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Old March 22, 2010, 11:15 PM   #1
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Rifle Identification

just wondering if anyone has seen this rifle before and if so, what thoughts cross your mind.

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Old March 22, 2010, 11:40 PM   #2
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Thought association...

That snoble forehand reminds me of a Moose Jaw.
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Old March 23, 2010, 12:36 AM   #3
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I'm pretty sure it's a Mossberg from the 1950s or 1960s.

The finger groove grip is a dead giveaway.
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Old March 23, 2010, 12:42 AM   #4
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This is most likely a Mossberg 146B or a Mossberg 146B-A. They were made between 1949 and 1958, depending on model. It is a bolt action .22lr tube fed repeater, photo below which yours resembles.

Edit: Mike beat me to it.
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Old March 23, 2010, 01:08 AM   #5
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I agree with the older Mossberg. I have a Mossberg .22 my dad got for his 8th grade graduation (1960) that is very similar with the finger grooves that Mike Irwin pointed out.
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Old March 23, 2010, 02:25 AM   #6
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good trade or not?

wow i am surprised with the accuracy of the replies i must now ask if you guys think this would be a good trade if its not to much. i have a great condition model 916 smith and wesson 12 gauge stainless steel with only a few rounds thru it only thing is its missing the recoil pad i lost it.
im thinking of trading it for that rifle in the picture
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Old March 23, 2010, 04:33 AM   #7
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I bought a Mossberg 146B and a 3320BA each for $100 or less, both with peep sights. Don't give your shotgun away.
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Old March 23, 2010, 10:28 AM   #8
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If you want the Mossberg and don't want to keep the S&W shotgun, then it is a good even trade. The shotgun was an imported Howa from Japan, and isn't worth much on the market these days (or in those days as a matter of fact).
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Old March 23, 2010, 11:32 AM   #9
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Your shotgun is worth more than the rifle. It isn't worth that much more, so as long as you both walk away happy it's a good trade. I'd ask for some ammo to go with the rifle :-)

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Old March 23, 2010, 05:59 PM   #10
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ill post back on my decision but its a go if the other guy is in for it i think ill be happier with a 22 than a 12 ga just because ill use it more and cheap ammo
besides both of these guns are old as dirt anyway hahaha and ye the model 916 is like the s&w aborted fetus but mine is stainless oooooooh lol i really dont give much attention to door busters, im set on the 22 im gonna give it a go
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Old March 24, 2010, 07:20 PM   #11
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im the proud owner of a mossberg 146

man this is one fun rifle i love bolt action its way more sporting than automatics in my opinion. although there is a scope on this baby so not much of a chance for the prey.
personally although i have never seen a stainless model 916 before and i am the only person i know of or have seen even on the internet that has owned one, it was a good shotgun to me and the only action it will ever see is defensive, sadly it just collected dust in my house, i have a couple handguns that will do the trick as far as home defense is concerned.

i just wanted to thank everyone who participated in this thread and helped me make a move, no one can convince me it wasnt worth it because i am satisfied and going to have tons of fun for years to come with this old .22 btw its dead on accurate with the shorts i ran through, jammed once before i cleaned and oiled, after that i ran another box of shorts through it ( 50 rounds ) and not one jam.

Traded Stainless Steel S&W model 916 12 Ga
Mossberg 146 .22 S-L-LR bolt action tube fed rifle (500 LR) (450 Short)
box of hollow points and box of rat shot

Very Satisfied
Thank you all again
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Old December 6, 2012, 08:29 PM   #12
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Hey guys,

I know its been a while, but this is the most recent topic on this particular gun;

I'm trying to fix a buddy's Westernfield 820, and it looks reeeeeeeeally similar to a Mossberg 146b . Any chance someone could post a picture of the inside?

As in, pull the bolt back, take a photo of the interior? It has a feeding issue, and I don't know if parts are missing. That would probably be enough to tell me what it should look like

thanks folks
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Old December 7, 2012, 11:35 PM   #13
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I'd say its a Mossberg, but it could be marked with any one of several different "store brand" names.

They also made a very similar looking semi auto, too.
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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