I've heard stories of people being stabbed in the hand upon recoil when firing the M44 with the bayonet folded. Have you heard anything to that effect? I pretty much discount EVERY story like that as myth until I either see it happen, or see overwhelming evidence of it.
"my friend's cousin's uncle's brother's buddy" does NOT count in my book as even UNDERwhelming evidence.
Now, I have seen a young man shoot an arrow through his hand when using an overdraw on a bow.(just an example of what I thought was a myth until I saw it happen)
If your worried about it just get a model 39 or take bayonet off the gun