Finland may adopt Beretta ARX-160

    Beretta are wooing the Finnish politicians by offering to have the rifles manufactured (not just assembled) in Riihimäki, Finland at the Beretta owned SAKO factory, including allowing them to brand the rifles however they like.

    The Finn’s are looking to replace their Rk 95 TP which dates back to the late 1980s and has been in service for 20 years.  The Rk 95 is manufactured by SAKO (and therefore technically it is a Beretta rifle). The Rk 95 design is based on the Valmet M76 (also called the RK 62 76), which itself was based on the RK 62, which is turn was a copy of the AKM.

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    Thanks to REMOV for the tip.

    Steve Johnson

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