I bought my M-44 dated 1945 . Was never fired before i got it . All i did was clean it once and shot it . It works flawless every shot . Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you dont .
The good thing about those old russian rifles is you can do some work to them and make them work great if you need to . Plus they are so cheap . Cant beat the price .
Those who fight monsters must be careful not to become a monster , And when you look into an abyss the abyss also looks into you .