I'd agree that it looks like an m44, with that date I'd guess either Polish or Hungarian. Does it have any other markings?? Like maybe an "11" inside an oval on the receiver, or a "02"???? I know my Mosin's pretty well, if you can get a few good pics of the receiver and barrel markings i can give you more information.
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