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captaincalc 04-23-2010 09:14 PM

It's a 22, don't forget. The stock won't be subject to an awful lot of pounding. Fix the one you have and shoot it. New stock, new this, new that... they add up. The stock ought to be the least of ones problems.

cpl.pd 04-26-2010 03:04 PM

Arrived today!
 
US m44 arrived today after a long drawn out sage with the wife on ordering it.

It arrived in good shape. Great shape for a project gun.

Missing the rear sight, not sure on the firing pin if it is missing. Ok stupid question.... How can I tell without firing it?

Trigger guard maybe cracked, I won't know more until I take it apart.

Pictures will follow. Overall Im happy.

Flemjasmo 04-26-2010 03:18 PM

Glad you are happy with what showed up.

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpl.pd (Post 110020)
...not sure on the firing pin if it is missing. Ok stupid question.... How can I tell without firing it?


Remove the bolt and flip it upside down and look at the bottom. The pin should run the length of the bolt and the trigger sear engages a notch in the pin itself that can be easily ID'd. If it is missing there will be a deeper channel running the length instead of the pin.

Or you can also take apart the bolt and check.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/06...20Disassembly/


Flem

cpl.pd 04-26-2010 11:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flemjasmo (Post 110027)
Glad you are happy with what showed up.




Remove the bolt and flip it upside down and look at the bottom. The pin should run the length of the bolt and the trigger sear engages a notch in the pin itself that can be easily ID'd. If it is missing there will be a deeper channel running the length instead of the pin.

Or you can also take apart the bolt and check.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/06...20Disassembly/


Flem


Thanks for information, I'll be checking on Wed.

TRICKSTER 04-28-2010 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TRICKSTER (Post 98685)
Just got my DBU on April 2 for an order of three more incomplete M44's. Order was received by CMP on March 29 . Put a sticky asking for at least one tapped for a scope as I have an old Weaver 344 scope and mount that is looking for a rifle to mate with. I can only hope that these will be as nice as the first two that I got.

They came today, 30 days, not as nice as the first two I got. Two parkerized and one blued. No rear sights or safe/fire tabs, two missing trigger guards, one with a chewed up stock, one with no buttplate, one with a bad bolt and no trigger spring. No photos this time as I immediately parted them out. I have enough parts to build two functioning rifles which is all I needed and why I ordered three. Overall a good deal, but not as nice as the first two that I got that only needed rear sight apertures and safe/fire tabs.
I had included a sticky asking for one drilled and tapped, but no such luck.

pbige 05-01-2010 06:17 AM

I sent my order in the beginning of April.
DBU sent on 04-05-10
Processed on 04-23-10
shipped 04-29-10
serial # 164426
Received 04-30-10

This is my second one and a Big change from the first, But for the price I love it.
This one had been painted and the stock is a little rough and it was missing some small items: Buttplate (any idea who may have one in stock??) Front Swivel and Screw (I am thinking that I may try my hand at Glass Bedding this with the kit from Brownells) and the Busted Trigger Guard.
With the Scope mount that Havlin's Sell will it mount using the Rear Sight Screw holes?
It had a Firing Pin (A Plus my first one had a bad one) the Bore looks nice and the Crown just has some paint chips missing to me it looks good.
I plan on Stripping the Barrel down with some Glass Bead and using some Aluma-Hyde Dark Park finish, The Stock will get the full treatment of a Gentle Stripping and a few coats of pure Tung oil. http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/P5010026.jpg http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/P5010019.jpg http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/P5010029.jpg

pbige 05-01-2010 06:19 AM

A couple more Photos: http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/P5010044.jpg http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/P5010032.jpg http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/P5010033.jpg

edlmann 05-01-2010 07:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pbige (Post 112768)

Both Havlin's and Numrich (e-gunparts) have repro plastic trigger guards. There is a guy making Mossberg trigger guards from aluminum stock. Check out this thread on Rimfire Central.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24...r/DSC01038.jpg

pbige 05-01-2010 08:30 AM

I like the looks of that thank you

TRICKSTER 05-01-2010 03:42 PM

The Havlin mount requires that the rifle be drilled and tapped for a scope mount, it will not work with just the normal two holes where the sight goes.

There is a way to mount a scope just using the two existing holes. See here.
http://www.thecmp.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11427


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