Hi guys! I have been offered a nice M53 and have been told that it is dated 1944. I know that Yugoslavia produced the M53 under licence copying the German M42 but I thought that this was well after the war (in 1953 as the name suggests). I don't have pics of the date stamp as yet but they are coming. I have been advised by others that Yugoslavia made m53's and k98 rifles in 1944 when they were liberated. Is this true? And is it possible to have an m53
that is dated 1944?