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Mossberg 22 LR Rear Sights
  • Rear sight dove tails are 0.375" wide, rear barrel sights used a 8-40 UNEF screw size.
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No. 2 Rear sight (missing notched elevator)

  • Dovetail drives into the barrel slot, sight base attaches to dovetail with single screw. Elevation is adjusted with notched elevator. Windage adjusted by loosening a lock screw in leaf moving windage piece to desired location then retightening locking screw. Stamped steel and forged construction.
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S102 Rear sight



  • Dovetail drives into barrel slot; single screw attaches base to barrel; windage & elevation adjustable with knurled thumb wheels; stamped steel.
    Detailed Instructions
  • If the rifle shoots to the left, FIRST loosen windage lock nut (A) then turn windage screw (B) counter clockwise then TIGHTEN the windage lock nut. If the rifle shoots to the right, FIRST loosen windage lock nut (A) then turn windage screw (B) counter clockwise then TIGHTEN the windage lock nut. If the rifle shoots low, turn the elevation screw (C) counter clockwise to raise the leaf. If the rifle shoots high, turn elevation screw (C) clockwise to lower the leaf. The graduations on the elevation screw represent one minute adjustments, equivalent to 1" change of bullet impact at 100 yards, 1/2" at 50 yards or 1/4" at 25 yards.
  • How to time your S-102 rear sight.
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S-107 Rear sight



  • Sight attaches to barrel with 2 screws; sight has interchangeable rear sights, peep, V, square or flat top; loosen lock screw bring up desired sight retighten screw; same screw is used to adjust windage; elevation is adjusted with serrated ramps, stamped steel.
    Detailed Instructions
  • If the rifle shoots low , raise the leaf by moving the ELEVATION SLIDE "A" toward the rear. If the rifle shoots high, lower the leaf by moving the ELEVATION SLIDE "A" forward. If the rifle shoots to the right, loosen the SIGHTING PLATE SCREW "B" and move the the SIGHTING PLATE "C" to the left, then tighten the SIGHTING PLATE SCREW. If the rifle shoots to the left, loosen the SIGHTING PLATE SCREW "B" and move SIGHTING PLATE "C" to the right, then tighten the SIGHTING PLATE SCREW. To select the aperture, square or "V" notch simply turn the sighting plate.
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S-134 Rear sight

  • Sight attaches to barrel with 2 screws. Elevation adjustable with notched elevator. Windage adjustable by loosening a lock screw, make adjustment, retighten screw. Stamped steel construction.
    Detailed Instructions
  • If the rifle shoots LOW, raise the rear sight leaf by sliding the elevation slide to the rear. If the rifle shoots HIGH, lower the leaf by sliding the elevation slide forward. If the rifle shoots to the LEFT, loosen the windage sighting plate screw and move the windage sighting plate to the right and then tighten the screw. If the rifle shoots to the RIGHT, loosen the windage sighting plate screw and slide the windage sighting plate to the left and then tighten the screw.
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S-137 Rear sight



  • Sight attaches to barrel with 2 screws. Elevation adjustable with notched elevator. Windage adjustable by loosening a lock screw, make adjustment, retighten screw. Stamped steel construction.
    Detailed Instructions
  • If the rifle shoots LOW, raise the rear sight leaf by sliding the elevation slide to the rear. If the rifle shoots HIGH, lower the leaf by sliding the elevation slide forward. If the rifle shoots to the LEFT, loosen the windage sighting plate screw and move the windage sighting plate to the right and then tighten the screw. If the rifle shoots to the RIGHT, loosen the windage sighting plate screw and slide the windage sighting plate to the left and then tighten the screw.
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S-141 Rear sight


  • Sight dovetails into barrel slot, elevation with notched elevator. Elevation changes made by loosening locking screw, make adjustment, retighten screw. Stamped steel construction.
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2347 Rear sight

  • Mounts in barrel dovetail, single folding leaf. Adjustable for elevation by loosening a set screw and moving an inserting the leaf to make the desired setting.
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4505 Rear sight

  • Dove tailed into barrel, notched elevator for height adjustment, stamped steel.

