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I picked this one up from my LGS about a month ago, I never took detailed photos until this past weekend. It's got a Hungarian bolt in it, and several tiny proofs on the shank and hex receiver that I'm curious about - are these proofs Hungarian? It's obviously been Soviet rearsenaled, but could it have ended up in Hungary somehow?

I think the receiver tang is 1933 Izhevsk.

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And these are the small proofs I'm asking about - are they just more unknown Russian proofs, or could these be Hungarian?

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And the Hungarian bolt has been EP'd over pitting.

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Nice catch!

I don't know what types of wood the Hungarians used for thier M44's --I'm not really a Mosin follower-- but the beech wood used for the handguard is the same type of hardwood that the Romanians used for their SKS stocks.
 

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Nice catch!

I don't know what types of wood the Hungarians used for thier M44's --I'm not really a Mosin follower-- but the beech wood used for the handguard is the same type of hardwood that the Romanians used for their SKS stocks.
Interesting. Is the "BK" prefix on the EP'd bolt number Hungarian or Romanian?

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Nice looking carbine(y) . A little info for you

Hungarian re-arsenaled matching M44, 1946 Izhevsk.
Thanks Denny. The stock has fantastic character to it, I had to have this one as soon as I saw it. I paid a premium, but I've also never seen a wartime Izhevsk M-44 with a hex receiver. Tula carbines with older hex receivers are more common, I used to own one. I like this one better.

And it's a GREAT shooter! 😁
 
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