View Full Version : Mossberg 185D-A: I have a stock & barrel question

my 185DA
June 21, 2012, 11:53 AM
How is a Mossberg 185D-A barrel attached to the receiver?
If it is threaded on to the receiver is left or right threads?
What torque is needed?

I have a barrel vice and a receiver wrench, however before I do anything I need to verify how it is attached so I will not damage anything.

On the stock, a pin is installed near the forearm, what function does it have? Is it a reenforcement pin?

Photographs would be helpful, I have searched the internet for photographs and I have not seen any that are helpful.

Thanks for any help.

my 185DA
June 22, 2012, 02:34 PM
:eek:WOW, I really have something that no one can help me on.

Thanks anyway.

June 22, 2012, 04:57 PM
You only gave it a day ;)

But there should be a manual on Mossbergs website that could hold your answer.

my 185DA
June 23, 2012, 01:26 AM
Been there done that, thanks.

June 23, 2012, 06:15 AM
Best site I have found in regards to this:

Might be worth giving them a call.

my 185DA
June 23, 2012, 08:33 AM
I gave them a call the other day and they did not know the answer, so I am going forward working on it. Thanks

June 23, 2012, 02:18 PM
IINM, the 185D-A model was produced for just one year (1950). Sorry, but, you can't be too surprised if there's not very much information nor interest in the gun today.

my 185DA
June 23, 2012, 09:18 PM
Actually the 185 was made from 1947 to 1964 with slight changes however the receiver stayed the same.