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Thread: Tell me about Tikka M 55's

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    Tell me about Tikka M 55's

    Ok so i know that the m55 is a nicely built rifle and hails from the era of 1969 to 1980 ish.
    Whats the spare parts availabilty like?
    Spare mags?
    Action parts / bolts is there anything interchangeable with the T3 apart from its name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnd View Post
    Ok so i know that the m55 is a nicely built rifle and hails from the era of 1969 to 1980 ish.
    Whats the spare parts availabilty like?
    Spare mags?
    Action parts / bolts is there anything interchangeable with the T3 apart from its name?
    Spare mags are impossible to find. I tried and tried to get one but no joy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Spare mags are impossible to find. I tried and tried to get one but no joy.
    Still searching B?

    https://www.guncity.com/tikka-m55-22...agazine-308726
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    Be sure that the mag feeds OK. The factory original 22-250 mag lips look different from the 308/243 mag.

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    When you take one apart you will notice that the magazine cut out is offset so as to increase the thickness of the material on the side of the ejection port and therefore increase the rigidity of the action.
    They came as a match rifle in a target stock, also as a single shot, and even in an aluminium/ wood chassis as a tactical rifle with a 10 rounds single column mag! ( I only saw one of these!)
    There are a bit tricky to bed with that rear screw going the opposite way of the front screw.
    Other than that there are an allright base to build a good gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Thanks for this Ryan. I on sold it to a young chap. It was a spare mag I was looking for at the time. About 15 years ago.

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    Those Gun City M55 magazines are okay at a pinch, but they aren't as nicely finished as the original Tikka mags (IMO). And at $200.00 a pop.....

    This guy here (he's a Finish Dealer, but can ship to NZ), stocks proper Tikka M55 mags - in both 5 and 10 shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    When you take one apart you will notice that the magazine cut out is offset so as to increase the thickness of the material on the side of the ejection port and therefore increase the rigidity of the action.
    They came as a match rifle in a target stock, also as a single shot, and even in an aluminium/ wood chassis as a tactical rifle with a 10 rounds single column mag! ( I only saw one of these!)
    There are a bit tricky to bed with that rear screw going the opposite way of the front screw.
    Other than that there are an allright base to build a good gun.
    This is the first and only one I have seen and fired.Nice bit of kit.
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    I had one in 7-08 left handed, shot really well. Another rifle I should not have sold
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    magazines are available in the UK. Don't need a permit to import.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk View Post
    This is the first and only one I have seen and fired.Nice bit of kit.
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    Interesting that looks like a M595, My mate has a M55 and the rear of the bolt is flat with an open action.

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    Looks like an M595 to me too, action and bolt are both of different construction. M55 sporter is a nicer gun to carry around than the 595 equivalent.
    Just going to take a look around the next bend...

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    Hi Norsk,
    Yes it looked like that but I am pretty sure it was on a las 55. I will probably talk to the gunsmith who had it around Christmas .
    One can see the inspiration for a Sako trg! :-)

 

 

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