The Russian M44 is by far a nicer gun! Mine is absolutely gorgeous but that's probably because I bought it six or seven years ago.
I still want a Chines 53 because I love Chinese guns. I want a 56 SKS first though because they are more collectible.
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Kalashnikov Klub #4519
OD G19 - LOTS of AKs - Only ONE AR....but it's a Colt!
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