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usmcchet9296
01-07-2011, 6:03 PM
Here is a M44 I refinished for a friend of mine. It started dark but came out real blond. Not perfect but better than before.
Before:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5041/5334263457_9c066c2002.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334263457/)
unfinished (3) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334263457/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5009/5334263003_b75b90567f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334263003/)
unfinished (5) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334263003/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5005/5334878820_ddbd8a5bbc.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334878820/)
unfinished (2) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334878820/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

During:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5281/5334880420_754a870602.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334880420/)
stripped (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334880420/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5043/5334880184_2c30ec6c5a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334880184/)
wetcoat (2) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334880184/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5170/5334264473_7b7455299a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334264473/)
oiled (2) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334264473/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

usmcchet9296
01-07-2011, 6:03 PM
After:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5208/5334881674_cc10bd7a0f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334881674/)
finished (2) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334881674/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5130/5334881406_8225087998.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334881406/)
finished (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334881406/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

usmcchet9296
01-07-2011, 6:09 PM
More pictures
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5244/5334314883_94f8c1aa31.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334314883/)
closeup (2) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334314883/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5287/5334931300_7bc914e4ac.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334931300/)
closeup (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334931300/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

Side-by-side with my M44
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5168/5334931930_fc4546cb8a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334931930/)
sidebyside (2) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334931930/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5201/5334932340_2d9dc9e79d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334932340/)
sidebyside (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5334932340/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

Mac Attack
01-07-2011, 6:17 PM
Nice work. I love my M44. I picked up my M44 from another member on the CMP forum.

surfNshoot
01-07-2011, 6:55 PM
man it looks so much better!!!! GREAT work.. she's all ready for the 25yd rimfire match again. Look out Izzy!!!!!

dwh100
01-09-2011, 10:49 AM
Looks nice guys! Wish I would have grabbed one when they were still available at CMP. When do you expect your Kimber to arrive?

pullnshoot25
01-09-2011, 11:11 AM
Nice.

Exile Machine
01-09-2011, 11:27 AM
Looks good. I love my CMP M44.
-Mark

Izzy43
01-09-2011, 12:15 PM
man it looks so much better!!!! GREAT work.. she's all ready for the 25yd rimfire match again. Look out Izzy!!!!!

Very nice, I have been lusting after one of those. I think the UltraLux is ready with her new BRNO Target Aperture Sights.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii239/ragswl4/DCP_3181Medium.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii239/ragswl4/DCP_3182Medium.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii239/ragswl4/DCP_3183Medium.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii239/ragswl4/DCP_3184Medium.jpg

Pics taken at my new hacienda in Idyllwild.

beerman
01-09-2011, 3:59 PM
hey Izzy...nice looking gun...great looking place!

Izzy43
01-09-2011, 6:04 PM
hey Izzy...nice looking gun...great looking place!

Thanks. Took me and the wife three years to build the house and garage and still don't have all the flooring done. Labor of love. Oh yeah, love the rifle, amazingly accurate.

surfNshoot
01-09-2011, 8:37 PM
wow izzy great view!!! Rifle looks great!! How much cheek weld you gonna have to build up on that?

Izzy43
01-09-2011, 9:01 PM
wow izzy great view!!! Rifle looks great!! How much cheek weld you gonna have to build up on that?

The sights are a little higher than the Williams I had on before but I get a pretty good chin weld. Seems having an aperture at the rear and front sight improves the accuracy. Was hitting a two inch bull @ 50 yrds with a 3/4" group first time out. So with a little practice that should shrink a little.

I am very interested to see how that Mossy M44 shoots. Supposed to be great shooters. What sights are on it? I like this months 25yd target, should be a fun one to shoot. Good Luck!:taz::taz:

DirtNapKing
01-09-2011, 9:24 PM
Any chance CMP will unload more?

johnthomas
01-09-2011, 10:28 PM
I've had one for 15 years, I look at when I go to shoot it and wonder when I will get to refinishing it. After seeing your, I will make it a priority. Yours turned out great. Thank you for posting. jt

usmcchet9296
01-10-2011, 7:10 AM
Any chance CMP will unload more?

M44's are gone
a few may trickle in there and there but I doubt they will be in as good of shape as SnS or my rifle. Your best bet is to get a Kimber form CMP. I have shot those and they are lasers.

surfNshoot
01-10-2011, 12:03 PM
The sights are a little higher than the Williams I had on before but I get a pretty good chin weld. Seems having an aperture at the rear and front sight improves the accuracy. Was hitting a two inch bull @ 50 yrds with a 3/4" group first time out. So with a little practice that should shrink a little.

I am very interested to see how that Mossy M44 shoots. Supposed to be great shooters. What sights are on it? I like this months 25yd target, should be a fun one to shoot. Good Luck!:taz::taz:

You are looking at the gun I shoot all my 25yd monthly matches with so you have seen how it shoots. I don't know what brand the sights are but I have them dialed in and working really well.

usmcchet9296
01-10-2011, 1:02 PM
The sights are Lyman 57

surfNshoot
01-16-2011, 10:07 PM
Well I able to get my hands back on my Mossberg. All I can say is WOW. the pics do it no justice. This thing is soo smooth now and love how the blond came out in the wood. I couldn't be happier. Oh, and he didn't even mess with might sights like I throught he might. Thanks again USMCCHET!!!