I snagged this trashed Maverick 88 for $100 bucks on a whim the other day. I just wanted somehting to work on, and a $100 pump gun didnt sound bad. I didn't really care too much though. A buddy of mine contacted me and realized I had beat him to buying theshotgun as he saw it on our local forum as well. I told him he could have it for the $100 since I didn't really care, and he said he would give me an old mossberg .22 that is a project gun, and he doesn't have the time or skills for. So, basically, I bought this trashed shotgun for him, he paid me for it, and gave me a old *** .22. All I wanted was something fun to work on, so this works! Anyway, here's the goods, I may need some advice through here as I've never really 'restored' or even owned an old firearm. Mossberg and Sons Model 42C (Siumilar to the infamous M44 from CMP) Magazine fed bolt action .22 S-L-LR Produced between 1938-1941 The good: FREE! Needs worked on seems functional. a bit of bluing left. No real pitting stock is actually in mostly decent shape except 1 crack. The bad: Missing magazine ($50) Crack in stock Bore is rusty Missing a few screws Missing magazine plate ($8) seized take-down screw missing buttplate (Seems to be unobtainium) heavy heavy patina missing rear sight ($30-$85 depending). Cracked trigger guard, but serviceable ($18 to replace). So, this is what i was given. How it arrived to me. crack: dirty dirty dirty seized screw: Hard to see, but the last 1" or 2" of the barrel (closest to the camera)was a dusty rust color, there was all sorts of crumbs in the barrel, and the firling towards the end looked to be absent. The bore was very dark and dull. So, the project begins!