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1943 Izhevsk M91/30 in a two-piece wartime Finn stock. The both front and rear SSE's are screw-in, the front set is blued, the rear set is in the white. milled barrel band springs, double-stacked front sight. Unmarked magplate, mismatched buttplate, matching (original?) bolt, the serial # is in the standard Russian location, not on the bolt knob. Finn cleaning rod too. IIRC, I got it for $90 OTD at a local pawn shop a couple years ago.
 

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Had no idea there were that many SA marked M44's among the members here -- wow maybe someday I'll have one yet!

1943 Finned 91/30 is my latest. Missed a 1944 dated one by "that much" one time a couple years ago, have never seen another available.
 

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You also have my envy.........
And mine!

Wow, LOTS of SA marked M44s floating around here in the States. I'm very impressed with that fact alone, and judging only by the numbers declared here. So much for the theory that M44s were REMF rifles...Thanks for taking the time to answer roll call guys, lots of very desirable and interesting boom sticks out there.

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My lastest Finn captured 91/30 is a 1941 Izhevsk. One piece stock, brass caps,Remington bolt and trigger.
 

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Hey Poot! Yep, there are a few SA M44s 43/44 is US collections however I would not call them "alot". I would have to look at my notes but I think Tuco or Vic stated a few years ago after a trip to Finland that there were only a couple hundred M44s captured. The Finns bundled the M38s and M44 into the same number as "carbines" and I think that number was only a couple of thousand. The M38 is a uncommon find as well.

I came into the 1943 SVT40 by absolute dumb luck. I have alway wondered how many of the late date 43-44 SVTs (Finn captured of course) were in collections today? Seems like Cruffler has one and I belive Vic has the entire line up-to 1944 (SA). Others?
 

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Hey Poot! Yep, there are a few SA M44s 43/44 is US collections however I would not call them "alot". I would have to look at my notes but I think Tuco or Vic stated a few years ago after a trip to Finland that there were only a couple hundred M44s captured. The Finns bundled the M38s and M44 into the same number as "carbines" and I think that number was only a couple of thousand. The M38 is a uncommon find as well.

I came into the 1943 SVT40 by absolute dumb luck. I have alway wondered how many of the late date 43-44 SVTs (Finn captured of course) were in collections today? Seems like Cruffler has one and I belive Vic has the entire line up-to 1944 (SA). Others?
All of my SA marked SVT's are '40 and '41. I have yet to run into one later. Your '43 was a great find.
 

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Hey Poot! Yep, there are a few SA M44s 43/44 is US collections however I would not call them "alot". I would have to look at my notes but I think Tuco or Vic stated a few years ago after a trip to Finland that there were only a couple hundred M44s captured. The Finns bundled the M38s and M44 into the same number as "carbines" and I think that number was only a couple of thousand. The M38 is a uncommon find as well.

I came into the 1943 SVT40 by absolute dumb luck. I have alway wondered how many of the late date 43-44 SVTs (Finn captured of course) were in collections today? Seems like Cruffler has one and I belive Vic has the entire line up-to 1944 (SA). Others?
Yeah, I agree it's not alot, but just alot more than I thought would be reported here on the forum. Either way, I'm impressed! One of these days I'll come across an SA marked M38 or M44...

Those SVTs sound great. As far as 'dumb luck', goes, hey, story of my life! Thanks again-

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FANTASTIC. Thanks for sharing!

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"Do you mean (post-war) Russian refurb marks?

Poot"

No, I mean the "X" type Russian capture mark. This is exactly the same as you see on other Russian capture guns such as the P-38s that were imported a couple of years ago.
 

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My sole example is a 1939 dated Tula 91/30.The Finns made a 2 piece stock for it from a pair of M91 stocks.It's SA and 41 marked.The stock has the remains of an Imperial Russian roundel and a Deutsches Reich stamp on the butt.
 

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"Do you mean (post-war) Russian refurb marks?

Poot"

No, I mean the "X" type Russian capture mark. This is exactly the same as you see on other Russian capture guns such as the P-38s that were imported a couple of years ago.
Wow Ron, that's very cool. I've wanted to find a capture/recapture example like that for a long time. Before I'd heard of any I always wondered if they existed and were marked as such. It would be great to find one with the Finn (re)stock still intact on it. Sounds like a great rifle!

Poot
 
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