I ran across this on Armslist:
ARMSLIST - For Sale: Russian Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine in Excellent Condition
The seller's description as follows:
A very pristine example of a great rifle. New surplus M44 in 7.62x54R. A lot easier to shoot all day long than a standard 91/30 Mosin. The shorter barrel doesn't give the high pressures enough room to really put a hurting on your shoulder. Same huge boom and fireball as a 91/30. Everything in excellent shape, I can take more detailed pictures upon request.
Now I had heard that the Mosin Nagant M44 carbine has more of a kick than the standard Mosin Nagant rifle. Which one has the bigger kick (recoil) ? Can anyone help me out with this?