In the early 1990’s a small lot of Russian M44 carbines Caliber 7.62x54R were imported from Russian. These imported carbines were covered in cosmoline, wrapped in oil paper which was tied with string. The carbines apparently did not go through an arsenal rework like the vast majority of Russian M44’s post WWII. This 1946 dated Izhmash M44 was purchased from this importation by a collector in the early 1990’s. Rifle was unwrapped for inspection then put away and never fired. There is still cosmoline present in the action, bolt, magazine etc. Rifle has all stamped matching serial numbers: bolt, magazine, barrel and butt plate. No serial number cross outs. Crest of Russian is stamped on the barrel. Bore is in excellent condition: bright with sharp lands, no counter bore. It appears this rifle is all original since there are no Soviet reworks symbols to be found. Rifle comes with original importer hang tags. Import stamped. This is the opportunity to own an early Russian import not the reworked dark bored/counter bored M44’s that are on the market today. Rifle would be a good collectable or shooter. Credit cards taken only via PayPal 3.2%. Many additional photos on request.