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joe wilson 03-29-2010 02:35 AM

Last year I bought a "complete" M44. I had mailed my paperwork in a few days before the listing was changed on the sales page to "Sold Out not accepting orders".

When it arrived it was missing the safety pegs, the stock needed refinishing and someone had installed a 40X accessory rail on it. I ordered 3 mags from Brownell's. Havlin's was out. It turned out to be very accurate after it settled down and the back sight got adjusted. (It was not drilled & tapped, and had the original blue finish).

So the "incomplete" M44s became avail so I ordered one. When it arrived it was missing the back sight (of course) It had the original blue finish, a slightly nicer stock, both original safety pegs were present. It was complete otherwise. It is actually a little nicer than my complete one that cost $110 more but came with an S-100 back sight.

A week before the incomplete shipped, Midway notified me that they had M44 mags back in stock so I ordered 2 more.

I put "S-100 Mossberg sight" into Google and I found a WTS ad from months ago for the ridiculous price of $40 including shipping. I had to "join" the web site in order to contact the seller. I almost gave up, but I joined and emailed the guy and he still had it. A week later it was on my rifle.

It too was a bargain because S-100's are going for upwards of $70 on Flea-bay right now. So for less than $400 I got two, pretty nice Mossberg M44's with 5 magazines.

I cant thank the CMP enough. Isnt it funny how the CMP stimulates various businesses by selling us rifles? Midway, Havlins, Brownells as well as ammo mfgs and other retailers.

ag4nv 03-31-2010 10:52 AM

I ordered and recently received an "incomplete" M44. It is beautiful! Much nicer than the very nice "complete" one I bought last year. Missing only the rear sight, and I've ordered one of Havlin's. I must say this was a MUCH better buy than the first one. Good bluing, near perfect stock, and a really light and crisp trigger. With the Havlin sight, I have $130 invested in it. Good deal! 54usaf74

Eat Dirt 03-31-2010 10:57 AM

Pictures Sir. ! .......Front and center with those Pictures

cpl.pd 03-31-2010 12:19 PM

Dbu m44
 
Received my DBU today. Anyone know the time frame after that? I know the DBU says 60-90 days just wondering.

wrwindsor 03-31-2010 12:47 PM

From what I've seen (in the posts), typically two weeks after DBU, sometimes three.

cpl.pd 03-31-2010 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrwindsor (Post 96763)
From what I've seen (in the posts), typically two weeks after DBU, sometimes three.

Thanks, can't wait to see what I get.

Flemjasmo 03-31-2010 02:06 PM

A promised, I finally have my second M44 cleaned up and presentable. This arrived on March 10th.

All I have done so far is steam the dents and rub down the wood with BLO, replace the safety pegs, replace the original trigger guard because I had a new on hand, and replace the buttplate.

It isn't as clean as my first one but I'll think I'll keep her. Now on to getting a plan in place for a sighting system...

Full Slidshow: http://s726.photobucket.com/albums/ww261/Flemjasmo/Mossberg%20M44US%20number%202/?albumview=slideshow

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/w...MG_1994-01.jpg

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/w...MG_2010-01.jpg

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/w...MG_2016-01.jpg

Eat Dirt 03-31-2010 06:16 PM

NICE Slideshow !!!! Flem

PM sent

navair 03-31-2010 06:19 PM

Again You can't go wrong for $65.

fischfam 04-03-2010 09:59 AM

I placed a paper order for an M44 (inc) about four weeks ago and about the same time placed an e-store order for a can of .30-06 ammo. I see the pending order in the e-store for the ammo but the Mossberg has not shown up there yet. I did get an email from the CMP about two weeks ago basically a DBU. Is this normal that the pending order is not in the store until it is being worked? The DBU didn't have any description of my order only a DBU. I forgot what happened with my Garand purchase last year.


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