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    Galil Bolt in Valmet

    Will a 223 Galil bolt work in a 223 Valmet M 76? They look the same! Just curious if any one knew!
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    I never tried it, but my gut instinct says no, as the Galil uses a milled receiver and the Valmet is a stamped receiver with a trunnion.



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    Thanks for the reply Templar!

    I've got both weapons and they are very similar! The pedigree of the Galil traces back to the Valmet, however you are probably right. I know the mags are similar in the size and appearance but because of the different angle of the feed lips it could be dangerous to interchange them. I was just wondering out loud about the possibility interchanging the bolts. Do you know of any sources for spare parts for a Valmet?
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    Well, when Finnish collectors try to get 5.56mm parts, most of them try to find them here in the USA.....5.56mm parts are extremely rare in Finland, where most of the civvie rifles sold were 7.62x39mm.....



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