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Timing the S-102 Rear Sight


  1. Use a wooden or plastic tool to pry the upper sight strap out of the base past the "EARS" on the rear. This will keep from scratching the bluing.
  2. Screw the wheel (counter clockwise) into the threaded hole in the top strap about ONE turn only. Check and see that it can't wobble out and the screw threads are engaged enough to hold it.
  3. Screw the small inner bolt ALL the way into the wheels threads and then BACK it out about 1/2 of a turn....so that the little protruding bar will line up with the open slot in the base piece.
  4. Using the wooden or plastic tool, pry the top strap back into line with the base so it settles back in between the "EARS" of the base. You will need to make sure the little protruding bar does not hit and get turned....so it will slip into the slot in the base.
  5. No you should be able to raise and lower the sight. The wheel should tighten up on the inner screw in time to keep it from becoming unthreaded from the top strap of the sight.
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Alternative Method of Timing the S-102 Rear Sight
  • Screw the inner screw all the way into the outer adjusting screw.
  • Lift the leaf with the nose of a Bic pen or equivalent about an 1/8 inch orso, no need to shift it out of line.
  • Screw the adjusting screw counterclockwise into the leaf about 1 full turn or until it is no longer jiggly and feels like it will fall out.
  • Then release the leaf letting it fall to it's natural position, continue turning the adjusting screw counterclockwise until the inner screw finds the notch, which should be no more than half a turn.
  • The sight is now set at it's lowest point and can be adjusted up. This of course can be done w/o removing the sight from the gun.

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Mossberg 22 LR Front Sights
  • Front sight dove tails are 0.375" wide, screw mount front sights use a 8-40 UNEF screw size.
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Ivory Bead Front Sight

  • Dovetails into barrel, all steel with ivory bead.
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No. 1 Ramp Front Sight


Note 1: Hood missing
Note 2: Patent #2030312 on above picture is same as #1A
  • Has dovetail that drives into barrel slot; ramped base screws to dovetail; has gold bead and removable hood.
  • US Patent #2030312
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No. 1A Ramp Front Sight



Note 1: Hood missing
Note 2: Patent #2030312 on above picture is same as #1
  • Has dovetail that drives into barrel slot; ramped base screws to dovetail; flip up blades and removable hood.
  • The No. 1A front sight is a revision to the No. 1 and shares the same patent #, as shown in the picture above.
  • US Patent #2030312
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S-101 Ramp Front Sight


Missing the hood
  • Same as S-106 below, except uses a screw to attach to barrel directly, no dovetail.
    Detailed Instructions
  • To change the front sight inserts, push down on the front sight spring S209 and slide the front sight hood S215 forward until it clears the inserts. Lift up the insert desired and turn down all others. Replace hood.
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S-106 Ramp Front Sight




  • Has dovetail that drives into barrel slot; ramped base screws to dovetail; sight has choice or 4 reticules, thin, thick, pin & ball, aperture; all reticules pivot on shaft running length of sight; sight has removable hood; stamped steel.
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S-109 Front Sight



  • Screws into barrel with one 8-40 UNEF screw; stamped steel, single post.
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S-121 Front Sight

  • Base is held in place by a shoulder on the gold bead front sight which screws into the barrel. The hood locks into the base with 4 small feet. Stamped steel construction.
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S-122 Front Sight

  • Dovetails into barrel, slotted for sight hood, used on early US Property 44 training rifles.
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S-133 Front Sight

  • Dovetails into barrel, gold bead, flat top Partridge blade.
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S-138 Front Sight
See Above (S-133)
  • Dovetails into barrel, pedestal configuration with gold bead.
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S-320 Ramp Front Sight

  • Dovetail that drives into barrel slot, the ramped base screws into the dovetail. The sight has choice of 2 reticules, pin & ball or aperture. Both reticules pivot on a screw headed shaft that runs perpendicular to the rifle bore through the sight base. The sight has removable hood, milled and stamped steel construction.
    Detailed Instructions
  • To change the front sight insert, loosen the lock screw on the side of the front sight. If the bead is in position, push it toward the rear of the rifle and the aperture will come up. If the aperture is in position, push it toward the muzzle and the bead will come up. After selecting the desired insert hold it in place and tighten the lock screw.
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Lyman 17a Globe front sight



  • First introduced in 1929 with 7 interchangeable inserts.

