I ordered a M44us incomplete from the CMP. I got unlucky and got one that was parkerized not drilled and tapped for a scope mount and the stock is all beat to hell. But that is what will make this build/rebuild more fun. I may end up scrapping the stock or I may not. The two best things about this gun are 1. the bore is so bright you can't hold it up to the light to look in it you have to point it at a smooth white surface to look down the barrel. and 2. the bolt is complete. I seen some guys get some really nice complete 44us well missing rear sight. out of this. But mine didn't oh well. The park is good thick but good. I may refinish the stock and do a rubbed oil finish on it and leave of the ding nicks and such in it then slap a nikon scope on it once I get it drilled and tapped and call it a day then sand bag a bunch of people at the range. Here are a few pictures.