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I have a Romanian Exercitiu M44 trainer that was made from a shortened Westinghouse. All of the others I seen have been commercial sporters etc. Did this one have a bayonet or anything? Could you tell if the bolt handle was straight or bent at all? It's very hard to tell what it could be without pictures.
racer, do you have pics? I don't know as I've seen one like this before!

Asked seller for some...hope to hear from them soon!
Hope to hear soon too! Be interested to see what you have. Can't say I have seen a NEW 91/38 but in the world of Mosins, anything is possible.
 

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Very interesting. Pics are a little fuzzy. Would be interested in seeing a better macro photo of the muzzle and crown. Looks almost like it was hacked off, and then later installed a 91/30 style front sight. Crown and muzzle doesn't look rounded enough to emulate what we'd see on a 91/38 for example. Don't see any Czech marks on the top receiver flat, so I think it's safe to rule out 91/38. It also looks like US proofs on the barrel shank. In addition, the barrel shank has not been shortened, so it has not been rechambered for .30-06 anyways and most likely still retains it's original caliber chamber 7.62x54R. Rear sight is interesting. Looks like a Finn M27 style rear sight with the small notched piece of metal that is held in place by 2 screws. The stock is also interesting. Looks like an M38 stock, but maybe some measurements of the stock may help us determine exactly what it came from. As well as the rifle and barrel. Perhaps someone tried to cut it to match an M38? Have never seen any known production models, but guessing as it never left, someone tried to make it like a carbine.
 

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So...I think I am hearing, stay away for $300.00? This was a bubba project, and spend my money elsewhere.
I wouldn't give more than $100 for it. Even at that price it's quite generous. I would probably only offer $50 in hope maybe the seller agrees to $60 lol... But if it's a carbine stock, it could be worth more in parts. And the rest of the parts on the rifle if it is indeed a M27 rear sight maybe someone is looking for one. Potentially has a possibility to be parted for some money. Probably not $300 worth. Otherwise save your money for the real deal NEW M91. Maybe one with a curved logo instead!
 
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