I have a chance to buy a byf 44 Israeli Mauser in 7.62, bore is dark,but looks like it will clean up. Also, one the former owners cut the butt stock to fit on a modern recoil pad. due to cut stock owner is willing to let it go for $200 OTD.
glee: Keep your eye out for one of the earlier Armscorp imports. They came "straight" here w/o a South American detour and usually are in excellent condition - and priced accordingly ($250. to $400.) DDR