NOTE: it is the buyers responsibility to confirm that this firearm is legal to own in your state and/or locality.
Offered for your consideration is one (1) Mossberg 44US – U.S. Property marked, .22 caliber, bolt action, training rifle. These rifles were ordered by the government to use as trainers for new troops preparing to enter the combat theaters of World War II. This 44US was one of 14,500 manufactured by O.F. Mossberg & Sons for the U.S. Government under contract #W-478- ORD-3125, dated January 1, 1943. This lot of rifles was produced under the first of eight contracts issued by the government to O.F. Mossberg & Sons for production of the 44US training rifles. This contract required that the Lyman 57MS front and Lyman 17A rear, sights to be installed using a single cut out stock. In 1986 many of these rifles were sent back to a government arsenal to be refurbished which included applying a parkerized finish to the metal surfaces. Specimens of this lot, (serial numbers 100,001 to 115,000) are sought by collectors since they were produced under the first government contract for them. Additional pictures upon request.
• Action: Bolt.
• Metal Finish: Pakerized.
• Caliber/Gauge: .22 Long Rifle.
• Serial Number: 101***
• Bore: bright & shiny with strong lands & grooves.
• Barrel Length: 26 Inches.
• Grip/Stock: Beech with no cracks, splits, or any missing wood.
• Features: Lyman 57MS rear aperture sight, Lyman 17A front sight with one insert, 7 round detachable magazine, 1 ¼ inch sling swivels.
• Extras: None.
• Estimated NRA Modern Condition: Very good+.
• Blemishes: Several very minor scuffs on the wood & metal.
• Parts Missing: None.
• Parts Broken: None.
NOTE: Foxfire Rod & Gun only checks firearms for proper operation in an unloaded mode using inert rounds. We do not test fire them using live ammunition.
I ONLY accept the three following types of payment.
1) United States Postal Money Orders (PREFERRED)
2) Certified Funds with issuer’s contact information including phone number(s).
3) Personal / Business checks with bank contact info including phone number(s). Item shipped when check clears.
Please make payments payable to Foxfire Rod & Gun.
Payment must be received within 10 days.
Foxfire Rod & Gun
P.O. Box 104
Carson, Virginia 23830-0104
Handguns & Non-Gun Items: USPS Priority Mail. The proper insurance, Delivery Confirmation, and Return Receipt are required. The fees for these items are including in the shipping charge quoted above.
Long Guns: FedEx Ground and insured for sale price.
NOTE: Foxfire Rod & Gun does not provide for customer pick up. All items must be shipped.
Non-Gun Merchandise: You have a 3 day inspection period beginning at the time your item(s) arrive at your requested shipping address.
Modern, Curio / Relic, Antique Firearms: YOU HAVE A 3 DAY INSPECTION PERIOD BEGINNING AT THE TIME THAT YOUR MERCHANDISE ARRIVES EITHER AT YOUR MAILING ADDRESS, OR IN THE CASE OF A MODERN OR CURIO / RELIC FIREARM, AT YOUR FFL DEALER'S MAILING ADDRESS. During this period the firearm is not to be fired or disassembled in any fashion. If you choose to return the item(s), it MUST be received by Foxfire Rod & Gun in the EXACT and SAME condition as you received it. Unless the item was misrepresented in the ad description, all shipping charges are non-refundable and I will refund the purchase price of the item ONLY.
LARGE MAGAZINE RESTRICTIONS:
New Jersey: 5 round maximum for semi-automatic firearms only.
California: 10 round maximum for all magazines.
Maryland: 20 round maximum for all magazines.
Massachusetts: 10 round maximum all magazines.
Hawaii: 10 round maximum for all handgun magazines.
Trades Accepted: NO TRADES
I have been a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer engaged in the retail sales of firearms since 1987. Part of this time has been from a storefront and part has been as an exhibitor at gun shows throughout Virginia. I am currently engaged in the buying and selling of vintage fishing equipment as well as modern and collectable firearms. My terms of business are listed in each ad that I place.