Mosin Nagant M44
I could use your help in estimating the value of a 1945 M44. I know these are frequently sold in the $100-150 range as Russian post-war refurbs and were available a couple of years ago at a number of big box retail outlets. The difference with this particular rifle is all numbers are matching and stamped, including the butt plate, no electro-penciled numbers. Refurbs typically do not match. The bore is mirror bright, muzzle showing no obvious wear. The stock shows a number of clear cartauches, and it is clean. The serial numbers appear to be silvery at the bottom, suggesting the gun has not been re-blued, but I cannot say for sure. These features are said to suggest the rifle is not a refurb, and it may be what MN fans term a non-rebuild. If so, it is unusual. Even if it was rebuilt, it is clear the rebuild was much less severe than most, and that the rifle saw little use. It does have USA import markings.
So how would one come up with a value considering its uniqueness?
Last edited by BobN54; 10-23-2009 at 09:39 PM..