Well, I guess I have one of those 200. Picked it up in a local shop last year for $150. It's a '43 Izhevsk. I was thrilled just to find a M38 with an actual M38 stock. Once I realized it was laminated, well that was just icing on the cake.On the contrary, a laminated M38 stock without the M44 bayonet groove is pretty uncommon. I bet less than 200 are known among collectors in the US.
Can you show me a picture with the m44 groove. All the pix I see have the bayonet closed.