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Moving Musical Mosins Around Maryland

I was asked to post photos of the M44 I bought.
I bought it from Bertfish. I'm not sure if this was part of the Yellowsled collection or not. Someone used it for hunting (not Bertfish) so I have to clean some tape adhesive from the stock.

It's a '48 Izhevsk which seems to be dirt common and not so much a collectible but I like the carbine length, the wood and the markings. I wanted a shooter more than a collectible.

I'm going to buy an accurizing kit from this place: https://www.milsurpaccuracyinc.com/shop

I'm going to embark on the journey of tuning this thing to make it as accurate as possible while making as few aesthetic changes as possible. I would be interested in getting some help from a local "Mosin Whisperer."

I put 10 rounds through it yesterday (non-corrosive). My observations:
The trigger pull is a mile long. I exhale and sqeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze for what seems like an eternity!

I shot at 25 yards using a target that simulated something longer distance (but I forget how far). It shoots quite high and to the left. I was able to walk it down and over and achieve a decent grouping.

The muzzle flash is um...not subtle. I like that. Not very discreet for sniping though, lol.
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Old February 14th, 2021, 05:45 PM #2
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Oh- I'd like a surplus ammo tuna can as a conversation piece to go with the rifle (unopened). If anyone can hook me up with that, I'd be grateful.
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while not uncommon they did make a lot less in 48 than they did in 44

https://www.m9130.info/manufacturers...duction-number
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I've forgotten what the difference was but when accurizing my M44 it was different than the 91/30. Something to do with relieving the interior wood and corking front and back maybe.
I think the shim is fine and I did do some things different I recall like putting a vertical shim on the front lug on my 44.
The 38 I purchased recently here from an MDS member did not need much to it and I think I just shimmed the front lug and one piece of cork up front.

My PU sniper, Someone gifted me a finn trigger for it, but some people sell a spring and a washer to help with the 2 stage, trigger pull and creep.
There is an old story of a Russian working as QC at the US Remington factory that made Mosins where the guy would put in a live round then bang the butt of the gun on a wood floor to make sure it would not go off.

It looks good except for the tape you mention. Just make sure if you try to take it off, you don't use something that will soften the shellac .

I have a muzzle gauge but you can insert a Surplus round or what ever you have into the muzzle and take a pic.
How deep it goes will show muzzle wear. People say that throat erosion is more important but to some extent, muzzle wear tends to be proportional to that from what I've found with Mosins.


Ebay has sellers with front sight drifting tools. Make sure you get the M44, its different than the 91/30. I have enough mosins that it paid off for me to get one of each. One trick I do is shrink wrap the front sight pin and then clip it off to get the right vertical point of impact.

What were the groups like at 25 yards?
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Was not a Yellowsled original

Bought it from another member here a while back. Was missing the bayonet. Needed the money to buy my new jointer so now it lives with you!
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I have seen eBay sellers selling Finnish triggers and sears. Now it appears that someone is selling US made aluminum triggers built to the Finn design and sells them on eBay for $50.

I’ve seen some Russian accurizing directions for the mosin. I’ll see if I can find a copy.
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http://www.guns.kz/materials/SportSh...pdf/Sport0.pdf

Mosin stuff starts around page 20
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That accurizing kit will come with all the instructions you should need. I’ve used it successfully on a PU and a 91/30, and some of my Finnish used M91s have the shims but no barrel wrap and shoot great, each one is an individual. Some M44s shoot better with the bayonet out vs in so don’t forget to try that
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That accurizing kit will come with all the instructions you should need. Ive used it successfully on a PU and a 91/30, and some of my Finnish used M91s have the shims but no barrel wrap and shoot great, each one is an individual. Some M44s shoot better with the bayonet out vs in so dont forget to try that
I was wondering if the bayonet had to be extended or not.
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I've read that it helps and I've read that its meaningless. Suppose the only way to know is to try. It's been a long time since I shot mine
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