Be very choosy with M44s and T53s. Most were manufactured postwar,
if you're going to get a crappy one, only pay what it's worth, like
75$ or so.
There are a lot of really nice ones, some in new to mint
condition. So if you're going to pay top dollar-250$ & up,
be sure to insist on a clean rifle, complete with all the
metal oil/solvent bottle
belted ammo pouches.