I grew up hunting with a Mossberg 44USb. It weighed 9 1/2 pounds and had micrometer adjustable receiver sights. It had three front sights, a bead, a flat topped post, and a second aperture. You could slide the front hood off and swing up the desired one. Putting the hood back on locked it in place. The 44USb was produced in 1946 and 1947. It was a military training rifle. Its weight never bothered me as a kid roaming our farm and the land around it.
My brother let his ex son in law basically steal it. I really hated to lose that gun. I picked up one of the 44US mentioned above a few years ago but it just wasn't the same. I traded it off.
(Luke 11:21 KJV) When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
(Luke 22:36 KJV) Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.