View Full Version : Want to know about converting a Valmet to a Galil

09-18-2005, 12:04 AM
I wanted to know if anyone knows of someone who has done this and what it looked like?

My Thought's: Valmet 76 with wood stock& Black plastic forearm

Changes:Put the Galil Folder on it and it should look good?
Caliber is 5.56mm
Forearm: Thought about having someone make a set of wood gaurds or would I just be messing around with a good gun to start with?

Question: Does anyone know of this being done and if so how did it turn out?" The gun that I have is LNIB and I would not want to do it unless it turned out to look awsome.

Any info on this subject would be appreciated, Thank's:firingak

09-18-2005, 02:11 PM
If it were mine I would just add a Galil folding stock and leave it at that. A while back there were pictures of a Valmet 76 that someone had tried to make into a Galil clone with a wooden forearm and a folding stock, and in my opinion it didn't look very good. Just the Galil folder on a Valmet gives it sort of a Sako M95 look and you can always put the wood stock back on if you don"t like it. If you're set on having a Galil, save up, sell or trade the Valmet and buy one, or look for a good Galil clone. Valmets have a distictive look, which I think looks very good on it's own, and if you try and build one into a Galil I don't think you would be happy with the results.
Ace Stocks used to offer an adapter to put a Galil folder on the wood stocked Valmet 76, but they stopped making them some time ago. However, the adapters occasionally come up for sale new and used on the various gunboards. There are also a couple of gunsmiths out there who will put a folder on a Valmet and make it look better than the ones with adapters.


09-19-2005, 10:32 PM
Reply to info: I want to thank you . I after having giving it a good bit of thought decide that it is in to good of shape to try a comlete conversion on, but did think about what you suggested. I have the info. wrote down on a D&K sales, that I beleive will make you the folder or the adapter for sure and did have them in stock a while back. Thanks for answering.

09-20-2005, 10:44 AM
You may want to think about investing in a Galil in addition to the Valmet. Especially a mint or NIB Galil.

The prices are only going to go up. Even with shooters. :D

Have you thought about a KTR-03? A lot of the features of a Galil, some collectability, lower price (still not cheap), available in several calibers and supposedly very accurate.


I have never shot one, but, I have read many, many good owner comments.

If it were me, I would leave the Valmet just as it is.

09-20-2005, 11:52 AM
You may want to think about investing in a Galil in addition to the Valmet. Especially a mint or NIB Galil.

The prices are only going to go up. Even with shooters.

Reply; After thinking about the shape of the gun and the suggestions of the members here I decided that it is in to good of shape to bucther up. As you and others have said, just wait and add a Galil to the collection. Thank You

09-20-2005, 08:09 PM
My first choice for a Galil would certainly be IMI.

But, if you are looking for a shooter, you may want to consider Ohio Rapid Fire. I think the ORF Galils are built with IMI parts kits on a ORF produced receiver.


09-20-2005, 10:46 PM
Reply: To each is their own opinion, but for me only an original Galil (IMI) would I buy. I buy to collect and like to get the hard to find guns. I have been collecting for a while and have some good quality pre-89 Assault Rifles that went up in value. Some of the underfolding AK's though since the ban is gone do not command the price they did before the ban. Thanks for your advice.

11-13-2005, 10:40 PM
Makes for the perfect 7.62 Rifle



11-13-2005, 10:42 PM
then the perfect .223http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d121/jmikesteen/my3862.jpg


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