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I've been collecting C&R's for a little over a year now, and currently have 14 C&R firearms, 3 of which are Russian M44's.

Well, I got a little wild last Friday, and am expecting a shipment of 7 new rifles from Century this week sometime. 5 of the 7 will be M44's. 2 Polish, 2 Hungarian, and a Romanian.

I intended to get a 91/59 to go with them, but they were out of those, so I settled for a couple more of the M38 Turks as a consolation prize.

I really like the Mausers, and all of that, but am just totally hooked on the M44's. This shipment will put me over 1/3 M44's in my collection, and I don't even feel like I'm really started on them well yet. I just wish I could find a Tula.

I need a Type 53, too, but all of them that I've seen looked like they tied a rope to the ship and pulled them along behind in the water. :confused: Really bad! I've heard rumors that there are some in halfway decent shape out there, but I've never seen any so far that I'd classify as "Good", let alone VG.

I just like the way the feel, the short barrel, and the way they shoot. You get a lot of room at the range if you are shooting an M44. Even your buddies won't stand close to you!

I love them!
 

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Anything that is goes BANG and flashes is very cool.

Unless, of course, you are trying to make it silent and flashless (grin).

My Garands and my StG-58 are pussycats compared to the bolt guns.
 

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Hey guys I have a Hungarian 44 and its a blast to shoot. Only way to get any accrucy is with the bayonet open tho. I read it was designed to be that way so the troop would go into battle like that. I get a pretty brite flash at night. My son inlaw and his buddies loved it. They dubbed it the old war club lol. Boon
 

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yep boondocker I noticed that thing with the bayo two:

The first time I fired my m44 was with folded bayonet. Impact of bullets was about 15 cm left @ 100m! Dispersion was terrible.
Then I remembered that some guy wrote the carbine has to be shot with the bayonet in the extended position to gain maximum precision and correct impact. Ha, that was it! Extended the bayo and put five rounds on the paper: Dead on at 100m and got a five shot group of about 5cm. Not bad for a heavily used hungarian m44, isn't it? Fine rifles these mosin nagant carbines. My favorite is my polish m44. This rifle was never issued - it looks as if it came out of factory one day ago!

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My polish M44 was unissued and unfired when I bought it from Paragon and yes it had no dings or bad spots on the blueing. It is the nicest Mosin I own or have seen. I have a Finn model 39 that is more accurate and well designed but not as nicely made or in as good a shape. My other Mosin is a 1942 Russian 91/30 that was rebuilt in the past.:usa:
 

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This almost a year later, but what the heck.
Was just a local gunstore and they had 2 Tula M44s.
I'm sure they are turning up elsewhere but its my 2cent worth.

I'm new to the whole C&R thing.
Any recommendation on what I should get first? My priorities are, in decending order: quality, condition, accuracy, price.
What countries should I stay away from? What coutries usually produce the best?
Where's a good plact to get?. Any internet sites to ship to my local FFL.
 

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I would recommend that you buy an unissued yugo model 48 and a K98k yugo, a mosin- nagant 91/30, a finn model 39, a #4 mark 1 enfield, and a model 44 carbine from your choice of country. Right now there are a lot of 91/30s and some laminated stock russian model 44 carbines for sale at under $100.00. Yugo unissued 48 mausers are about $150.00 and rebuilt K98ks are from $150.00 to $250.00. I have two model 48s that were never issued and a Mauser made K98k that was rebuilt after the war to new condition and never issued. This is my 2 cents worth of ideas. OPPS first you MUST buy a model 96 swede in 6.5x55 swede, and look for a Carl Gustav made swede model 96 first.
 

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