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Old Mossberg .22 46B Help w Dating *VANITY*

Posted on 12/26/2004 9:45:54 AM PST by festus

Paw-in-law has gotten ahold of an old Mossberg .22 rifle and wants to know how old it might be. I've been googlin and saw it was forsale in a 1938 catalog but don't know how long this rifle was produced.

Barrel is stamped :

O.F. MOSSBERG & SONS INC. NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A NO. 46B 22 S-L-LR PATS. PDG

It also has a scope

MOSSBERG-NO. M4(b) 4 POWER-PAT. PEND.

Any idea how to find out how old this thing is ?


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KEYWORDS: 22; 46b; banglist; mossberg
...personally I've never had much luck dating with a .22. most of the women I've known expected a bigger bore....

Seriously though any freeper gun nuts out there willing to point me to where I can find more about this ?

1 posted on 12/26/2004 9:45:55 AM PST by festus
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To: festus

LOL I thought this was some freeper guy wantin help with dating his girlfriend! LOL!

I don't know nuttin bout no mossberg rifle. :)


2 posted on 12/26/2004 9:49:53 AM PST by Chani (bookmark girl)
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To: Chani

And I thought his girlfriend had a set of 46B's. Was trying to picture that......


3 posted on 12/26/2004 9:51:12 AM PST by RtWngr (Being tolerant of the intolerant is pretty stupid actually.)
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To: festus

http://www.mossberg.com/collectors.htm

This is a Mossberg collectors site.


4 posted on 12/26/2004 9:51:17 AM PST by umgud
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To: Chani

Is thayt a semi auto? Tube fed? Mag tube goes in in either the side of the stock or the buttstock?


5 posted on 12/26/2004 9:52:17 AM PST by Armedanddangerous (Yep, ya caught me, ya caught the tater)
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To: festus

http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=6322246

Is this like your 22?


6 posted on 12/26/2004 9:54:03 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (The difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin)
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To: festus

I have a Mossberg Mdl 42M bolt action .22 S-L-LR. It has a spare 7 round magazine in the butt stock. W/O the magazine it is worth $75.00, w/ the extra magazine, $125.00. Some were used as military training rifles, others just as sporting guns.

Go to a gun shop and ask the 'Blue book'.


7 posted on 12/26/2004 9:54:04 AM PST by 82Marine89 (Merry CHRISTmas)
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To: festus

If it has no serial number, it is probably a US Army issue for training, and would be tetween 1935 or so and 1945.


8 posted on 12/26/2004 9:54:43 AM PST by newsgatherer
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To: festus
Got any pics?

I've got a 1938 Mossberg bolt action .22 with a tubuler magazine and original variable power scope. The date is molded into the trigger guard on mine. If yours is a 1938 it should have that also, one would think.

9 posted on 12/26/2004 9:56:35 AM PST by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Yup thats it.


10 posted on 12/26/2004 9:56:36 AM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now !)
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To: RtWngr
And I thought his girlfriend had a set of 46B's. Was trying to picture that......

I think you'd need to locate a guy who had a sex-change to find size 46-B.

11 posted on 12/26/2004 10:00:01 AM PST by ElkGroveDan
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To: festus
1938 - I have one.

it's a little sweetie passed down from my grandfather.

12 posted on 12/26/2004 10:05:06 AM PST by xcamel (Deep Red, stuck in a "bleu" state.)
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To: festus

Umm, email Mossberg and ask them? try www.mossberg.com


13 posted on 12/26/2004 10:05:53 AM PST by muir_redwoods
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To: Chani

I was about to say 'I'm available' :o)


14 posted on 12/26/2004 10:07:01 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: RtWngr

"...46B's. Was trying to picture that......"

Two halves of a French baguette, side by side...


15 posted on 12/26/2004 10:07:17 AM PST by WestTexasWend
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To: festus

According to the books I have at hand, the only dating I can determine is that your 46B was made sometime after 1919 until whenever--if it had been made before then, the mark would have been "Oscar F. Mossberg". Shooter's Bible gives the website address as www.mossberg.com. Click on the Discontinued Models tab.


16 posted on 12/26/2004 10:08:02 AM PST by Old Sarge Ski (To be dealt with as wolves are.)
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To: Chani; festus
LOL I thought this was some freeper guy wantin help with dating his girlfriend! LOL!

..dating? I expected the guns to be used @ the end of the ceremony (marriage), not @ the beginning.

17 posted on 12/26/2004 10:10:32 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

;-) We did have a shotgun at my wedding how'd you know. It was a CVA muzzle loader kit the same paw-in-law had built. We got some wedding pics of him brandishing it at me whilst the groomsmen held me from fleein. Frankly the best photos of the whole weddin.....


18 posted on 12/26/2004 10:19:19 AM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now !)
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To: festus
Check with www.havlinsales.com for parts and additional information. There's also the "Smallbore Forum" at www.jouster.com that is a great resource - lots of the old Mossberg military training rifles sold through the Civilian Marksmanship Program were discussed there. IIRC, the training rifles all used box magazines and were marked "U.S." The 46B is very similar, but the posters at jouster.com can tell you more.

I have a 44 U.S. model - not the prettiest rifle, but it's also all steel and wood (I think the only plastic part is the trigger guard).

19 posted on 12/26/2004 10:19:48 AM PST by Cloud William (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: Cloud William; All

I have several of grandpappy's shotguns and was wanting info on them, but haven't found a decent info site. Anyone know of a site that gives date and value?


20 posted on 12/26/2004 10:42:53 AM PST by mtbopfuyn
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To: festus
I have a Mossberg 146B that I bought in the mid '50s that looks a lot like the 46B, only that it has a 26" barrel. It means that the long tubular magazine can hold 30 shorts!

Otherwise, it looks the same. I got it to be used as a competive target rifle. It's a real tack-driver.

21 posted on 12/26/2004 10:44:38 AM PST by nightdriver
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To: nightdriver
Ditto - I cleaned mine up and lapped the barrel, and it shoots as good as my son's Anchutz 2000
22 posted on 12/26/2004 11:25:20 AM PST by xcamel (Deep Red, stuck in a "bleu" state.)
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To: festus
whilst the groomsmen held me from fleein

...its' a fine southern tradition. ...for the groomsmen. :^)

23 posted on 12/26/2004 12:53:18 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: mtbopfuyn

Go to a decent book store and find a current copy of "The Blue Book of Gun Values".

If you're the seller, it's called patena. If you're the buyer, it's called rust.


24 posted on 12/26/2004 7:49:42 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems.)
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To: RtWngr

46B's..........them are kinda pointy ! Wear yer safety glasses !


25 posted on 12/26/2004 11:21:04 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Shooter 2.5

Thanks, didn't know there was a blue book for guns.


26 posted on 12/27/2004 8:47:45 AM PST by mtbopfuyn
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