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Title: M44 barrel pitting
Post by: JD on July 28, 2010, 10:14:27 pm
I have a M44 that suffers from "sticky bolt" and I'm finally getting around to addressing the issue. Then I found this underneath the upper handguard. Rust and pitting. Damn.

(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz168/JJD75/DSC01093-1.jpg)

(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz168/JJD75/DSC01115-1.jpg)

Should I be concerned? Is this a bigger problem than I thought? At the least, I'm thinking I'll take the action/barrel out and clean the site with some Kroil. Any suggestions?

Title: Re: M44 barrel pitting
Post by: JesseL on July 28, 2010, 10:23:36 pm
The damage so far is just cosmetic. I doubt it's going to affect the integrity or safety of your rifle.

Cleaning up the rust and applying a light coat of oil to protect it from further damage is about all you can do.
Title: Re: M44 barrel pitting
Post by: JD on July 28, 2010, 10:27:25 pm
Great, thanks Jesse!
 :thumbup2
Title: Re: M44 barrel pitting
Post by: Mutant Musket on July 30, 2010, 12:49:27 pm
Nonn worry, lad. She's an honest mons' work harse nae ah show pony fer a bloody fop. Scrub the lass don, throw on the slipstream in the bolt's moving parts an set yessef back te wark. That pit willna compremise a barrel maedda Slav steel. Donna needa start frettin an pamperin like Stoner made the poor thing.
Title: Re: M44 barrel pitting
Post by: huey148 on July 30, 2010, 02:30:42 pm
Slipstream on a Mosin?  :hmm
thats so crazy....it just might work!

seriously, no big worry for safety or anything there, the Rooskies built those things with generous allowances fro the motherlands environment...big
Title: Re: M44 barrel pitting
Post by: Slayer-72 on July 30, 2010, 07:39:39 pm
i think if i slip streamed my nagant bolt, i might hurt myself trying to keep up with it. mine's pretty slick already.
Title: Re: M44 barrel pitting
Post by: Mutant Musket on July 30, 2010, 09:08:33 pm
i think if i slip streamed my nagant bolt, i might hurt myself trying to keep up with it. mine's pretty slick already.

Aye. Mine moves faster than one would ever think a Mosin could cycle. Almost unnatural and shameful.
Title: Re: M44 barrel pitting
Post by: FMJ on July 30, 2010, 09:15:09 pm
i think if i slip streamed my nagant bolt, i might hurt myself trying to keep up with it. mine's pretty slick already.

So is mine.  The only part where it binds up is when the bolt is closed slowly.  If the entire motion is done swiftly, there is no problem.


There ain't naught shameful in it...
Title: Re: M44 barrel pitting
Post by: Cookie on July 31, 2010, 08:33:05 am
There's Slipstream on my Mosins, but they're not as loose as some M-Ns I've shot. Of course, there's Slipstream on ALL of my guns...and my folding knives...and my ratchet-action tools...It's not too great on Corn Flakes though.
Title: Re: M44 barrel pitting
Post by: FMJ on July 31, 2010, 07:02:40 pm
It is good on Lucky Charms, however...

Title: Re: M44 barrel pitting
Post by: THE NORSEMAN on July 31, 2010, 09:36:06 pm
Corrosion X: http://corrosionxproducts.com/cxforgunspage.htm (http://corrosionxproducts.com/cxforgunspage.htm)  .  No, I'm not kidding.  Kills rust dead.

Then go back to your regular maintenance.
Title: Re: M44 barrel pitting
Post by: JD on August 01, 2010, 02:33:39 pm
Corrosion X: http://corrosionxproducts.com/cxforgunspage.htm (http://corrosionxproducts.com/cxforgunspage.htm)  .  No, I'm not kidding.  Kills rust dead.

Then go back to your regular maintenance.

 I will check it out.  :thumbup1

...Thanks for the tips and stuff guys!
Title: Re: M44 barrel pitting
Post by: Mutant Musket on August 03, 2010, 09:17:58 am
People's Arm

M44 solid
does only what is needed
thrifty workers tool
Title: Re: M44 barrel pitting
Post by: American Rifleman on August 11, 2010, 11:26:51 pm
So is mine.  The only part where it binds up is when the bolt is closed slowly.  If the entire motion is done swiftly, there is no problem.


There ain't naught shameful in it...

You should free-float and refinish that Puppy...... ;D