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Old 03-10-2010, 01:28 PM
Flemjasmo Flemjasmo is offline
 
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My second M44 has arrived and is consistant witrh the middle to high range of what we are seeing. However nothing like my last one which was virtually as new. Still very happy ans a killer deal for $65. At least I will get some project time onthis one.

Complete except for:
- Buttplate and screws
- Safety position pins
- rear sight assembly

Overall condition is still good to very good.

Stock is sticky but in good shape - only one chip where the buttplate is gone
Metal is blue with very light surface rust - no pitting - easy clean up and buff.
Bolt is parked, dirty, but in excellent functional shape
Crown is perfect
Bore is perfect and mirror bright.
NOT drilled and tapped.

Pic's to follow soon.

Flem
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:20 PM
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Eat Dirt

Good story,,I hope you get a nice one..Good Luck.
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:29 AM
Eat Dirt Eat Dirt is offline
 
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Eat Dirt

Good story,,I hope you get a nice one..Good Luck.
Thanks . All .....the paperwork goes out in the morning
I hope I'm not too late to get one
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:25 PM
joe wilson joe wilson is offline
 
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We will keep our fingers crossed for you. We never forget our first .22 do we?

Just a reminder, you do NOT have to D&T an M44 to mount a scope. Weaver makes a two piece mount that is very easy to adapt with simple, basic hand tools.

I have an "incomplete" M44 on order and hope it looks as nice as the ones posted here.
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:03 PM
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We will keep our fingers crossed for you. We never forget our first .22 do we?

Just a reminder, you do NOT have to D&T an M44 to mount a scope. Weaver makes a two piece mount that is very easy to adapt with simple, basic hand tools.

I have an "incomplete" M44 on order and hope it looks as nice as the ones posted here.
Joe

What is the model number or where can I find the Weaver mount you mentioned?

Thanks
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:06 PM
topgun topgun is offline
 
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Default M44 inc

FedEx just dropped off my M44 US INC.I got lucky they sent me a very nice one. All that is missing is the rear sight and safety pins..Stock and metal looks like it was used very little.Has a parkerized finish with no wear marks on the inside of the reciever...(Only took 28 days to get the rifle)

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Old 03-18-2010, 01:28 AM
TRICKSTER TRICKSTER is offline
 
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Joe

What is the model number or where can I find the Weaver mount you mentioned?

Thanks
This was posted by Master Chief on the old boards. I hope it helps.
http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache...ient=firefox-a
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I put this on my 6 digit US Property 44US. I got mine long before the CMP took over from the DCM. This sounds like a lot of work but after you get the parts and look at them it is pretty easy. I put mine on in 01 and haven't lost zero setting yet
Just take it easy and you will be ok. Let me know how it works out for you. If I can be of any help let me know. If I can firgure out how to send a pic I'll post one.

Here are the instructions in full detail
Date: Saturday, 30 June 2001, at 9:37 p.m.
I purchased my weaver scope mount parts at a local gun store. I decided to shop
local so I could see the mounts first hand, and even took my M44 with me so I
could dry fit several different mounts. I listed a price of $50 retail. On-line
prices may be less.

here are the instructions

Weaver #1 side mount #48401
Weaver #49340 Long side ring mount
10-32 X 3/8" socket head cap screws(screws will need to be shortened)
1) Using a 13/64 drill bit, drill out both rear screw holes on #1 mount to
accomodate #10 screws(the mount is drilled for #8).
2) Hold #1 mount on side of receiver with hand. line up rear hole on #1 mount
with rear sight screw hole on M44.
Kind of eyball and scribe a mark where stock curves up and touches #1 side
mount. This is approx. how long your cut needs to be. I had to cut high enough
that I was along top edge of forward screw holes on #1 mount. Length of cut will
vary depending on countour of stock. Using a hacksaw, or dremel tool with thin
cut-off disc, Cut off bottom of #1 mount. Start cutting at Front of mount
towards rear, and stop at the mark you scribed. cut up from bottom and remove
the forward bottom piece. Aluminium heats up a lot. you may have to stop several
times to dissipate heat build up in mount. Dry fit #1 side mount holding with
hand. Use a flat file to smooth edges and custom trim any high spots which come
into contact with stock. You should have a visible gap between stock, and new
forward bottom edge of #1 mount.

3) REMOVE BOLT FROM M44!!(THE SCREWS ARE TOO LONG AT THIS POINT)
Using dremmel tool with 1/8" diameter milling bit, elongate one hole on #1 side
mount to line up with sight srew hole on M44(Factory drilled holes on #1 side
mount do not line up with M44 rear sight screw holes). Dry fit on M44 using
10-32 X 3/8" socket head cap screws. Both screws should screw in easy. If not
elongate hole a few thounsanths more. Attach #1 side mount to M44 using 10-32 X
3/8" socket head cap screws.

4)Once you have #1 side mount mounted on M44, and both screws tightened down,
look inside receiver. You should see a couple of threads of each screw extending
into receiver where bolt rides. This is how much you need to trim off of 10-32 x
3/8" cap screws.
Remove 10-32 X 3/8" cap screws from M44. Hold head of cap screws in vice grips.
Using dremel tool with drum sander, trim off a couple of threads from end of
10-32 X 3/8" cap screws. Run cap screws through a 10-32 die to chase threads.
Re-install #1 side mount with trimmed down 10-32 cap screws, and inspect inside
receiver to be sure the end of screws do not protrude trough receiver where bolt
rides. If needed remove 10-32 cap screws, sand down a couple thosandths more,
chase treads with 10-32 die, and re-install #1 side mount. Keep doing this until
you can visibly see the cap screws do not protrude into receiver where bolt
rides.

Finally install #1 side mount, #49340 long side ring mount, and scope. You are
now ready to go to the range and sight in your M44 with scope, and you did'nt
have to drill any new holes in your M44 U.S.
This works great. I did this on both my M44s. Aslo the empty weaver boxes are a
great place to store your rear sights, original rear sight screws, and even the
.22 short screw adapter from your Magazines(purchased from Havlin sales of course).


Mike V

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Old 03-18-2010, 01:12 PM
cpl.pd cpl.pd is offline
 
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Default Finally got the ok

I ordered an M44 last year and missed the cut off. My wife and I have a baby on the way in June. She said no more guns until after the baby is born. This of course includes the M44 since it is a rifle. Canceled my first Garand and sold the ammo.


So she said go ahead and order one today. I am hoping that someone out there has parts for this. I don't even know how to install a sight to be honest. Sounds like the oringinal parts are all gone. I know of Havlins but they seem pretty low on stuff right now. Anyone in the NW Illinois area that can help me?


Let's see if I can get a nice one for my kid.

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Old 03-27-2010, 11:19 PM
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Well ,, I got the " Recived and Verified your order "" E- Mail from CMP Friday

Now the waiting begins......... Tick ... tick ... Tick ....

How much Longer .????????????

But I did score on getting 2 Mags at a gun show today
Got them from a dealer of just Mags. / Paid $ 34.99 each .Ouch
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:57 PM
topgun topgun is offline
 
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That is the going price for the M44 US mags.that I have seen for sale.They may be higher priced when they get out for sale in the near future.

I would say you were lucky to find any at all for sale..
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