M44 Carbine

The M44 Carbine was the final Russian versian of the Mosin Nagant carbine.

M44 Carbine

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine.

The M44 was a carbine version of the Mosin Nagant M91/30 produced after 1943.  It primary distinguishing feature is a permanently attached side folding spike bayonet.

As with the M1891/38 carbine loss of over 8” in barrel length and 2 lbs of weight results in punishing recoil compared to the full length rifle and the folding bayonet unbalances the rifle making it even worse.

This basic design was produced by several Soviet client states after the end of World War Two.  Unissued examples of these post war rifles can often be found for less than $300.

Caliber - 7.62x54R (Rimmed 7.62x54mm).

Receiver - Milled with the Cyrillic Markings and a stamp for the Tula (star with arrow) or Izhesvk (triangle with arrow).

Bolt - Chromed with a straight handle.

Barrel - 20.34”.  

Stocks - Wood (Often Laminated).

Magazines - 5 rd integral box.

Bayonet - Integral Spike.

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