I paid $109 for my laminated M-44 in excellent cond., a non-import will definitely bring a premium but that seems a mite high. It's really hard to say though, Big 5 sells run-of-the-mill M-44's from Century for well over $100 when not on sale, so after the supplies dry up, it might be worth a bundle.
Toolman, as I stated somewhere, my intention is to buy 2 M44's. One to leave as issued, another to scope, and refinish. I would hate to modify this one, and yet have my eye on a '45 Tula round receiver. Sooo, either I pass on this one, and buy a $100 '45 Ishevsk to modify and wait for the Tula someday, or buy 3! Two I can justify...
I just bought my first Russian M44. I've been reading up on the rifle and have found everyone's information to be very helpfull. I own several other gun's as a collector and appreciate the info. sharing.
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