|January 14, 2010, 04:26 PM||#1|
Join Date: January 14, 2010
I'm new to this forum but not really new to firearms. I've had my C&R for some time now and wanted to see what you all thought of this rifle I picked up.
I picked it up in Oct of 08 before I got my C&R not really knowing what it was or anything. I love it and shot a lot out of it. It wasn't until I started getting involved with C&R firearms that I started digging around to find more about it only to find roadblocks and a lot of questions unanswered which lead to more questions. I've asked this on several message boards before in the past and no one is really sure what it is I have.
I've checked 7.62x54.net and I know it is a 40" M44 with folding bayonet that is as far as I can get with the 7.62x54.net identification guide. None of the symbols on my rifle match anything on their site for identification.
On the barrel it has
then the serial number which is 3656
these letters above are also in front of the serial numbers on the butt plate, bolt and magazine plate. Everything matches.
I'm 100% positive the marks on the bolt and under the rear sight and on the bands around the barrel are the same as the Izhevsk arrow in a triangle. The flash makes it hard to see but there is no mistaking the symbol, very clear.
Below I drew up (pretty crappily I might add) the 3 symbols I'm able to make out on the right side of the barrel. They are very small.
you can see them on the receiver itself below
Here are the pictures of the rifle:
This is My 1953 Czech M44????
Notice the bayonet and everything is factory.
All numbers match,
These are the markings on the tang, below is a pick of the markings highlighted for better viewing pleasure.
As was suggested to me on another forum I emailed Ted at 7.62x54r.net. I sent him the pics and explained everything I could. This was the reply I received
So, what do you all think??? What do you think something like this would be worth? Not that I'm looking to sell it... The last line of the email really struck me. Here is a guy who in essence the end all be all of Mosin information essentially offering to buy it from me lol
|January 14, 2010, 06:15 PM||#2|
Join Date: August 22, 2009
Its an interesting rifle for sure.As to what it could be worth it all depends who wants it.To your average gun buyer its just an m44 which isnt worth a whole lot.But to someone whos really into mosins and knows what theyre looking at is something different it could be worth quite a bit.
|January 17, 2010, 12:52 AM||#4|
Join Date: November 23, 2009
Certainly not a run-of-the-arsenal M44. The Cyrillic serial number is FL 3656. I think the '1' below the '53' is a proof mark, for no particular reason. The triangle stamps on the bolt are definitely Izhevsk arsenal production.