Hungry for an M44

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by primer1, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    New to me a Hungarian M44, 1953 manufacture date. This old girl has matching numbers on the receiver, barrel, magazine floor plate, and butt. Bolt is electopenciled with same number. Bayonet is in fine shape too. CAI import stamp is on the bottom of the barrel only, much better than all over the receiver. 02 inspection stamp is in many places.

    Rifling is strong at the muzzle, no counter boring on this one. Bluing is nice, the fine grain wood is in pretty good shape with a few knicks and scratches as it was surely issued and used a bit.

    For some reason the cleaning rod is missing, but a little internet research proves this to be common with the Hungarian M44s. If I find myself in a survival situation I may regret the ability to not poke mud out the end of the barrel.

    I've never made goulash, maybe I'll try it sometime soon to celebrate the purchase.

    I grabbed it for $375, which I thought was fair as the more beat up Russians are going for near that in the shops and gun shows. Now the old farts can reminisce about the $50 days.
     
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  2. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Got a really nice one. got 2 cases of Russian NMilsurtp ammo!

    Bring on the Krauts!!!:D:p:D
     
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  4. Ibmikey

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    Now for the real test to see if you are a man or wimp. Since becoming older than dirt the wimp moniker applies more and more. I no longer shoot my M 44 due to the punishment received in the recoil department.

    The 44 is a well made carbine of the post war era, manufactured when everyone else was moving toward semi or selective fire weapons mine is a 1953 version.
     
  5. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I wimp out and slip on a recoil pad while shooting.
     
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  6. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the recoil is any worse than shooting sabot slugs out of a shotgun.
    If you are not used to it even the recoil from an AR in .223 will be more than you want.
    Give it time you will get used to it & you will enjoy blasting that old war horse.
     
  7. W.T. Sherman

    W.T. Sherman Well-Known Member

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    that and 147gr 7.62x54r tames it where it isn't so brutal

    I also have a 1953 M44, but it's Soviet. bought it back in 95, brand spankin' new, paid something like 50 or 60 buck :D
     
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  8. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    I put a recoil pad on my 91/30. It helps and gave it a longer stock. But still is rough after 10 rounds of factory ammo. Mine is most accurate with the Tula ammo. But to enjoy shooting it longer, I load rounds with 13 grains of red dot.
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  9. TelstaR

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    yep, I have a blonde m44 ( not a mark on it), bought it for $75 at a local gun shop back in the day. They had crates of them.
     
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  10. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Y'all really think a Mosin kicks hard? I bought a 91/30 hex receiver and three tins of Czech Silvertips 174 gr. back in the good ole days and it's a *****cat compared to my 7.92X57 German Mausers.
     
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  11. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I did grab a couple slightly used Soviet m44s back when they were cheap. They ended up being birthday presents for my brothers. One ended up with a scope, sawn off and screwed on bolt for scope clearance, etc.
     
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  12. schnuffleupagus

    schnuffleupagus Well-Known Member

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    I prefer this M44

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