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    omark 44

    just bought one anyone know how to tell the age of the rifle from the serial number cheers

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    fucked if I know how to awncer your question mate but I know they are a fantastic rifle very accurate is it standard or rebarreled 223 or 308?
    I've had two and always regret selling so if you sell it let me know

    chuck up a photo or 2 mate

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    Its on gun porn thread she's a 308 be interesting to see how it goes should be a nice cheap tackdriver

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    From what I can figure out its the later type apparently there's a m44 and m44b mines a b just be interested to see how old it is

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    both mine loved 155gn smk bullets if the tube is good it will shoot bungholes at 100m I won a 200m fclass at nzda with one of mine aganst rifles worth 6 times more both mine only set me back about $400 but that was 5 or so years ago

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    OK I'll have a look for some was going to try some hot cores in it

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    its a target rifle it will be barreled for longer pills
    mine also shot the south African milsurp that you could buy 160rnds for $80 but ya cant buy that now I sold all my 308's when that dryed up as not worth owning one when you have to hand load anyway and there's better cals such as 6.5 out there but the omark is one I should of kept

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    The hot cores shoot well in the 6.5 that's why I want to try them in the 308

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    If it has an original barrel it was set up to shoot the 144gr projectile in vogue at the time. More than OK to stabalise 155gr.
    If it is a 44B it will have the larger diameter pin locking the bolt head. The smaller pins in the first 44 are a safety issue - a reported history of them breaking and potential for the bolt head not being retained. The pins can be fractured by dry firing.

    This doesn't help with a date but gives I think a sequence of manufacture
    Sportco serial numerics
    I have one with DL in the serial number. The old fullbore shooters probably knew the significane of the nubers off the top of their heads
    Last edited by zimmer; 21-06-2016 at 11:41 PM.

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    Mines got the big pin s/no starts sdl

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Mines got the big pin s/no starts sdl
    Original barrel? Should have said that the original barrels will stabilise 155gr OK. Bit generous saying "more than OK" in my original post.
    Triggers can range from vg to kerap. Mine when I got it was kerap. Lots of slop in pins. Someone had attempted to tighten them by centre punching around the holes. Trigger release with each shot was a lottery.

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    Not sure how to tell if its an original barrel trigger feels good but a little heavy

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    I bought a model 44 at an auction a year or two ago that belonged to Viv Collings. It has been worked over by Din and has a really good trigger . I have never fired it as it is missing its rear sight but I intend to put a scope on it at some stage and if I can get Allan Carr to fit it. From all accounts they are a good rifle. Mine is in 308

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    both mine the triggers were nice about 1lb or so with a clean break you could probably get a smith to tickle it up for you if its to heavy

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Not sure how to tell if its an original barrel trigger feels good but a little heavy
    Original barrels had the integral locking arrangement for the bolt locking lugs as part of the barrel. Rebarreled ones (except where maybe an original barrel was sourced and used) have short adaptors fitted for the bolt locking lugs to engage and then the aftermarket barrels are simply be screwed into the adaptor. The first model 44 aside from having the smaller bolt head pin had skinnyish barrels. The 44B had the larger locking pin and heavier barrels.

 

 

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