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CMP M44US has arrived

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mgkdrgn, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Well-Known Member

    Arrived today, and it's in -wonderful- condition. Mags on order, likely shoot it for the first time next week.

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  2. as37692

    as37692 Well-Known Member

    Look great, have to say I been thinking of ordering one myself for sometime.
  3. Flyboy73

    Flyboy73 Well-Known Member

    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.

  4. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Well-Known Member


    I ordered mine from here:


    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.

  5. LiquidTension

    LiquidTension Well-Known Member

    Oh that thing is just begging for a suppressor. You don't even have to move the front sight back.
  6. HB

    HB Well-Known Member

    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?

  7. Swampy

    Swampy Well-Known Member

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

    No rail. Single point stud.

    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,

    Garands forever
  8. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Well-Known Member

    Trigger guard

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

    The same source noted above for the mags also has the guards
  9. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Well-Known Member

    In case you wondered how it shot ...

    ... 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 ...

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  10. HB

    HB Well-Known Member

    looks good, I have my form filled out, just need it to get it notarized:fire:

  11. RenardSubtil

    RenardSubtil Well-Known Member

    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*
  12. Swampy

    Swampy Well-Known Member

    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.


    Garands forever
  13. 444

    444 Well-Known Member


    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.
  14. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Well-Known Member

    The two mags I got from:


    ... 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.
  15. HB

    HB Well-Known Member

    Does sling pressure affect the POI a lot?

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