Here is the objective:
Both of my common Russian MN 44s shoot very large "groups" (6-8") at only 50 yards
, and have HB Bulg. ammo.
I only shoot at solid objects from less than 100 feet, but a marksman friend could not find holes for two of the rounds at this distance on the large peel-off black plastic 'target', with the bayonet extended, on sandbags.
If you wanted to buy a 44 with a very nice bore (my bores are somewhat shiny but not at all bright), what would you pay in a very small southern town gun show if you saw a really good Russian 44, nice Polish or even a Finn? How about for such in a 91/30, if possible?
The goal is to find decent external looks but primarily a bright, much more accurate bore.
My poor judgement and very late start with guns allowed nice external metal and laminated wood to attract me.
Now have regrets.