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Mossberg, Wards 22 LR Scopes – Page 1

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Model 6 with Wards No. 10 Mount






  • 4x, scope was made from 1935 to 1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube and is 15 3/8" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount.
  • US Patent #2061040
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Model 6A scope and Mount
  • 3x-6x, scope was made 1938-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube, 1" ocular lens and is 15 1/4" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount.
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Model 6C scope and Mount

  • 4x, scope was made 1935-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube and is 15 3/8" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. Micrometer click adjustments are made on the mount.
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Model 6R scope and Mount
  • 4x, scope was made 1935-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube, double reticule and is 15 3/8" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. Micrometer click adjustments are made on the mount.
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Model 6C8 scope and Mount
  • 4x or 8x, scope was made 1937-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube with interchangeable 4x or 8x brass eyepieces and is 15 3/4" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. Micrometer click adjustments are made on the mount.
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Model 6R8 scope and Mount
  • 4x or 8x, scope was made 1937-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube with interchangeable 4x or 8x brass eyepieces, double reticule and is 15 3/4" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. Micrometer click adjustments are made on the mount.
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Model L6C scope and Mount
  • 4x, scope was made 1935-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube and is 15 3/8" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. Micrometer click adjustments are made on the mount. This is the left handed version and all adjustments and mounting brackets are reversed.
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Model L6C8 scope and Mount
  • 4x or 8x, scope was made 1937-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube with interchangeable 4x or 8x brass eyepieces and is 15 3/4" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. Micrometer click adjustments are made on the mount. This is the left handed version and all adjustments and mounting brackets are reversed.
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Model 7R with 7C mount


  • 4x, double reticle, scope was made from 1937-1940. It had a 3/4" diameter tube and is 15.375" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount.
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Model 7A scope and Mount
  • 3x-6x, scope was made 1938-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube, 1" ocular lens and is 15 1/4" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount.
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Model 7C8




  • 4x or 8x, scope was made from 1937-1940. It had a 3/4" diameter tube with interchangeable 4x or 8x brass eyepieces and is 15.375" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount.
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Model 7R8 scope and Mount
  • 4x or 8x, scope was made from 1937-1940. It had a 3/4" diameter tube with interchangeable 4x or 8x brass eyepieces, double reticule and is 15.375" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount.
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Model 8a with Wards No. 20 Mount


  • 2.5x, scope was made from 1936 to 1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube and is 12 3/4" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount.
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Model 8a with No. 8a mount






  • 2.5x, scope was made from 1936 to 1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube and is 12 3/4" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount.
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Model L8A Scope and Mount
  • 2.5x, scope was made from 1936 to 1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube and is 12 3/4" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount. This is the left handed version and all adjustments and mounting brackets are reversed.
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Model 8A4 Scope and Mount
  • 4x, scope was made one year,1939. It has a 3/4" diameter tube and is 12 3/4" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount. This was a special order of 300 for Spiegel catalog.

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Mossberg, Wards 22 LR Scopes – Page 2
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Model 9 with No. 9 Mount

  • 2.5x, scope was made from 1938-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube and is 13" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount.
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Model L9 Scope and Mount
  • 2.5x, scope was made from 1938-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube and is 13" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount. This is the left handed version and all adjustments and mounting brackets are reversed.
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Model 9A with No. 9 Mount


  • Model 9A with 7C Mount
    Special thanks to Terry (aka bone) for the photo's

    3-6x variable scope, made from 1938-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube with 1.0" ocular lens and is 15.25" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount.
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Model L9A Scope and Mount
  • 3-6x variable scope, made from 1938-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube with 1.0" ocular lens and is 15.25" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount. This is the left handed version and all adjustments and mounting brackets are reversed.
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Model 9R with No.9 Mount



  • 4x, scope was made from 1938-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube, double reticule and is 15.375" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount.
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Model 9R8 Scope and Mount
  • 4x or 8x, scope was made from 1938-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube, with interchangeable 4x or 8x brass eyepieces, double reticule and is 15.375" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount.
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Model L9R Scope and Mount
  • 4x, scope was made from 1938-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube, double reticule and is 15.375" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount. This is the left handed version and all adjustments and mounting brackets are reversed.
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Model L9R8 Scope and Mount
  • 4x or 8x, scope was made from 1938-1940. It has a 3/4" diameter tube, with interchangeable 4x or 8x brass eyepieces, double reticule and is 15.375" long. It has no internal windage and elevation adjustments. The adjustments are made on the mount. This is the left handed version and all adjustments and mounting brackets are reversed.
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Model RF-1 Rangefinder Scope with No. R.F.1. Mount


