The 7.62 x 54R round it takes is an okay deer round and for the price its not bad. I'd check the proof marks and serial numbers and find out where/when it was made. A very common rifle used by many communist armies and manufactured under license by some outside of russia. M44's made by the Tula arsenal are rare and if this one was u may be able to resell it to a collector for a small profit. Dont count on it being a tack-driver. Make sure the bore is clean and shiny and the parts all fit tightly however its likely to have had a long service life so i wouldnt trust it for long range shooting. I'd get a recent copy of "shotgun news" from your local bookstore and check the prices in there. I think you can do a little better than 120 bucks but if the rifle's in good shape i'd say go for it. Ammo is cheap, will make a fun gun to shoot beer cans with and you'll own a piece of history too.