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FallenPhoenix
October 6, 2004, 04:32 PM
Found it at Big 5 today and just had to have it. They had 2 M44's for $80 each and a 91/30 for $180. The M44 price was right and from what I gathered from the salesman, the M44 is just a short 91/30. Right now I'm looking for any information on this weapon, manuals would be extremely nice too as it's still got plenty of Cosmoline in and on it and I need to get it cleaned up before my next trip to the range :D

Pictures will follow of course :)

Casp_A
October 7, 2004, 01:55 PM
Don't know where you're coming from, but Big 5 has had M44's around here for quite a while, as well as M38's. The M38 is a shortened 91/30, the M44 is the same as the M38 except with a side-folding bayonet, IIRC.

Here is the manual (http://world.guns.ru/downloads/mosin.zip), courtisy of World.Guns.Ru (http://world.guns.ru/main-e.htm).

bullfrog99
October 7, 2004, 10:22 PM
Congrats on your Nagant Fallen, I hope you love them as much as I do. The M-44 is kind of a shortened 91/30, except that it has a rear sight and base of a different design and a pinned bayonet lug/ front sight sleeve, rather then a milled front sight base with a dovetailed sight. Functionally they are the same. Make sure when you load it that you place the cartridge rims always in front of the cartridge you loaded previously. That will make sure you don't have any feeding problems. The cartridge-interrupt system inherent to the Nagant magazine design is supposed to eliminate that problem but it doesn't always hold true. The M-44 was a fair price, but you would have to ask them to throw in a tub of Vaseline with the 180 dollar 91/30 :rolleyes:

FallenPhoenix
October 7, 2004, 11:05 PM
Thanks for the manual Casp, I couldn't wait and have already figured out how to strip it to the bare stock and disassemble the bolt. It's a very interesting design, even more for me as this it my first bolt action, in fact my first personal gun as the glock is officially my dad's since I'm 18.

The salesman seemed to know his stuff and mentioned that the 91/30 was a decommissioned sniper, could they be pricing it at a premium because they know it's rarer?

Steve in PA
October 8, 2004, 12:13 AM
7.62x54r.net (http://www.7.62x54r.net) and

Mosin-Nagant.net (http://www.mosinnagant.net) or

Russian Mosin Nagant Page & Forums (http://www.russian-mosin-nagant.com) and the last

Collecting and Shooting the Mosin-Nagany 7.62 Carbines (http://www.surplusrifle.com/mosincarbine/index.asp)

bullfrog99
October 8, 2004, 11:50 AM
That makes some more sense, but a decomissioned sniper shouldn't run a penny more then 99 dollars, unless it is is pristine shape.

mgdavis
October 9, 2004, 10:52 AM
Big 5 cycles through sales on the Mosin Nagants. Your 91/30 should be $80 in a couple of weeks. My friend also just bought a M44, it's a kick to shoot. Have fun with it.

Mr. H
October 18, 2004, 11:36 PM
Is there any major difference in owning a sks vs. m44. I currently own a sks Yugo 59/66 I'm considering purchasing a M44 any reason why I should not own both. I know they fire different caliber but are there any major differencec?

FallenPhoenix
October 18, 2004, 11:43 PM
finally got around to snapping some pictures and hosting them

http://home.grandecom.net/~les/pics/M44_540.jpg
http://home.grandecom.net/~les/pics/M44_541.jpg

BurnoutNova
October 19, 2004, 12:25 AM
Is there any major difference in owning a sks vs. m44. I currently own a sks Yugo 59/66 I'm considering purchasing a M44 any reason why I should not own both. I know they fire different caliber but are there any major differencec?


the sks is a semi-auto, and the m-44 is a bolt action

i had my m-44 first, and after "upgrading" so to speak... to the sks it was alot of fun, to pop off 10 rounds without reloading.

dont get me wrong, the m-44 is an awesome gun... but if your looking for "the next level gun" the m-44 wont be an improvement over your sks

i'd look into an AK before an m-44, unless you want a bolt action