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M38 or M44

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I'm thinking about ordering a second Mosin to complement my 91/30. Which should I get, a M38 or M44? I know the M44 has the side folding bayonet while the M38 does not, but what other difference are there? Has one seen battle while the other has not? Is one usually in better condition than the other? Just looking for any reasons why I would get one over the other.

BTW, I may eventually get both but I may not. I'm trying to set myself a Mosin limit.
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I have them both and like them very much.

I like the look of the bayo but not having a bayo does lighten it up.
I heard AIM was out of the 91/59.

It is one I still need to get.
Oldgunner said:
I purchased an M-44 and a 91-30 last month from Aim. The 91-30 is in very nice condition and is a 1942 manufactured piece, it has the usual rough milling on the receiver and such but has a great bore, overall finish is about 95% and only a few small dings in the wood, overall it?s a very fine gun. The M-44 is as new, it was made in 1946 and only has a couple of very small spots of warn bluing near the muzzle from rubbing on something over the last 58 years. I think the Nagant rifle is the last great buy in our life times, enjoy it while you can. Enjoy the recoil of the gun and be thankful you didn?t have to take one of these into battle to save your country. As I get older I realize I like the recoil now, it?s part of the fun. Didn?t like it much 45 years ago shooting Mausers, Loved the gun but not the kick.
I love the 3 Mosins I have, but I have to say the Swiss K-31 I bought a couple weeks ago is about the best bargain I have ever seen in C&R.
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