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 Post subject: So I Took A Chance
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:24 pm 
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And bought a Century International "U-Fix-Em" Chinese T-53. Got it in and the only things I found wrong was an incredibly cruddy barrel. I shined a flashlight down the bore and could not see the slightest bright spot. The thing was completely plugged with old cosmoline. Three days of scrubbing fixed that as much as is going to happen. Bore is a little pitted, but the rifling is good and it is not counterbored. I found a fairly cheap replacement cleaning rod at all places, on Amazon.com. Now all I need is a replacement stock, and it will be an M44, not a horrible chu wood replacement T-53 stock. Took my Okie headspace gauges and the headspace is still good. Now I need to get it to a range.


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 Post subject: Re: So I Took A Chance
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:18 pm 
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...would love to see some pics....before AND after... ;) :Dbounce:

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 Post subject: Re: So I Took A Chance
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:49 pm 
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Herr Mario wrote:
...would love to see some pics....before AND after... ;) :Dbounce:

Well, I have some before. Still looking for a deal on an M44 stock.

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All in all, I haven't fired it yet, afraid that cheap damaged Chinese wood would give me slivers. But my Okie headspace gauges say the headspace is good, so I'm not afraid of that. Pretty good deal for less than $55.


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 Post subject: Re: So I Took A Chance
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:55 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Looks like whatever beaved the wood had serious underbite! :crzy: :rotflma: :rotflma: I'd like to hear how it shoots. SW

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 Post subject: Re: So I Took A Chance
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:08 am 
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I think you got a good deal for the money. I bought one from AIM when they had them on sale. Advertised no cleaning rod and not matching. Mine came all matching and with a proper cleaning rod. Got lucky! Anyway, I shot it and was surprised at the violent recoil, more than my M44 or M38. Might want to grab a slip-on recoil pad. My skinny shoulder took a beating.


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 Post subject: Re: So I Took A Chance
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:13 am 
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Well, Numrich had M44 stocks. Too bad they cost me more than I paid for the U-Fix-Em.

Still, it comes out to about $120 total for everything. Not too bad for a Mosin Nagant these days.


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 Post subject: Re: So I Took A Chance
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Nice find. Mosins are starting to get too damn expensive these days.... :-o

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 Post subject: Re: So I Took A Chance
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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What I have a hard time with is how M38s went from $75 to major money pretty much overnight. Had two and got out of M-Ns before prices took off. SW

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 Post subject: Re: So I Took A Chance
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:38 am 
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Finished project.

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 Post subject: Re: So I Took A Chance
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...very nice job... :Dbounce:

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8-) 8-) 8-)

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