Mossberg is one of the oldest gun manufacturing companies in the US. The company was established in 1919 by Oscar F. Mossberg, an immigrant from Sweden. He is a known inventor and with his skills, he successfully established a business as a gun manufacturer. He started his business by producing Brownie - a simple pistol with a firing 4-shot firing ability. It’s a very simple gun but currently one of the most sought after pistols of collectors.
The company slowly expanded their operations in 1922. This was the year the company released its first rifle. Called Model K, it was a .22 caliber rifle which is also a collector’s item. During that time, the company is not well invested yet for military guns. But that changed during WWII. The demand for firearms prompted the company to dedicate their entire resources for the military. After the war the company slowly shifted from military to producing civilian guns. By 1967, the company is 20% for military and 80% for civilians. The company continues to produce firearms today for both the military and civilians. It is currently under the leadership of fourth generation Mossberg.
A very successful series of shotguns, the Mossberg 500 comes in a great variety of forms aimed for military and civilian purposes. It’s a series of short range rifles measures from 14 to 28 inches in barrel length. The smallest Mossberg 500 version is the 590 Compact and the longest are customized barrels for Mossberg 500 shotguns.
The shotgun comes in three calibers: .410 bore, 12 and 20-gauge. The internal tube of Mossberg has the maximum capacity of eight rounds. There are also accessories available specifically for the Mossberg 500 to improve performance as well as customization.
Mossberg 500 could also be used as a launcher using a blank shotgun bullet. It could be launched as far as 100meter and could be integrated with a small rope for retrieval.
The Mossberg rifles are well known for their simplicity and the ability to handle recoil. Instead of parts that could be separated, some parts of rifles are integrated so that they could be easily handled. The cylinder, vent-system and piston are attached together during factory manufacturing. The recoil could be handled as the barrel is attached during factory production. You should be able to handle the fire and prepare for second shot faster.
Magazine reloading is also very easy as it uses button to release the magazine. There are also available barrels for different purposes for sports, hunting and the military. Like most Mossberg guns, the buttstock is made of wood which eases handling.
ATR Night Trains
ATR night trains are rifles with precisions scopes also produced by Mossberg. The rifle is integrated with scopes specifically built for different users. They also come with foldable bi-pod with slings that could handle the relatively heavy rifle. The high powered lens also comes with a lens protector. ATR Night Trains have the power of Mossberg rifles with a good scoping ability.