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Posted: 1/15/2006 9:47:37 AM EDT
and came home with a rifle



Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:49:38 AM EDT
Better choice vs. a bride
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:55:30 AM EDT
Good pick. All the wedding things I ever had to go to never had neat stuff like that, but then that was almost 17 years ago, my how time have changed.






She's deffinatly a keeper Mac.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 10:31:21 AM EDT
Cool.
Somewhere on the internet there's a picture of the impressive muzzle flash that rifle/carbine is capable of producing...
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 10:45:08 AM EDT
technically I got it on the way to the Wedding Expo at not at it...but definetly wasn't what I expected to come home with...I picked it up and didn't want to put it back down.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 11:20:19 AM EDT
Can you register for wedding gifts at a gun show?
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 11:25:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gunchyck:
Can you register for wedding gifts at a gun show?



I already asked.....You can't on Gunbroker either.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 11:50:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PCR-00:

Originally Posted By gunchyck:
Can you register for wedding gifts at a gun show?



I already asked.....You can't on Gunbroker either.



Sure you can you just have to talk to the proper vendors:

Ammo=yes
Gadgets(Magpul, Yankee Hill, Arms, etc)=yes
AR parts=Yes
FFL=Yes

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 12:31:50 PM EDT
cool...an M44.....year and manufacturer?


I've got a couple* of those floating around....

<­BR>


*lost count
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 12:36:15 PM EDT
So whens the big day?
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 1:47:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hippynik:
and came home with a rifle

www.ardentphotography.com/arfcom/Moasin-Nagant2_s.jpg




Awesome. I've been debating on buying one.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 2:01:32 PM EDT
Very nice choice...

I tend to lean to the M38 myself, but you have good taste.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 2:09:16 PM EDT
But at the current pricing it is hard to justify not buying a M38, M44 and a M91/30.

If you can order direct the M44 are running between $60 and $70, while the 38 and 91/30 are up around $90 - $100. Shipping is on top of that, of course.

They have started to go up, but are still a pretty good value. Get one of each.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:08:52 PM EDT
Found some interesting info at surplusrifle.com. There's a bit of history, maintenance, and gunsmithing info there
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:31:57 PM EDT
Ask for a C&R FFL for your wedding....
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:22:19 PM EDT
The beauty of a C&R ffl03........best thirty bucks I ever spent.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:19:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:

Originally Posted By PCR-00:

Originally Posted By gunchyck:
Can you register for wedding gifts at a gun show?



I already asked.....You can't on Gunbroker either.



Sure you can you just have to talk to the proper vendors:

Ammo=yes
Gadgets(Magpul, Yankee Hill, Arms, etc)=yes
AR parts=Yes
FFL=Yes




Shhh, someone may hear you!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:25:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BusMaster007:
Cool.
Somewhere on the internet there's a picture of the impressive muzzle flash that rifle/carbine is capable of producing...



I've spent a couple of hours looking for that picture and can't find it.
( Anybody have a picture of the massive fireball the M44 puts out? )
In the meantime, I've joined TWO other Forums so I can learn more about the two Mosin-Nagant rifles I've acquired...

www.mosinnagant.net/
www.7.62x54r.net/

Also, I found this link that pertains to shooting the rifles with the BAYONET ON:
www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/surplusrifle/vpost?id=855898

Now I need to find a bayonet for my 91/30...
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:46:00 AM EDT
Some interesting info, plus a movie of the fireball, can be found at:


M44 Fireball



I also remember the picture, just can't find it at the moment.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:57:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BusMaster007:

Now I need to find a bayonet for my 91/30...



Dont look to hard there poindexter...

I gots a shiznit load of them.

It will only cost you reminding me to bring it 87 times.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 10:48:08 AM EDT
OTAY!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 10:52:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 10:58:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigscrun:

Originally Posted By MrsScrun:

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:

Originally Posted By PCR-00:

Originally Posted By gunchyck:
Can you register for wedding gifts at a gun show?



I already asked.....You can't on Gunbroker either.



Sure you can you just have to talk to the proper vendors:

Ammo=yes
Gadgets(Magpul, Yankee Hill, Arms, etc)=yes
AR parts=Yes
FFL=Yes




Shhh, someone may hear you!




I already have us registered at Quantico Arms.



Dammit!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:27:13 PM EDT
Nice M44. Probably a Hungarian as there are a bazillion of them around. The 91/30's can still be had for less than $80 plus shipping. Check Shotgun News for sources. I'll be bringing my 1942 91/30 with me. I'll bring my M44 for grins too. Be aware that ALL surplus 7.62x54R is corrosive. Prompt cleaning is required after a shooting session with them.

Some trivia about the M44's. They were/are typically sighted in with the bayonet deployed. With the bayonet deployed they shoot very close to POA. Shooting with the bayonet folded they tend to shoot low and left. I shoot mine at Kenmore once in a while and people tend to get freaked when I unfold the bayo. Once I let them shoot both ways they walk away mumbling, "I'll be damned, learn something new every day..." Watched a father and son team shoot 10 or 15 rounds trying to get one to shoot to POA. I kept saying, unfold the bayo...

Many +1s on the C&R. Send your C&R to Midway or Brownells and poof, you get dealer prices. I saved the $30 in the first two orders to Midway.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:21:15 PM EDT
A bit of advice on operating this rifle....check your cheek weld.....the bolt comes ALL THE WAY BACK. Got a nice mark on my face for now....
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:23:46 PM EDT
Currently most of the M44s, 38s and 91/30s I am seeing for sale are Russian. Some were refurbished and put away, so in very nice condition for a 60 year old rifle.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:33:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LawTalkingGuy:
Currently most of the M44s, 38s and 91/30s I am seeing for sale are Russian. Some were refurbished and put away, so in very nice condition for a 60 year old rifle.



Hers appears to be russian...has the hammer and sickle on it and everything...All the SNs match, the bore looks real clean..was a nice pick IMO
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 4:15:31 PM EDT
The Russian M44's were made at Tula arsenal in 1944 and the Izhevsk arsenal 1943 - 1948.
Tula will have a star on the RX and Izhevsk a seal like stamp. The satellite countries made a ton of them too. Here's a link to the Soviet M44 page on 7.62x54R net. Great site for the M-Ns.

To do a really accurate id start here after you measure the barrel length. The folder bayo pretty much makes it a slam dunk on being an M44. With the exception of the 1944-1948 Izhevsk M44s most Soviet M44's are a 5 or better on a 1 to 10 scale, 1 being common and 10 rare.

Is this the hammer and sickle mark you refer to?



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