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Ratfood
April 25, 2007, 01:43 AM
Hi I see two mosin nagents on AIM one is a M44 for $70 and one is a 1938 for $90. They both look the same from the picture. Is any one prone to being a better shooter than the other? I am just looking for a rifle to take out to the farm and shoot targets/cans/whatever for fun. Thanks for any advice.

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collateral
April 25, 2007, 01:45 AM
Their "condition" might be listed. Check that out. I would suggest the one for 90, its probably in slightly better condition, and with only being 20 dollars more expensive, its not that big of a price difference. Just my opinion though.

Hoppy590
April 25, 2007, 01:48 AM
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Hi I see two mosin nagents on AIM one is a M44 for $70 and one is a 1938 for $90. They both look the same from the picture. Is any one prone to being a better shooter than the other? I am just looking for a rifle to take out to the farm and shoot targets/cans/whatever for fun. Thanks for any advice.
a M38 is a carbine that does not accept a bayonet
a M44 is a carbine with a folding bayonet.

both will be fun shooters. many of the m38's out there are refurbs while there are still plenty of untouched m44's. refurb is not a bad thing if your just interested in a range rifle. id suggest the M38 simply because they're are plenty of M44's out there to be had. M38's are getting tougher and tougher to find

Ratfood
April 25, 2007, 01:48 AM
They both say "Refinished to Excellent Condition." I don't care about the price because they both pretty cheap. I guess they are pretty much the same rifle then?

Ratfood
April 25, 2007, 01:49 AM
OK folks thanks for the info, ill go with the 38 then!

Arkie
April 25, 2007, 01:53 AM
unless you Really want the bayonet you can get the M44.

Or just do what I did.

I got both!!! LOL.

CajunBass
April 25, 2007, 02:26 AM
Or just do what I did.

I got both!!! LOL.

Now that sounds like a plan.

I'll tell you. These Mil-Surps do tend to add up, don't they?

collateral
April 25, 2007, 02:52 AM
cheers to that.

tomorrow im picking up a yugo k98 (i dont recall the model name) for 150

foghornl
April 25, 2007, 12:31 PM
I have the M-44 model. Fun part is shooting with the bayo extended. One of the first times I took it out, kid from next lane came over (I say "kid", probably around 14-15)

"Hey, Mister...Why does your gun have that screwdriver on the end?"

"Not really a screwdriver", I said, while quickly jabbing one of the gallon water jugs several times...

Another time, guy in the next lane was shooting a .300WinMag. He left after I popped a few, mumbling something about MY gun being "Too *&*& LOUD!"

sharkhunter2018
April 25, 2007, 02:08 PM
Get one, and you better watch out. They multiply! :D

flynlr
April 26, 2007, 04:41 AM
the M44 is my first Purchase using MY C&R FFL it should be here next monday from AIM. I cant wait. :D

Gustav
April 26, 2007, 05:58 AM
Either one makes a great farm or ranch rifle.
IMHO the balance is better on the 1938 and it weighs noticably less on the front end.
Less 1938s were made than 1944s as other countries bought or were given the tooling for the 1944s they were made long after WW II ended you can find the 1944s allot easier and usually cheaper sometimes in unissued condition or slightly used.
Most 1938s have been rebuilt at some point so many may not be as accurate.
On either one check the bore carefully and the crown or muzzle.
A few web sites to check out are www.Gunboards.com www.mosinnagant.net and www.7.62x54r.net www.surplusrifles.com
They do kick more than a 91/30 and are a bit more illuminating to fire at night
Its a good solid design with affordable ammunition easy to find parts for and easy to repair.:D
As a collector piece once supplies dry up they will only go up in value.:)
Best of luck

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