I got this at a show and paid too much. Came in an ATI stock that was poorly fitted. I gave it some love and a few parts and a home in my safe. I feed it as often as I can. Shoots 1 1/2" groups at 100 yards now. Might take the barrel down to 22" (at 24" now) and a good crown (I did the crown with a dremel).
the top one is an m-44 iz aresenal. things in very nice shape. very nice. the tag at the show said $139. i offered $120 cash and got it. its a 1944. the bolt doesnt match but the rest of the numbers are orig. has the stock mend where they began making some stocks from smaller blanks and added the small lower piece. you can see the joint and the wood filler where it was screwed on.
the second 2 are iz arsenal. a 42 and a 44. there orig just cleaned of cosmo. there mine but sole purpose of getting them was to pass them to my kids as thier first gun. and a little history. they are pretty decent models. the machineing is slightly rough on the recievers classic of iz during the war but not as bad as many ive handled. one had brass stock components. all matching serials.
the bottom one with the bomber girl. she is mine. a 1937 tula. a prime specimen. i re finished the stock and cleared the decals on so they wouldnt peel. the reciever and barrel are smooth as a babys hiney as most tula models are. all matching serials. big tula star on reciever with arrow.
995/40s&w/380 hi-points in my gun collection
Last edited by catfishcarl99; 01-09-2013 at 06:31 AM.
Well, right now I have a 1944/1898 Sako M39 I built up from a barrelled receiver, a 1967/1910 M30, a 1968/1897 M39, 1918 Remington M38 carbine clone, M44, 1897 Tula M91, 1895 Tula M91, 1942 M91/30, and just sold my 1944 Exsniper.