okay guys i am getting a free mosin from a buddy of mine that is cleaning out his gun safe. what should i look for to see if it is safe to fire? is there anything i should look for that would make it unsafe? it was made in 1955 and is an m44 carbine i know it has the triangle with the arrow in it. it has the signs of being in battle. all i need to know is what to examine to see if it is safe or not. this rifle was never in cosmoline and was heavily used. i will be putting it on sand bags and firing it with a string from a distance. but is there any tell tale signs i should look for that would clearly make it safe or unsafe? thanks for reading this and if you know anything i should be aware of just post it. ill be checking back later on today.