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Recently aquired this oddball. M44 made from a 1894 Chatelleraut M91. Barrel,floorplate,buttplate and stock match. Looks like a Czech 91/38 but no Czech proofs. Any thoughts? Try to do some pics
 

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I'll take it!!!!

Actually, looking at the stock on that, with the number, you may be looking at a M91/38 with the bayo still intact. If the bayo were missing, that's what we'd be calling it.

"The M91/38 front sight base is made from a later wide M44 type with the bayonet lug removed. The original pin at the bayonet lug can be seen as an hourglass shape to the left of the first picture. A few M91/38s with bayonet lugs and bayonets still intact have been reported and it is likely that the original intent was for the M91/38 to have an M44 style folding bayonet. The post and globe assembly is the same as the later wide M44 type." _
http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinM9138.htm

Seriously, I'll take it!
 

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There is a lot going on with this gun that has me baffled. I have never seen the serial stamped on a Mosin stock before. I thought the Soviets reserved that trick for captured Mausers. Now we have all seen M44s that used old receivers, but I have never seen one that used the old barrel. Still, this is a Mosin so never-say-never. I reckon it is a really neat find, and if bubba did it, he did a nice job.
 

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the repairs in that stock look pretty cool, maybe some of the mosin experts will chime, somebody has to know what it is
 

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Ummmm......yeah! That really looks like its the real deal Holyfield. Appears to be a "Czech" 91/38 with bayonet intact, or 91/44. Super find and a real oddball for sure.
 

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There is a lot going on with this gun that has me baffled. I have never seen the serial stamped on a Mosin before. I thought the Soviets reserved that trick for captured Mausers. Now we have all seen M44s that used old receivers, but I have never seen one that used the old barrel. Still, this is a Mosin so never-say-never. I reckon it is a really neat find, and if bubba did it, he did a nice job.
I have a '44 Tula M-44 with a stock number like that. Have pics somewhere. Think I also have a 91/38 with the horizontal serial on the butt.
 

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I'd assume the same thing since the eagle is intact. Interesting piece!
 

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Well, I have seen the Easter Bunny.

Excellent find!!!
 

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Definitely a neat piece, thanks for sharing.

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Wow! That is astounding! I've never even imagined such a 91/38 or 91/44 or... whatever.

I do have a two-digit serial number stamped into the wartime stock of a Soviet Tula M44. Any indications there of Czech provenance? Cool stock repair!
 

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I have no idea WHAT that qualifies as. It's somewhere between 91/38, 91/59, and 91/44, but yet it's none of the above... I think? You may have just stumbled upon a previously unknown (to us) variation of the Mosin.

Plus it's got the best wrist repair I've ever seen! I'd buy it just for that!
 

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I don't know why it wouldn't be a 91/44. We call the carbines made from M91's into M38 configuration - 91/38's, and this is an M91 made into M44 configuration - 91/44 makes perfect sense.
 
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