I took my m44 carbine apart so I could check the serial numbers yesterday. They all match! I also checked the stock for the refurbish mark ... NOTHING! It wasn't refurbished. I am a very lucky man! It's a 1945 laminate izkavex (I'm pretty sure I spelled that wrong!). PS: is the 7.62x54r a large enough caliber to put a feral hog on the ground?