Wards Model 2118 with 4M2118 Mount
  • 4x, scope made 1938-1942. It has 3/4" tube 15.375" long. External adjustments for windage and elevation. Sight through it, make an adjustment, and your elevation is set automatically.
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5M4 (M4 scope in No. 5 Mount)








  • 4x, scope made 1938-1965. It has 3/4" tube 15.75" long. External adjustments for windage and elevation. Marketed with No. 5 Mount.
    Thanks to Soldaboat for the last two photos!
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7M4 (M4 scope in No. 7 Mount)



  • 4x, scope made 1938-1965. It has 3/4" tube 15.75" long. External adjustments for windage and elevation. Marketed with No. 7 Mount.
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S74 Scope and Mount
  • 4x, scope made 1939-1942. It has 3/4" tube with 2.625" long bell extension with a 1" objective lens. External adjustments for windage and elevation. Marketed with No. 7 Mount. This was a special order of 2,300 for Spiegel catalog.
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S7M4 (Modified M4 Scope in a No. 7 Mount)
  • 4x, scope made 1940-1941. It has 3/4" tube with 2.625" long bell extension with a 1" objective lens. External adjustments for windage and elevation. Marketed with No. 7 Mount. This was a special order of 1,100 for Spiegel catalog.

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Mossberg, Wards 22 LR Scope Mounts – Page 1
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Mossberg No. 6






  • First mount offered starting 1935, 3/4". See below for parts breakdown.
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Wards No.10 same as Mossberg No.6

Photo with No.6 scope



  • First mount offered starting in 1935, 3/4".
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Mossberg No. 8a



  • Second mount offered starting in 1936, 3/4". See below for parts breakdown.
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Wards No. 20 same as Mossberg No. 8a

Photo with 8a scope



  • Second mount offered starting in 1936, 3/4".
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Mossberg No. 7 & 7C

  • Mount offered starting 1937, 3/4". The No. 7 mount fit proprietary Mossberg dovetailed barrel blocks. The No. 7C micrometer click mount fits standard Lyman and Unertl dovetailed target blocks. See below for parts breakdown.

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Mossberg, Wards 22 LR Scope Mounts – Page 2
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Mossberg No. 9 same as Wards 04M 2117A


  • Mount offered starting 1938, 3/4". See below for parts breakdown.
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Mossberg No. R.F.1 same as Wards 4M2118




  • Mount offered starting 1938, 3/4". See below for parts breakdown.
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No.5 low mount










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  • Mount offered starting 1938, 3/4". See below for parts breakdown.
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No.8 high mount

  • Mount offered starting 1938, 3/4". See below for parts breakdown.
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No.4 clamp on mount

  • Mount offered starting 1946, 3/4", designed for groove topped receivers.
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No.2 cast metal mount

  • Mount offered starting 1951, 3/4", designed to fit either round or octagonal barrels.
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Parts Breakdown.

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Mossberg 22 LR Targo Information – Page 1
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Targo Brochure





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  • Targo trap thrower recently sold on eBay 1/24/09 $382.77
  • Targo RA-1 adaptor recently sold on eBay 2/24/09 $113.50
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Targo salesman's case.




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Mossberg 22 LR Targo Information – Page 2
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Model 26T bolt action single shot.



  • Takedown, 22lr,l,s & shot shell. Plain pistol grip stock, swivels. No. S101 front sight and No. S102 rear sight. Smoothbore Targo tube and No. RA-1 rifle adapters; installed and removed with spanner wrench. Made 1940-1942. 873 manufactured.
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Model 42TR bolt action repeater.


  • Takedown, 22 lr & shot shell, 7-shot detachable box magazine. Weight 5.5 lbs. Pistol grip stock. No. S121 front sight, No. S102 rear sight. Smoothbore Targo tube and No. RA-1 rifle adapters; installed and removed with spanner wrench. 1940 - 3,575 units, 1941 - 2,088 units, 1942 - 918 units, total production 6,577 units. Made 1940-1942. Exploded View, Parts List Special thanks to Motsky for the photo (2).
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Model 42T bolt action repeater.

  • Takedown, 22 lr & shot shell, 7-shot detachable box magazine. Weight 5.5 lbs. Pistol grip stock. No. S121 front sight with no sight hood, no rear sight. Smoothbore Targo tube; installed and removed with spanner wrench. Made late 1940's. Special thanks to Mosscoll for the photo.
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Model B42T bolt action repeater.

