Found another at a gunshop in Wheatridge, Co. A 1943 Izhevsk with a good bore, wartime solid stock heavily laquered. Had it at $350.00 on consignment, asked for the best price and the owner dropped it to $325.00. I anticipate picking it up tomorrow. Pix as soon as I get her. Cheers, Bruce.
P.S. Definitely wish I would have retained my PSL's and SVT-40.