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was gonna say YugoReminds me of the guns that came in around 2002 from Yugoslavia. Not all of them got rebuilt, just some. I'll say this and risk the handgrenades that are sure to follow, but it looks to be all original matching. Nice find. I have one just like it from 1947.
Well, I guess that answers my question. I did have an initial thought that it might have come out of Yugoslavia, but dismissed the thought since it looks nothing like a 1.TRZ processed gun (plus I wasn't aware that there'd been other batches of M44s out of Yugoslavia).Reminds me of the guns that came in around 2002 from Yugoslavia. Not all of them got rebuilt, just some. I'll say this and risk the handgrenades that are sure to follow, but it looks to be all original matching. Nice find. I have one just like it from 1947.
Load up on guns and bring your friends, It's fun to lose and to pretend. . . Keeping the WA theme going I guess with your rifles, and Nirvana's name xD
I'm glad you posted on this thread, helped me figure this one out after I missed what should have been obvious.I always worry about overposting on other people's posts, but I'll take this risk here, since most collectors don't remember these "old days" anymore . . .
That's how it came. The dog collar on the back seems backward to me, but that's how it was on when I got the rifle, so I put it back that way when I reinstalled it.That's really neat! In the absence of the 1.TRZ stock rework stamp, I was going to dismiss the Yugoslav connection, but the sling is compelling if it came like that. I really like the oil finish on that one, and the pattern of wear.
Mine is in a wartime (no liner rear/half liner front) Izhevsk stock with no visible rework other than sanding and oil finish. Serials neatly scrubbed and restamped w/prefixes. Very nicely finished, and like this one, superb trigger. I paid the exact same amount for each, and I'm honestly not sure which I like better.Bingo.
Quite a nice example you have there, too.
It makes me wonder if some in Yugoslav possession simply received a coat or two of oil, and nothing else. We lack any documentation on 1.TRZ, but based on the evidence of the rifles and carbines, it appears likely that it indicated some kind of stock repair or rebuild.