I inherited a 44US from my father who bought it surplus. I grew up shooting it from childhood, only occasionally. When I was in my 20s, I asked my dad if I could take it to a camp outing where there was a shooting range.
Before I left, I disassembled the action to clean and lube it. I saw a screw in an unusual place and studied its function. By gum, it had an adjustable trigger pull! It had always been set full-hard, so I backed the screw out until it was a hair-trigger. Then, I turned it back in so that it took just a little purpose to release.
I could consistently shoot quarter-size groupings from a standing bench at about 150', I think. I have pretty steady hands, but little experience, so I thought that was okay.
This rifle is still in great condition. No rust, clear barrel, original leather strap, original rear adjustable peep sight and front interchangeable hooded sight. It is drilled and tapped for a scope, but I have no mount for one. I do have 3 original 7-shot magazines.
I absolutely love this rifle.
Last edited by Shofarguy; 08-02-2011 at 03:26 AM.