced in 1972 in .22LR and .22WMR, and discontinued in 1974, so only two years of production. The M78 was introduced in 1979, essentially identical to the P72 in .22LR, .22WMR and the addition of the .22 Hornet. The M78 Finnscout was produced until late 1983. There may have been very minor cosmetic changes, but I believe the two models were, for all intents and purposes (save for the .22 Hornet version), the same rifle with different model numbers stamped on them. I've not been able to find any information on how many of each were produced, or how many may have come into the USA.

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Did the same with my Sako P72, my first rimfire custom project, with Canyon Creek, back in 2011:
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=391865
Perhaps these will be in focus.

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Perhaps these will be in focus.

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Yumpin' Yimminy that's a beautiful stock! Doug, thanks for posting the "in-focus" pics for our viewing pleasure.
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Old 12-07-2019, 07:31 PM
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That looks stunning Doug.
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:34 PM
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The only difference between the P72/M78 is the trigger. P72 is two stage while the M78 is single,and a lot nicer.
Cosmetically, the safety ‘button’ on the M78 is in keeping with the centerfire rifles, while the P72 is just a folded ‘tab’.
There was also a ‘P75’.
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Old 12-08-2019, 01:17 AM
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I have a p-72 the trigger cams off the action and pulls the sear down. is that the only style trigger on the p-72s. the only adjustment is the spring between the trigger and sear. is there a way to put a different trigger in it?
M78 trigger will fit if you can find one, I’m not sure of any others. The M78 cam mechanism for the safety will have to be slightly modified as it incorporates a ‘fin’ that locks the bolt closed when engaged.
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Beautiful. When I saw the title 'updated' I thought: "Oh no. what did he do?" Simply gorgeous!

It is too bad, even the before is so much better than anything from the current two brands. That is probably more a sign of times than an issue with any given company or country.
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It is truly a work of art. And the forend cap is the icing on the cake, like the lighter color.
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Stunning piece of wood and very well done.
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Really nice Doug!
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