The quickest windage fix I had for my M44 was to trade it for a 91/30
Kilroy, can you clarify if you're shooting it with the bayonet extended or folded? Consensus seems to be it must be shot with the bayonet in the ready position for best results. That'll be a large factor on your POI.
And from one machinist to another, you know breaking two bits making a new sight post would be more expensive than the rifle (even though the steel on those guys is very forgiving).