Help with WWII Rifle..Enfield?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by corvette65, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. corvette65

    corvette65 New Member

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    Hello....can somebody tell me what Type of Rifle this is....thanks in advance
     

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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Not Enfield, but a version of the Mosin-Nagant.
     
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  3. hairbear1

    hairbear1 Active Member

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    Looks like it's a Moisin Nagant M44.
     
  4. JWagner

    JWagner New Member

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    The 1948 date rules out WW2. If the bayonet is mounted on a hinge, it would be an M44. If the bayonet slips over the barrel, it would be a 91/30. I am not sure when the last 91/30s were made in Russia, but the gun was made well after WW2 in other countries.
     
  5. jpattersonnh

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    Sooo close! The later would not be a 91/30, but an M38 or M56. That is an Izhevsk M44. Since no M38's were made there, it was pretty simple.
     
  6. c3shooter

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    The 1948 M44 is a very low number produced rifle. Do some research on it. It's worth a more than the run of the mill M44.
     
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    Good news. It uses 7.62 54r ammo. You won't find It at Walmart but most gun stores will carry it for 14 to 18 a box new
     
  10. JWagner

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    Ammo? Buy the 440 round tin can for about $100.