Thanks Creeper. Most of the ones I have been seeing on Gun Broker are over $300.00. This one is a bit Bubba'd, someone varnished it to look shiny, painted the sling inserts black and put on stupid sling swivels but I can fix those things.
Ordered a real dog collar Mosin sling tonight and found a cleaning rod for $7.00. I think when all is said and done, I will have the M44 I have dreamed about, it is about 85% of the way there.
The important parts to me was that the barrel and all of the metal look almost brand new, this thing should be strong shooter.