Tuesday, October 07, 2008

New baby

Mossberg M44US arrived in the mail today from the CMP. Bolt action .22 rifle used by the U.S. military for marksmanship training; .22 LR is a helluva lot cheaper than .30-06 or 7.62 NATO. Mine has blued metal, nearly flawless except for one small ding on the barrel. Both the muzzle and the bore are in absolutely pristine condition. Looks like she should be a tack driver. The bolt has seen some use but is in great shape considering its age. The plastic trigger guard is shrunken in away from the stock, but not cracked. Missing the fire indicator button for the safety. Equipped with the relatively standard S100 Mossberg aperture sights. The furniture is birch (I'm pretty sure) with a walnut finish. It's in immaculate condition, with 2 or 3 very small but noticable dings or dents, and a few other ones that you really have to look to see.

Overall I'm very pleased. Got an order in with Havlin Sales (the place to go for Mossberg parts) for a magazine, a new trigger guard, a new fire indicator, and a sling. Looking to get her cleaned up this weekend and see how she shoots next Wednesday. Pictures will be forthcoming if I can get my hands on a camera.