Hey all. I need some advice and answers. I hear that an M44 carbine makes a great deer hunting rifle. I wanted to make a deer rifle out of one without destroying it. I take value in historical value of a weapon. Here is my question. Is there a way to remove the front sight and bayonet lug without doing alot of damage and cutting on the rifle or parts? One day i may want to retire it again to collectible status and put it back together. Is that possible? I am looking into a monte carlo stock and S&K scope mount. I think they look pretty sharp in the picture and would like to make one of my own. Any hints, trick, advice, opinions, or answers would be appreciated.