Finally got through to SOG, and ordered a Russian Mosin 91/30
I've wanted one for a long time. I already have a Russian M44, and a 91/59. I missed out on the M38's and wish I had one. I wanted a Hex receiver, but they seem to be gone. So, a round receivered rifle is on the way.
I still love AD's story of his. That's what made me take up the chase again. I saved a bit, and now I will have my own.
PS- If anyone out there has a M38 they want to find a good home for, let me know. I really do wish I had bought one when they were around.