  • Takedown, 22 lr & shot shell, 7&15-shot detachable box magazine. Weight 5.5 lbs. Pistol grip stock, sling swivels, metal butt plate with trapdoor for spare magazine. No. S121 front sight, No. S102 rear sight. Smoothbore Targo tube and No. RA-1 rifle adapters; installed and removed with spanner wrench. Made 1940's.
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Model 320TR bolt action single shot.




  • 22 lr,l,s & shot shell, single shot with automatic safety. Weight 6.5 lbs. Walnut stock with Monte Carlo stock, pistol grip, sling swivels. No. S138 front sight, No. S141 rear sight. Smoothbore Targo tube and No. RA-1 rifle adapters; installed and removed with spanner wrench. Total production 962 units. Made 1961-1968.
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Model 340TR bolt action repeater.



  • 22 lr,l,s & shot shell 7 shot detachable box magazine. Weight 6.5 lbs. Monte Carlo stock, pistol grip, sling swivels. No. S138 front sight, No. S141 rear sight. Smoothbore Targo tube and No. RA-1 rifle adapters; installed and removed with spanner wrench. Total production 2,026 units. Made 1961-1968. Special thanks to Motsky for the photos.

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Mossberg, Wards 22 LR Scopes – Page 3
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8M4 (M4 scope in No. 8 Mount)






  • 4x, scope made 1938-1965. It has 3/4" tube 15.75" long. External adjustments for windage and elevation. Marketed with No. 8 mount.
    Thanks to Soldaboat for the last two photos!
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M4b
  • 4x, scope was made in 1946. It has 3/4" diameter tube 14.5" long. Two piece internal eyepiece tube with separate nut, replacement of front focusing bell with adjustment screw and plate, micrometer click adjustment for windage and elevation, no graduated yardage indicator.
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M4c





  • 4x, scope was made in 1949. It has 3/4" diameter tube 14.5" long. One unit internal eyepiece tube with integral retaining ring replacing separate tube and nut combination.
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M4d

  • 4x, scope was made 1952. It has 3/4" diameter tube 14.5" long. Change in internal adjustments, recessed click screws with coin slot groove, change in reticule housing. As changes occurred, the new designations became: 5M4a, 8M4c, 7M4b, etc.
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1a25 2.5-5x C-Lect-Power



  • 2.5x to 5x, scope was made 1955-1965. It has a 13/16" diameter tube 12" long.

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Mossberg, Wards 22 LR Scopes – Page 4
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2M4c (M4c in No. 2 Mount)

  • 4x, scope was made in 1951-1965. It has 3/4" diameter tube 14.5" long. One unit internal eyepiece tube with integral retaining ring replacing separate tube and nut combination. Marketed with No. 2 mount.
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2M4d (M4d in No. 2 Mount)


  • 4x, scope made 1951-1965. It has 3/4" tube 14.5" long. External adjustments for windage and elevation. Marketed with No. 2 mount.
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4M4c (M4c in No. 4 Mount)


  • 4x, scope was made in 1946-1965. It has 3/4" diameter tube 14.5" long. One unit internal eyepiece tube with integral retaining ring replacing separate tube and nut combination. Marketed with No. 4 mount.
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4M4d (M4d in No. 4 Mount)

  • 4x, scope made 1946-1965. It has 3/4" tube 14.5" long. External adjustments for windage and elevation. Marketed with No. 4 mount.
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Mossberg 22 Rimfire Models & Specifications – Models 620 through 802
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Model 620K single shot hammerless bolt action rifle.

  • 22 R.F. Magnum, single shot. 24" barrel. Weight 6 lbs. Monte Carlo stock with cheekpiece, pistol grip, sling swivels. Made 1959-1960.
  • 620K-A made 1960-1968.

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Model 640K "Chuckster" hammerless bolt action rifle.


  • 22 R.F. Magnum, 5 shot box type detachable magazine. 24" barrel. Weight 6 lbs. Monte Carlo stock with cheekpiece, pistol grip, sling swivels. No. S133 front sight, No. 4504 rear sight, receiver drilled for S330 receiver sights, receiver grooved for scope mounting. Made 1959-1960.
  • 640K-A made 1960-1968. Change in firing pin.
  • 640K-D made 1969-1985. Plain stock. 2347 rear sight.
  • 640T made1976. Birch stock.
  • 640S made1985. Scoped

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Model 640KS hammerless bolt action rifle.


