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    Claws of the lion

    "The Winter War"

    My Finnish Sako M39








    Between 1939 and 1944 Finland and the Soviet Union fought two wars.
    The Winter War of 1939 and the Continuation War of 1941-1944
    To supply the desperate needs of their military, the Finns cherry picked the best of their captured Soviet rifles and stripped them down into parts.
    Keeping only the original receiver and bolt, they redesigned and improved everything else.
    What resulted was a far superior rifle that had to shoot at least 1.3MOA before it could enter service.

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    Wow.
    If you shake a rain stick, you get rain. I need a hamata stick.
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    outstanding....would love to have a Sako or Sky refurbished Nagant.....only reason the Finns joined with the Nazi's in WWII is cause they had to choose which side to take Nazi or Russian cause there was no way they could stand alone against both as there was no way they could join the Allies AND fight the Russians so the Nazi was the lesser evil for them cause the Nazi's were going to largely let them do their own thing.....the Russian plans for Finland werent so nice....
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    I have a couple photos from this Saturday. First up is the Zouaves' youth event, where any kid can come learn (and parents, too, if the line needs filling ). I estimated a minimum of 50 rounds per kid, and there were 37 kids, so we went through at least 1800 .22 rounds in the morning. After a short drive-through lunch and a hop over to south San Jose, Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club fires up the second Saturday outreach event. Anyone can come in and learn, just show up hungry! There was a special treat of two different flavors of BBQ tri-tip. Nom! Another 30-something participants, estimated about 1,000 .22 rounds, a smattering of .38, 9mm and .45, and one single .30 carbine unique gallery load -- just enough powder to squirt it out the barrel. He he he! I was *supposed* to get pictures of me and my two rifles, but we were hopping, all the way till clean-up time! We actually had to forgo the traditional evening plinking, there were just too many newbies. A good day, all around.


    Zouaves:





    SCVRC:
    These guys are getting ready to try out my Ruger, moments before discovering a malfunction. Fixed, now.



    Left-to-right of the humble firing line.





    This is why I love to teach. (that's not me)



    If you shake a rain stick, you get rain. I need a hamata stick.
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    Katie, I wonder who had more fun, the students or the teachers :-)

    Rattler,

    Considering the odds, the immense size of the Soviet invasion.... its amazing they were able to hold on.
    As bad as their circumstances were, the Finns told Hitler and Heinrich Himmler that their Jewish population was off limits (there was an initial surrender of 5 I think, but after that no more)
    Some of Finland's Jewish soldiers were even awarded the Iron Cross by Germany, but ummm declined the "honor".
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    Butch, we most definitely had FUN too. It's always fun teaching. The tri-tip was excellent.
    If you shake a rain stick, you get rain. I need a hamata stick.
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    nomnomnom, I bet it was.....

    you need to come to knob creek one year, if you ever get the chance.
    Be sure to stay in the camp site if you can, its an amazing experience unlike any other.

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    Holy. Cow.

    If you ever wend your way this way, do stop by and give us a visit. Make sure whatever you bring is CA legal, of course, but we still know how to have some fun! There's the indoor range and the outdoor 200 yd range.
    If you shake a rain stick, you get rain. I need a hamata stick.
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