One of those innovations is the Archangel Mosin-Nagant stock.
Here it is on the M44.
Shot Show 2013 Archangel Mosin-Nagant stock
Now that is nice! I look forward to reading some reviews on it once it is released for sale.
It seems that I overlooked the bolt when discussing modifications to install a scope. eBay yields up several bolt bending services which will benefit you even if you do not add a scope, both moving the bolt closer in proximity to the stock and adding leverage by lengthening the bolt handle. In addition to having your bolt modified, you can also have a "Safety Ring" added which will allow you to more easily engage the cumbersome safety should you choose not to go with a Timney Trigger. All this work can be done for $38.00!!!! Here is the listing.
Now while searching on eBay for "Stuff", I came across this new scope mount. It is so new that it has no catchy name given to it yet. It replaces the rear sight base and affords 8 mounting locations. It is a Weaver style with a machined in non-adjustable open sight for 100 yards. Compared to it's competition, it seems reasonably priced at $45.00 including shipping.
Cocking Knob Safety Pull Ring. At $48.00 it is a much more expensive option than the eBay offering, but I like its design better. It comes in black or polished finish.