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Mosin Nagant M44

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Tyler Danann, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Tyler Danann

    Tyler Danann Monkey

    Well, I've had this footage in the dusty depth of my hard-drive for too long, time to get it out there:

    I bought the M44 back in 2014, paid about $200 ish at a LGS. The barrel is good, hardly any issues. No accessories though. Functional bayonet (although it strikes me as odd why it isn't more pointed). Made in 1945.

    It's mostly an opportunity purchase, a case of 'get them while they are still affordable'

    Here it is being test-fired on the private range:

    I didn't extend the bayonet which I am now almost sure was throwing the rounds off to the left slightly...
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Had one of those before the boat sank. Yes, it is reported that the Russians sighted the carbines in with the bayonet extended. POI changes depending on deployed or stowed. Mine moved about 4 inches at 100 yards as I remember. Coming on due to take it to the range again, it's been a bit over a year. I guess I'm going swimming --

    There is a lot of argument about that changing POI. I relate my experience, YMMV.
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  3. Aeason

    Aeason Monkey

    One of my sons had one when he was 15 paid 20 dollars for it, we were deer hunting he dropped two both running one jumped a log bam next jumped the log bam, really impressed me
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  4. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    IME, more agree with you than disagree.
  5. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    Always liked those M44s. A few years ago I acquired a Mosin, M91/30.
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  6. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    I had some Finnish Nagants. A bud collects them and cried until I sold them; a cash and trade for a Gwinn. The Finns are really quite accurate.
  7. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Great rifle. They kick like a three-legged ninja, but great. ;)
  8. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    There not called ''The Dragons Breath'' for nothing!
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