CMP M44US has arrived


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mgkdrgn
October 7, 2008, 01:25 PM
Arrived today, and it's in -wonderful- condition. Mags on order, likely shoot it for the first time next week.

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as37692
October 7, 2008, 01:31 PM
Look great, have to say I been thinking of ordering one myself for sometime.

Flyboy73
October 8, 2008, 04:21 PM
Where did you order the mags from? I ourded one from Numerich for my M44 i got a month ago and the fit of the mag was not great.


Brion

mgkdrgn
October 8, 2008, 05:03 PM
Brion,

I ordered mine from here:

http://www.havlinsales.com/22rifle.htm

As I don't have them yet I can't vouch for their fit ... but this place came to me with good references, and everything else I have gotten from them has been top notch.


Where did you order the mags from? I ourded one from Numerich for my M44 i got a month ago and the fit of the mag was not great.


Brion

LiquidTension
October 8, 2008, 05:10 PM
Oh that thing is just begging for a suppressor. You don't even have to move the front sight back.

HB
October 8, 2008, 06:57 PM
I think I might buy one tonight....
How is the trigger guard? I read they might crack easily,
And how is the sling stud in the front set up? I suppose they are like Win 52's series of holes so you can adjust the sling for your position.
And oh, whats the trigger like?
Thanks,

HB

Swampy
October 9, 2008, 06:51 AM
How is the trigger guard? I read they might crack easily,

65 year old plastic.... yes, it'll probably be cracked. Buy a new one.

And how is the sling stud in the front set up? I suppose they are like Win 52's series of holes so you can adjust the sling for your position.

No rail. Single point stud.

And oh, whats the trigger like?

Suckier than you can possibly imagine. Get an india stone, then hone and tune it.


..... and in spite of everything about them that makes them less than ideal as the "perfect" target rifle.... they are also one of the most accurate little rifles you will ever lay eyes or hands on.

Remember.... these were made for a US government contract for use as military primary marksmanship training rifles... not high end comp guns.

Get one (or more) now, while you can.

Best to all,
Swampy

Garands forever

mgkdrgn
October 9, 2008, 08:55 AM
65 year old plastic.... yes, it'll probably be cracked. Buy a new one.


I had expected mine to be shrunken/cracked ... but it wasn't.

The same source noted above for the mags also has the guards

mgkdrgn
October 13, 2008, 02:56 PM
... I think it shoots just fine!

50 yards, peep sights (my first time using peeps), on homemade corncob bags, CCI Blazer cheapie ammo. At that distance for me, the X looked like a little dot through the peeps.

About 20 rounds on another target to get the peeps dialed in.

Now, once I get this sucker tapped for a scope ...

HB
October 13, 2008, 03:18 PM
looks good, I have my form filled out, just need it to get it notarized:fire:

HB

RenardSubtil
October 13, 2008, 03:29 PM
Nice. I've had my CMP M44US for about a month now, it always comes with me now to the range :)

The trigger guard was deformed and I just used a heat gun and some zip ties to conform it back to the original state.

I noticed your bolt is nonblued - I guess that's typical, I had some older gentleman at my local range point out that the bolt on mine was blued, I wonder why they did that? *shrug*

Swampy
October 14, 2008, 06:46 AM
I noticed your bolt is nonblued - I guess that's typical,

Yes..... I've seen lots of the Mossy US-44's and never seen one with a blued bolt. Don't have a clue how you managed to acquire one.

Best,
Swampy

Garands forever

444
October 15, 2008, 01:21 AM
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn279/ab7kt/Suppressed%20Rifles/DSC00796.jpg


Here is mine.
Tac65 suppressor
Threaded by Tornado Tech and re-parked after the machine work.
Trigger guard is the aluminum one availabe from Brownells

Will be interested in hearing about the magazines.
I have a handfull of magazines that the guy across the street gave me. They are plastic, but they seem to work fine and two of them are 10 rounders.

mgkdrgn
October 15, 2008, 11:20 AM
Will be interested in hearing about the magazines.
I have a handfull of magazines that the guy across the street gave me. They are plastic, but they seem to work fine and two of them are 10 rounders.

The two mags I got from:

http://www.havlinsales.com/22rifle.htm

... are metal, 7 round, and had a removable post in them so you could use 22 shorts. The worked just fine and dandy.

If I could find some 10 round ones, I might just buy a couple.

HB
October 15, 2008, 02:20 PM
Does sling pressure affect the POI a lot?

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