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    Default 52 Polish m44 unissued?

    Please give me your thoughts and opinions on this. No import marks that I could find.
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    more pics
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    Super Nice!
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    That's a great example of the quality the Poles put into their 44's! Very nice piece!
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    Most of those were imported by CDI. Their import mark is very fine and easy to miss. You will usually find it on the left side of the receiver above the wood line. It sometimes takes a bright light and magnifying glass to find it. On examples with a lot of cosmoline still on them, a cosmoline smear can easily cover it.

    Very nice gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubrock View Post
    Most of those were imported by CDI. Their import mark is very fine and easy to miss. You will usually find it on the left side of the receiver above the wood line. It sometimes takes a bright light and magnifying glass to find it. On examples with a lot of cosmoline still on them, a cosmoline smear can easily cover it.
    Or on the muzzle, just below the front sight base.

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    There were also a number that "swam the St.Lawrence", and have no import markings. They were "technically", brought here illegally.

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    Very nice! I appreciate the detail pics. I'm waiting for a '52 to arrive from an auction house, different letter block.

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    Thank you for the responses, I've checked those two areas and all over and honestly cannot find any trace of an important mark. Gently disassembled it and it is very well made! Looking forward to seeing your auction house one! "Swam the Lawrence"- this is what makes collecting so fun, thanks! When did Poland start exporting them?

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    I have 2 left both are exactly the same unissued, a 1953 and a 1955. I used to have a dozen or so just of the Polish and Hungarian plus a few Romanians. I sold most of them 5 or 6 or even 8 years ago for what I thought was a great price then, 200 to 250 ea. I had a nice collection of nearly every one of the 91/59s, 44s, T-53s, Finns and such. I still have some of the nicest and will have to start letting them go as I hit that big "70" brick in the road today. Don't want to see them dumped after I'm gone. Maybe I still have a few years left. I drew an Elk Tag in CO and one in my home of NM, Plus a deer tag. Wife also drew an Elk in NM on my Application. Hope to have the freezer full for life. I just got an early BD present last month of a like new 2005 Vette, 6 Spd. with only 25,200 miles on it. So I guess I'm still shifting OK.

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    Extra nice example there!

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    Thank you.

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    Anybody......Are there any collectibility differences between the different years that these were produced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alund View Post
    Anybody......Are there any collectibility differences between the different years that these were produced?
    Here., there are some changes in the list overall., but the Polish M44 should be generally correct.

    http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinRarity.htm

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    That looks NIB to me.
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    My 1952 Polish M44 was about in the same condition when I bought it from another C&R cat on the east coast for about $100 (long time ago). It looked like it had been carried but not shot. Not any more. I've shot mine quite a bit, handloads only, mostly with cast bullets. Its easily my favorite Mosin rifle, it carries and handles like a dream. With my 210 grain cast bullets, it would make a perfect deer killer for the thick woods hereabouts. - CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasw View Post
    My 1952 Polish M44 was about in the same condition when I bought it from another C&R cat on the east coast for about $100 (long time ago). It looked like it had been carried but not shot. Not any more. I've shot mine quite a bit, handloads only, mostly with cast bullets. Its easily my favorite Mosin rifle, it carries and handles like a dream. With my 210 grain cast bullets, it would make a perfect deer killer for the thick woods hereabouts. - CW
    I can hear the anti-hunters now: "OMFG, he's going to bayonet BAMBI!"

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    Happy BD wsmrto, I bet an m44 fits in the trunk. And a spam can? Talk about looking cool at the range... Great link AKBLUE, I had not seen that in my research.

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    That is probably the nicest Polish Moisin carbine I have seen. Sad to say only have seen a few but I think yours takes the cake. Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubrock View Post
    Most of those were imported by CDI. Their import mark is very fine and easy to miss. You will usually find it on the left side of the receiver above the wood line. It sometimes takes a bright light and magnifying glass to find it. On examples with a lot of cosmoline still on them, a cosmoline smear can easily cover it.

    Very nice gun.

    this is correct. i had a 52' that you needed bright light and mag to see the import stamp where cubrock said it is, that's where mine was stamped. this is a very nice one as mine was. it didn't have the normal stamps on the side of butt stock but just the little diamond like your's. mine also had no stamp on the butt plate but this is the way some came for some reason. mine had the in the white rear sight like yours too. the bayonet screw on mine was so tight i didn't push it trying to get it off just left it didn't want to mess up screw. the Polish M44's are so cool with their workmanship.

    mine didn't have a mark on the stock so when i sold it i put 2"black foam padding in the top and bottom of the box, wrapped carbine in thin foam and put 3 wraps of white 1" foam on top, middle and bottom of carbine. used thin foam to wrap bolt and taped it to carbine, duck taped both ends of box. ship all my rifles this way and gold i did on this as when buyer got it he said one end of box took a beating but carbine was in perfect shape and after seeing how i packaged mine he was going to start shipping his the same way.

    i just like for buyer to get rifles in the same shape as they were when i had them because i have had some crazy packing shipped to me when buying from others. i worry about mine until buyer gets them and says they are ok.

    really like yours.
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    Congradulations Dude....you kick A__ __ !!!

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    Thanks for all the comments and info! Boy those import marks are hard to see. A lot better than the billboards they put on now. The bore is sharp and shiny. Pics just didn't turn out well.

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    I have a cousin to your rifle (Polish M44, dated 1952) - ASO4437. Oddly enough - the import mark was lightly stamped on the front sight left side even with the barrel. Mine was not near as nice and I sporterized it - fun to shoot. The recoil is brutal - and the muzzle blast something to behold !

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred37ify View Post
    Mine was not near as nice and I sporterized it

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    Originally posted by fred37ify
    Mine was not near as nice and I sporterized it
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    Hello from England, I bought a Polish 1955 almost exactly like this, around 1995, they were lots for sale here at £99.00, all looked brand new, got mine approved for deer stalking here, shoots fantastic with .311 flat based 174grn 303 bullets with 43 grns Vit 140, also, seems to make little difference to groups with bayonet out or folded, despite some of the campfire experts over here spouting on about it. ( I usually always shoot it with bayonet folded, but take care not to let my fingers touch it) enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konstanty View Post
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    What he said...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMH View Post
    Thank you for the responses, I've checked those two areas and all over and honestly cannot find any trace of an important mark. Gently disassembled it and it is very well made! Looking forward to seeing your auction house one! "Swam the Lawrence"- this is what makes collecting so fun, thanks! When did Poland start exporting them?
    I first noticed these 'unissued' Polish carbines being advertised down here,around 85-86 so the Poles were disposing of them at least as early as that.

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    Very nice M44, I'll have to go look at mine again!

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