Mossberg 44US- Now we're cooking!

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by c3shooter, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Have a lovely old Mossy 44US- actually made in 1943. With the right ammo, this is MOST accurate 22 I have ever had. Bull barrel, lead lapped bore, CRISP trigger- Unfortunately, I should have had it 40 years ago before the ravages of time on my eyesight. At 50 meters, with the Lyman peepsight, that little bullseye just seems to get smaller and harder to see every day. Well, in today's mail, my package from Havlin Sales- the scope mount for that rifle. And rings. And sitting in the Jeep is a nice adjustable focus 3-9x40. Tommorrow that rifle is headed for my smith to drill, tap, and mount the scope. Saturday, I will be headed for the range with a brick of Match ammo, a fist full of targets, and my cleaning rod. If you don't hear from me no mo, I died happy. :)
     
  2. Jay

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    HI Shooter.......

    I used to have a 44US, but sold it some time back. I still have some historical info on the rifle that you're welcome to if you want it. Just send me your mailing address and I'll put the documentation in a manila envelope, and send it to you. That's how I got it, so I'm just passing it on.

    Regards, Jay
     

  3. cpttango30

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    They were some of the best shooting 22lr ever put out. Them and the Remington 521T were both top dog when they were used.

    they just dont make 22's like they used to.
     
  4. Southern6er

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    I love my Mossberg 44 US .22LR!!!

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    I need to get a few things from Havlin as well, but I'm seriously torn about scoping it (having it tapped) unless I can find a vintage scope and mount for the 44US.
     
  5. cpttango30

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    That there is a good lookin mossberg. It is amazing the quality of wood on some of them.
     
  6. tuck2

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    Over the years I have sold or traded off some firearms that now I wish I had kept. One was the Mossberg 22 bolt action target rifle. But back in the 1950s I wonted a Anschutz 22 rifle so I had to sell something to get the Anny.
     
  7. c3shooter

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    Southern6er- NICE 44 US! You might check the left side of receiver just ahead of the peep sight for 2 screws- the first year rifles were not drilled and tapped, later ones were- the mount from Havlin fits at about the 10 oclock position, and winds up ABOVE the bore- works nice. I wound up with a Bushnell 4-12x 40 on there- 5 rounds touching at 50 meters. Federal Champion Target Standard Velocity. Now, just WHERE is that groundhog that has been tearing up the greenbeans???:D
     
  8. rhostam

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    Stock finish

    I like the finish of your M44US stock. May I ask what it is? I intend to refinish the same rifle I own.;)
     
  9. Madderdaddy

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    Ive been looking to buy one of these for a little bit now. I know they are great rifles. I cant find any to buy but the ones on with the CMP which are incomplete. If anyone has any info on where i can find one let me know.
    p.s. I live in Charlotte NC
     
  10. c3shooter

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    Madder- these turn up on auctionarms.com and gunbroker.com rather frequently. If you do not have a C&R FFL, it will need to be shipped to a dealer in your state, so include dealer fees and shipping costs when you are bidding. Unfortunately CMP sold off the last of their complete rifles.
     
  11. Madderdaddy

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    is there any way to know when they will get more??
     
  12. poochie

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    The CMP 44US Incomplete for $65.00 + $22.95 S & H is a good deal. You ought to look into getting one.
     
  13. cpttango30

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    I got an incomplete and I had a buddy get one. His was missing the mag it has sights bolt firing pin and everything but the mag. Mine looked like the used it to drive tent stakes into the ground for 40 years.
     
  14. poochie

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    Received two Incompletes from CMP. Both pretty nice for the price ($65.00 + $22.95 S & H). Both were missing rear peep sights, magazines and plastic safety markers (another $75.00 to $100.00, maybe less if your lucky). Bores and metal were great (no rust), bolts were good with good firing pins, stocks a little beat up, but useable. It's luck of the draw, but a good deal. :)[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  15. poochie

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  16. m72law

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    beautiful rifles c3 & poochie...those are some very nice rifles:)...the pawn shop down the road has had one in the store for 3 years now...hasnt came down on the price any either...i tried to work out a deal with him on the rifle...but he want budge from the 250 price tag...im wondering...are these rifles worth that price?
     
  17. cpttango30

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    Law a 44 us for $250. If it has the sights and is complete with a mag then OMG BUY it and buy it now. They are going for over $300 on guns america and gunbroker.....

    The s-130 and a mag with set you back at least $150.
     
  18. m72law

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    well good lord i had no idea!....:confused:...im pretty sure it has the mag...cant remember what sights it had on it?....as sure as im typing (pecking) that rifle is gone now...guess i should have waited a couple of weeks on ordering that psl-54c rifle...as i'll be broke untill next payday...(story of my life):eek:
     
  19. Madderdaddy

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    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
     

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  20. poochie

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    Madderdaddy Quote:
    "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.
     
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