markings. They do look much like
the Soviet markings but the upper crest
is different as is the arrow proof.
German M/44. These are M44 carbines manufactured
in Russia, so they will have Russian
proofs and factory markings. The East
German markingf is the 1 in the triangle.
This number can also be a 2 or a 3. These
are also starting to show up more often
in the US market, since the fall of the
DDR. They still are not what one would
M44 markings. The 02 is the Eastern
Bloc country code for Hungary and is
seen on all barrel shank markings.
M44 markings. These may be the
finest of all the Model 1944 Carbines
Type 53 markings.
Type 53 Carbine. Many of these
later manufactured Type 53's found their
way into Vietnam.