Dennis, I shot the project Polish M44. The sight is still SLIGHTLY off. I must have a gunsmith realign it. The recoil isnt bad, muzzle flash is awesome, and put two soft point hunting rounds through 3 old car bodies (1 with engine block in it). Keep in mind this is a clunker I pieced back together from the worn/bent parts that came with it. These two pictures are of the stock after I redone it. When I bought this gun the stock was "turd brown" with not a spec of grain showing and numerous dents/dings/one gouge. Alot of sanding and 6 coats of "TruOil" later a stock emerged that I couldnt believe was under the brown crud/old finish. I also took a small torch and burnt the grains of the wood some before TruOiling it. The metal is sanded down to the bare metal and is scheduled for a rebluing next weekend. I would do it this week but cant be late for prom cause I'm bluing a gun....g/f would kill me.