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George

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M44 prices
« on: November 30, 2011, 05:20:33 PM »

Gone are the days when you could walk into a gun show and $50 later walk out with an M44.  The going price on-line is hovering around $200 in November of 2011.  Check out the data here: M44 Prices.

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Re: M44 prices
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 02:26:04 AM »

M1938 carbines are even harder to find. Even fewer with laminated M38 stocks. I think I found my most recent laminated M38 around 7-8 years ago. Hindsight...[sigh]. I am please to report I found this M1944 a long time ago, it was well under $100 when I bought it. It's likely refinished but doesn't appear to have ever been fired.

I prefer shooting the M38 since it feels better balanced without the side-folding bayonet mechanism.

The real reason for this post is seeing how the picture embedding works, and how it looks when done.


(Top) 1945 dated M1911 carbine (bottom) M1938 carbine. Both laminated.

Remember when these were under $50?

Finn model M39
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Re: M44 prices
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 07:28:24 PM »

I got into the game late, been looking for #12 :)
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Re: M44 prices
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 05:44:21 AM »

Don't wait too long.  I bought my first for $50 years ago, and it was a Yugo refurb, 1.TRZ marked, etc. Now some of the available stock look like they were dragged behind trucks, and the asking price is near $200.

The real gems, hex receiver DRR triangle-1 marked, are getting harder to find.

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Re: M44 prices
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 08:09:21 AM »

All of mine are shooters and nothing special, T53, M44,91/59, M38. They just feel right. Half the fun is finding them for the right price.
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