"Well took the advice and me and the pops both bought one. Both are in good shape considering the age and probibly how they have been treated. Mine is missing rear sights, the saftey dots (or whatever they are) and the trigger guard needs to be replaced. My dads is missing the same with no trigger guard and the bolt opens and closes with much force. Other than that they are great. cant wait to refinish mine and make it a shooter. Im very pleased with my $65 purchase. Ohh and one question for you guys... Mine has a nice glossy barrell while my dads has a grey dull finsh, does this mean mine was re blued? and one more, mine has 4 tapped holes where the sights go, why is that? Thanks guys"
Looks like you & Dad made out OK. Never seen one D & T with 2 extra holes for the receiver sight, looks like someone was experimenting on sight adjustment. Pretty sure the bluing is original and the dull grey finish is called Parkerizing, a military finish, it was refinished by the Military Armorer. You can get most of the parts you need from Havlins: Receiver sights = $65.00, Safety pegs = $1.00 each, Magazines = $45.00 each and Triggerguard = $18.00 plus S & H. 12 gauge shell cut for muzzle protector is a good idea, I have one on both of my 44US's and all my 20 ga shotguns. The hard working bolt probably needs a good cleaning and lube. The actions on these rifles is very simple, easy to disassemble and reassemble it doesn't take a Rocket Scientist to maintain one.
Last edited by poochie; 04-28-2010 at 12:35 PM.