Mossberg Model 44B

The Mossberg 44B was a rifle built before the war. The 44B was the Framework for the 44US Which was actually made for the sole purpose of troop us. The 44B featured a deluxe, genuine walnut stock with long beaver tail and cheek piece
Date of Design (year): 
1943
Length (mm): 
1092.2
Barrel Length (mm): 
406.4
Weight Empty (kg): 
3.85
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The Mossberg 44B was a rifle built before the war. The 44B was the Framework for the 44US Which was actually made for the sole purpose of troop us. The 44B featured a deluxe, genuine walnut stock with long beaver tail and cheek piece

The real story is in the Mossberg 44US. The 44US was designed exclusively for the war department as a target trainer, intended solely for use by U.S. troops. It was adapted from the pre-war 44B model, and included adaptations like those made to the 42MB -- made mostly to keep costs down. The war department wanted an accurate, dependable, heavy-barreled trainer, and was willing to sacrifice cosmetic detail to make it affordable. While the 44B featured a deluxe, genuine walnut stock with long beavertail and cheek piece, the 44US stock was plain, usually birch with walnut finish. The four-position (adjustable) front swivel plate was removed, and both front and rear swivels were fixed, on the 44US. The hooded front sight was replaced by a plain post, the rear sight was the S-100, originally adjustable forward and back through four sets of screw positions (later reduced to three and then two). The first batch was shipped with Lyman 57MS receiver peep hole sights.

Some Identifying marks of the 44B are
* US PROPERTY marked on barrel, receiver
* Serial Number on barrel, receiver
* Ordnance ball cartouche stamped in stock
* U.S. stamped in stock (in some instances)

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 8:10 PM

sytasyn_syn

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Mossberg44B

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 3:34 PM

Anonymous

cool

i actually have a 44B that my wifes grandfather purchased new in 1939.it was passed down to her dad then to her then to my son.i recently restored it(refinished the wood,reblued the metal)this gun was used as a farm gun since it was new.

5 years 45 weeks ago, 3:44 PM

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Nothing like a great story for a family heirloom. It looks heavy for a .22 caliber, how does it shoot?

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 3:54 PM

Anonymous

shoots very well

it seems to me that it was an early match gun with the peep sights and the heavy stock.not really set up for hunting.but my in laws used it for predators on the farm and as the butcher gun.kind of a shame to use such a nice piece for that but hey they are farmers

5 years 45 weeks ago, 3:57 PM

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I've got

I've got a Mossberg model 152 .22lr rifle. Great shooting little gun. Came from my grandfather. The coolest thing about it is the forestock folds down as a vertical grip.

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 4:04 PM

Anonymous

Mossberg Model 152 Auto Loading Carbine
Cal:.22LR
Seven round detachable box magazine. 18 inch barrel. Weight:5 Lbs
Sights:peep rear;military type front.
Monte Carlo stock with pistol grip,hinged forearm pulls down to form hand grip,sling mounted on swivels on left side of stock. Made 1948 to 57

alot of these older mossbergs like yours and the one i have were made to compete in competitions hence the peep sights and stock styles,they are great guns that always work even when are dirty.not to mention quite accurate too!they dont build em' like this anymore

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Mossberg Model 44B Info

Category:
Rifles
Manufacturer:
Mossberg
Type:
Bolt-action
Size:
Long Rifle
Caliber:
.22
Barrel Length:
16in
Frame/Material:
Blued Steel
Capacity:
7 rounds
Sights:
Front Sight-Hooded front blade Rear Sight-S-100 receiver peep

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