  • Deluxe version of 640K. 22 R.F. Magnum, 5 shot box type detachable magazine. 24" barrel. Weight 6 lbs. Select walnut Monte Carlo stock with cheekpiece, pistol grip, hand checkering, sling swivels. Gold plated front sight, rear sight elevator, and trigger. No. S133 front sight, No. 4504 rear sight, receiver drilled for S330 receiver sights, receiver grooved for scope mounting. Made 1960-1968. 2,395 Produced.

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Disassembly/Assembly of Mossberg 640K Rifle
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Model 640M Hammerless bolt action rifle.


  • 22 R.F. Magnum, 5 shot box type detachable magazine. 18.25" barrel. Weight 6 lbs. Monte Carlo comb with cheekpiece, pistol grip, full length Mannlicher stock, sling swivels. No. S133 front sight, No. 4504 rear sight, receiver drilled for S330 receiver sights, receiver grooved for scope mounting. Out of 250,000 640 models produced 9116 were model M. Made 1970-1972.

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Model 642K hammerless bolt action rifle.

  • 22 R.F. Magnum, 5 shot box type detachable magazine. 18.5" barrel. Weight 6 lbs. Monte Carlo stock with cheekpiece, pistol grip, forearm with black Tenite extension that pulls down to form hand grip. No. S133 front sight, No. 4504 rear sight, receiver drilled for S330 receiver sights, receiver grooved for scope mounting. Made 1960-1964.

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Model 702 "Plinkster" auto loading rifle.

  • 22 lr, 10 shot detachable magazine. 18" free floating barrel, 8 groove, 1 in 16" RH twist. Weight 4.1 lbs. Automatic bolt lock. Crossbolt safety. Aluminum alloy receiver. Black synthetic stock (along with Dura-Wood, Carbon Fiber and Mossy Oak Break-Up Synthetic stocks). Receiver grooved to accept 3/8" scope mounts. Fold-down rear sight allows up to 32mm objective diameter scope. Made 2004-Present. "Bantum" Scoped youth rifle, same as above except with 4x scope and 12.25" stock. Made 2006-Present.
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Model 802 "Plinkster" bolt action rifle.

  • 22 lr, 10 shot detachable magazine. 18" free floating barrel, 8 groove, 1 in 16" RH twist. Weight 4.1 lbs. Aluminum alloy receiver. Black synthetic stock. Receiver grooved to accept 3/8" scope mounts. Fold-down rear sight allows up to 32mm objective diameter scope. Made 2006-Present.

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Mossberg 22 LR US Property 44 Information
NOTE: The images from these pages of Damguy’s site were not recoverable. Please feel free to send them to me if you have them saved and I will add them.

Links to other sites
David B. Horvath's CMP Mossberg US 44 FAQ

M-44 US Mossberg Disassembly by HoosierDaddy

Model 44US Disassembly/Reassembly
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PICTURES MISSING
Special thanks to FRANK A ,U.S.ARMY retired for the photo's of his Mossberg from CMP very close to new, it's a 44US(a) D&T, SN#139997
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Doug P reports both the fire and safe buttons were replaced with rivets on his 44US(a) S/N 142,2XX.

Paul has recently discovered 2 ODCMP US44's with rivets in place of the safety buttons. Speculation is this was done by an armorer sometime in the rifles life, using steel rivets (see below, I had originally thought they were aircraft aluminium), S/N's of rifles are 160,XXX range and 166,XXX range. If anyone with US44 with this modification could e-mail with the S/N it would be appreciated. Thanks Paul for bringing this to our attention.
PICTURES MISSING
Dennis J has a 44US parkerized with S/N 116320. See below pics. The buttons on this one are steel not aluminum as I put a magnet to them. My son has the NWSC0002 (you recently posted this in the NWSC section) and I believe it also has metal buttons.
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I recently obtained some of my fathers mementos from his days in the Navy (Korean War Veteran USS Block Island CVE-106) and came across some US44 photographs and information that I thought maybe interesting. All photos are from the US Naval Training Center Great Lakes, IL; Companies 297-298 from 1949.

