The hole is drilled generally to the left side of your circle or on the bottom of the receiver, but yes the signs are there. Through an unnamed secret source I was given the cached pictures and text of Reubens ad for this gun.
MP44, 8mm Kurtz, German WWII, Reactivated by R Guns in Florida it looks very nice, rifling is great,comes with Original magazine. Parts are not matching.
Probably had he included in the description "rare duffel cut MP44" it may have sold? LOL
When it says parts are not matching, I now have to wonder if the front is from one gun and the rear section from another?
I guess people will have to make their own call as to whether or not he knew of the gun being cut in half, or if he's been in business since 1985 and couldn't see it, or not bother to look?
As a side note, the photos in the gunspot ad are much better than what was in the original ad and none of the closeup shots in the original ad were of the main welded area in question? Could be a coincidence?
As has been said before, buy the gun, not the story.