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Brandon Breaks Out His New Toy: The Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine

While looking for a rifle to buy last year, I came across a couple of Mosin Nagant M1891’s and (if you can believe it) the pawn shop wanted $600.00 for them (that’s 600 apiece), that’s just nuts!

These rifles aren’t the kind of gun you spend that kind of money on, even in the early 2000’s, you could buy one for a 100 bucks (and that’s with tax included), but with a civil war looming, gun costs have gone through the roof!

While the Mosin Nagant is only a hundred dollar rifle, they are a really good rifle to own and they are virtually indestructible, the 7.62x54R cartridge is one of the best on the planet, couple that with this rifle and you could really ‘reach out and touch someone’ (if you know what I mean).

The carbine model Brandon is using in the video below, is slightly more of a collector item and would be more in demand, I noticed he didn’t tell us what it cost him and that’s cool.

According to to an article in The Hunting Gear Guy that was originally published back in March of 2021:

The Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine is a Russian/Soviet carbine-length, bolt action rifle in 7.62x54R. It’s a shorter, carbine version to the longer Mosin M1891s and 91/30s.

While the M38 was made from 1938-45, the M44 was a late WWII modification that was only produced in Russia from 1944-48.

Other communist countries and Satellite soviet states also produced variants of the M44. The main difference with the M44 is that it uses a sturdy side-folding bayonet instead of the detachable style that most Mosins come with.

While they used to be around $500 10 years ago, they seem to be closer to $900 now (2021). Since regular 91/30’s are around $300-400, the M44’s are quite a bit pricier.

While I probably wouldn’t run right out and buy one of these rifles, if you are into that sort of thing, it would make a nice addition to a gun collection.

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