Pop, Company 298, 1949
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Each recruit learns to fire a rifle and pistol. An M-1 rifle is issued to each man in the company for the use in learning the firing positions. Actual fire in the rifle range buildings is done with .22 rifles and .45 pistols. Check out those Mossys!!
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Mossberg 22 LR US Property 44 Production Numbers, Dates & Contract Numbers
Thanks to Hagar for the following Info!
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44US CONTRACTS
Date-----------Contract-------------------Quantity------Unit $--------Serial Numbers
01/21/1943-----W-478-ORD-3125---------14,500--------$16.65---------100,001-114,500
03/01/1943-----W-478-ORD-3293---------7,000----------$14.65--------114,501-121,500
05/01/1943-----W-478-ORD-3675---------10,380--------$14.65--------121,501-131,880
1943*----------------------------------------------------------------------131,881-134,997
1943*----------------------------------------------------------------------135,001-135,500
10/15/1943*----W-19-059-ORD-305------3,421----------$??.??--------135,591-138,921
01/31/1944-----W-19-059-ORD-622-------Parts----------$3,725.25----Entire Lot
01/31/1944-----W-19-059-ORD-1627-----12,527--------$14.65--------139,922-152,448
08/31/1944-----W-19-059-ORD-1734-----13,200--------$14.65--------152,449-165,648
01/03/1945*----W-19-059-ORD-2378----10,500---------$??.??---------165,649-177,948

*Due to contract cutbacks and cancellations, serial numbers 131,881-134,997 and 135,001-135,500 and 135,591-138,921 and 165,649-177,948 produced, but never issued.
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Speculation on Drilled and Tapped Receivers
The theory is that some M44US receivers were drilled and tapped for scope mounting even though the Government contracts never called for them. Also some rifles that were drilled and tapped were marked M44US and some were marked M44US(a). Although the rifles marked M44US(a) do not have all of the civilian features, mainly the adjustable trigger. The guess on the serial number range on the drilled and tapped receivers are ~140,000-144,000. This means that roughly 4,000 rifles were produced with the drilled and tapped receivers.

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Mossberg 22 LR Naval Weapons Center Crane (NWSC) US Property 44 Information

Originally posted by Douglas on CSP Smallbore Forum thanks to Cass for the repost
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NWSC research complete
Posted By: Douglas
Date: Tuesday, 29 May 2001, at 11:22 a.m.

After almost six months of trying to find out the providence of the Mossberg M44 rifles with NWSCXXXX serial numbers, I am happy to finally report my results. I wish to thank the following people for their assistance in this endeavor: Mr. Jim Scott, the Manager of the Weapons Department at NSWC Crane, Ms. Kay McKelvey of the Defense Logistics Information Service, Ms. Marla Faulkner at CMP, and last but not least everyone who provided me with known serial numbers.

NWSC stood for Naval Weapons Support Center. Crane (Southwestern Indiana) was originally a Naval Ammunition Depot from 1941 until 1976 or 1977 when it became NWSC. That name stayed until the early 1990's when it became part of NSWC, Naval Surface Warfare Center. They track all Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard small arms by serial number. The majority of their overhaul work is for Navy customers but they do occasionally provide support for the other services.

It is believed that Crane took possession of these rifles before or shortly after the Gun Control Act of 1968. Before this Act was passed, there was no requirement for .22 caliber rifles to be serial numbered. At the time, the only record kept was an inventory of how many they had, no serial numbers were recorded. Center fire arms were treated in the same manner. Don't forget, this was before the widespread use of computers and this type of record keeping would have been a monumental task. After GCA'68, all this changed, .22s were required to have serial numbers and record keeping by serial number was required.

These rifles were reworked at Crane sometime before 12 September, 1977 when they were sent to DRMO, Defense Reutilization Marketing Office. At the time of rework most were parkerized, and since there was no record of M44s by serial number, it is believed that the decision to grind off the existing number and start from scratch was the easiest and most cost effective thing to do. So they just started with NWSC0001 and continued consecutively through the entire quantity at hand.

I have documented as the lowest number NWSC0002 and the highest number NWSC3565. Based on that, I believe at least 3565 M44s were at one time in Crane's possession and reworked there. Unfortunately, I ran into a brick wall in trying to find out the exact number and where they went after they left Crane. This kind of information can only be obtained from the Freedom of Information Office, and it is not free. This information is not on computer and must be manually searched for, looking through boxes. I gave the FOI a few serial numbers to research and they told me my expense would be at least $136 for just these few. They also told me I would probably be disappointed with the result. I chose not to spend the money. I asked FOI the following questions:

What is the date Crane first came into possession?

