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Slater
February 28, 2002, 20:33
The Type 53 is the Chinese variant of the Russian Mosin-Nagant M-44 carbine. I've seen Russian, Hungarian, Polish, and Romanian M-44's for sale, but never a Type 53. Are these scarce for some reason?

skfullgun
February 28, 2002, 21:02
Scarce? They are at the moment. I've heard there are tons of them waiting to be imported. Don't know if that's the truth or not. They are also very pricey compared to the others, usually at least double the cost. And, I've never seen one that was in very good shape either. Maybe I've just been looking in the wrong place...

Tony.
February 28, 2002, 21:08
From what I understand, they are not C&R eligible either.

Sumoj275
February 28, 2002, 23:39
About five six years ago they were all over the place here in Oklahoma. You could get them from above average to put togeather from a box. A guy I helped work shows for had them for a long time, especially for parts. I never got one because I had a nice Russian one, and that was before the Russian flooded the market.

Oh, to go back and pick up some of those great deals.