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mr_b8908 02-24-2010 11:56 PM

The Mossberg 44 Incomplete Gamble
Well I have recieved 3 of the incompletes thus far from the CMP, and I must say that I am quite satisfied! One Nice one, one ok (pitting), and one that would grade well below a racker :p ( 0% bluing and looks to have been gone over by a wire wheel!! All three of them have come with a serviceable stock, buttplate, buttplate screws, both sling swivels and all other parts minus the rear sights on all 3 and the front sight on the "silver back" I must say though that I did luck out and got one early serial numbered one set up for the lyman rear sight(the middle one in photo), and the other two are drilled and tapped (thanks CMP!) Now to get a scope mount and a decent scope so I can put them to work.

I wonder if one of the big Garand rebuilders would get a kick out or parkerizing my naked M44??

pbige 02-26-2010 05:30 PM

Nice....I am expecting one next week. did yours come with the firing pin?

mr_b8908 02-26-2010 11:03 PM

all of them have come with a firing pin and great bores btw... the first one i got is very accurate and groups very nice and shoots to poa at 15 yards with no rear sights, which i know 15yds is no great feat but i was just trying to check its function... now I have to wait until mynext paycheck to order a scope mount from havelin and hunt down a g4 scope and they should be gravy.... lol i may get the ugly one parkerized, barrel threaded, and add a suppressor.... hmmm maybe a covert squirrel gun... just kidding but it would be an interesting thought :p

I have an addiction for a good deal I may order a few more of em i just wish I had a cheap source or a rear peep sight but it looks as if they will cost me more than the actual rifle lol

pbige 02-27-2010 05:47 AM

I missed the trigger guards on two of them..It looks like the mags are going to be the trick to get at a decent price until Brownells get's some in stock.

mr_b8908 02-27-2010 01:36 PM

give havelin a call asap I got a grade II mag from them last week for $29 dollars shipped

pbige 03-01-2010 06:01 PM

My Incomplete Arrived Today
I checked the status on Friday night and it said ship ASAP..After running some errands this morning I came home to a Large box:) I am very Pleased with what CMP sent me Thank you Thank you. Bluing is Great.. It's is better than my Winchester .22 that I grew up with.
It has a Complete Bolt, Trigger Guard had a small crack at the rear screw hole, Butt-plate, Drilled and Tapped for a rear sight ( I will have to call Havlin's next payday for the Mossberg 22 Target Peep sight and the Green safety peg)
The stock has a #2 painted on it, I was planning on stripping it down and doing a complete refinish on it but now I am having second thoughts
I found this for the Serial number 109106 history:
Date 1/21/43
Contract W-478-ORD-3125
Quantity 14,500
Unit $16.65
Serial Numbers 100,001-114,500

edlmann 03-01-2010 06:18 PM


Originally Posted by pbige (Post 75104)
I found this for the Serial number 109106 history:
Date 1/21/43
Contract W-478-ORD-3125
Quantity 14,500
Unit $16.65
Serial Numbers 100,001-114,500

Played with the links a bit.

pbige 03-01-2010 06:41 PM

Thank you:) I need to practice more.. .I have some pictures of The M1 Garand that I got in January

spiska 03-02-2010 11:56 AM

It's a good deal, even if you're just stocking parts to upkeep your complete rifles in the future. I bought one and plan to order a few more shortly to put together a few plinkers for the kids.

GARANDSTUFF 03-02-2010 12:13 PM

For the money these cannot be beat.... worst case scenario is alot of good parts for a low price.

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