From what customer did Crane receive them?

The serial number range that went to DRMO?

Where did they go when they left DRMO?

From what banch of service did CMP receive them?

In conclusion, it is a pretty safe bet that Crane had at least 3565 M44s that were renumbered and that the rework was done sometime around 1976/1977. It can also be said that they had less than 9999 since all the known numbers are four digit. Also of interest is the fact that before 1968, small arms in the military were not tracked by serial number, just quantity. While some units or armories may have recorded serial numbers, it was not common practice or required.

I hope this helps to determine what NWSC stands for and how they came to be.
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Mossberg 22 LR US Property 144 Information
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  • US144 similar to the 144 civilian issue. U.S. Government had contracts for these rifles from 1949 to around 1960 and were used by the Army, Navy, Air Force and ROTC as training rifles. US144 purchased from CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program). Redfield 75 rear sight and Redfield 60's series globe front sight. Note the blacked out elevation slide, from his experience this maybe something to do with military contracts as the civilian versions seem to be bright and shiny. Front hand stop courtesy of Vic Havlin, magazine was picked up on e-Bay. Special thanks to 'Texas Exile' for the photo's and write up.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TECHNICAL MANUAL
RIFLE, CALIBER .22: MOSSBERG, MODEL 144US
W/E (TRAINING GRADE) (1005-183-5957)

TM 9-1005-206-14P/4
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Mossberg 22 LR US Property 42M-B Information

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In June 1941 O.F. Mossberg received the first government prime contract for a .22 caliber training rifle. That rifle was the model 42M-B bolt action repeater.






  • 22 s, l, lr, 7 shot detachable boxed magazine. 23" barrel. Weight 6.75 lbs. Plain two-piece birch Mannlicher type stock with walnut finish, pistol grip and quick detachable swivels. No. 4 micro click receiver sight, No. S101 hooded ramp front sight. S102 rear sights were on early production models but discontinued as the military removed them. "United States Property" stamped on barrels and receivers. Most rifles were sent to Britain under the "Lend Lease" program and British Proof Marks abound on these specimens. The 42M-B's were serial numbered 2,501 to 46,000. This was the first time Mossberg used serial numbers since the "Letter" designated rifles. After the war most of the "lend Lease" rifles were returned to the United States and some were returned "Sporterized", with various British so called "improvements". See Micro Click Sights for a Parker Hale example.
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42MB(a) Lend Lease Navy






Hand filed large arrow with the letter "N" next to it designates Navy service.
Crown over initials BNP indicate Birmingham Proof House.
.22LR .610" indicates caliber of rifle.
8 TONS PER rectangle symbol indicates Nitro Proof.
Crossed flags separated by 3 letters indicates date stamp.
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42MB Lend Lease with Sentencing Marks


  • A question was asked as to the reason for the paint daubs, here is the answer: The daubs are sentencing marks indicating that it was examined and found wanting for something but it was good enough to store pending repair. It could be as simple as a missing sight or it does not have the latest upgrade. The Mossberg's were factory rebuilt in 1948 and fitted with Parker Hale rear sights. Yours may have been scheduled for the upgrade and was surplused out before it could be done. Rifles having been updated to the post war specification have the wartime code for the upgrade company and year date stamped on the receiver ring. They wanted a receiver sight as the .22s were to duplicate the sighting setup on the No.4 rifle. Thanks Mossberman for the photo's and information.
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42M-B Production Numbers, Dates and Contract Numbers
Date-------------Contract Number--------Quantity-------Unit Price-------Serial Number
06/30/1941--------DAW-478-ORD-9--------10,000-----------$10.00----------2501-10000
06/12/1941*-------DAW-478-ORD-187-----8,000------------$12.00----------10001-18000
03/27/1942--------DAW-478-ORD-439------20,000----------$13.49----------18001-18001A & 18002-37999
06/22/1942--------DAW-478-ORD-531------Parts------------$4,258.00
01/01/1943**-----W-478-ORD-3077--------5,000-----------$13.49-----------38001-43000
03/01/1943**-----W-478-ORD-3239--------3,000-----------$13.49-----------43001-46000

*Contract delayed while rifles were serial numbered.
**Some rifles were stamped 42M-B(a) due to an extractor change.
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