Just picked up a 1948 M44, The wood is a little worn but everything else seems to be in great shape! There's still a little cosmoline packed in some nooks and crannys but I can't wait to get out and shoot this bad boy. I decided I needed the M44 to pair up with the 880 rounds I have for my PSL. Amazon had a stock extension and 10 stripper clips for like 12$and change, so it's in the mail. If anyone recognizes the stamped markings feel free to fill me in.