Anybody here collect or shoot these rifles? They have been so cheap for so long, along with the ammo (7.62x54R) - I couldn't pass them up anymore. I picked up a Chinese Type 53 carbine (modeled after Russian M44) locally a few days ago, and after some elbow grease cleaning it up - I think it's going to be a great shooting rifle. I also have a M91/30 on the way from AIM Surplus. Here's some pictures of the Type 53. It's from March of 1953 in the 296 factory. All numbers match. It's definitely not pretty, but the metal is in very good shape, some worn patina look in places, but no rust. Bore was dark, but cleaned up pretty good and the rifling is very strong.