I don't remember if I told you the problems I was having with my M-44, but it shot about 7" left at 100yards. I put penetrating oil on the front sight and banged the heck out of it to no avail. I finally swallowed my pride and took it to a gunsmith who drifted it in less than a minute. He charged me $2.00. Feel like a FOOL! Like Dirty Harry said, a man's got to know his limitations. It's hitting to the point of aim now, at 100 yards, but with the rear sight set at 200 meters. No wonder the Russians used a lot of PPSH sub-machine guns. Fun to shoot, though, despite the rather large cut I got from the bayonet recoiling into my left index finger.