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Old 02-25-2021, 09:48 PM
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Difference btwn a 46m and a 146m



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Have a 146 with the T bolt and want to make it a Mannlicher. Watching auction sites and the 46M comes up for sale often. The 146 has a grooved receiver for a scope but what else is different? Will the wood from a 46 transfer to a 146? What does the front stock piece screw to? Thanks, Larry
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:29 PM
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Never really measured them, but both have a different action and rcvr. Similar but different. If I recall right, I believe the barrel is also longer on the 146. But I like the ideal.
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:37 PM
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46m-146

i have both the 46m,ma,mb,and the 146b and 146ba ..i get a chance tomorrow ill check everything and post for you
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Old 02-26-2021, 10:21 AM
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Interesting project! I look forward to hearing the progress.
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Old 02-26-2021, 07:56 PM
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Thanks Don, sounds like you have a nice collection of Mossbergs. I almost sold the 146 but the T bolt is neat. I like Mannlicher stocked guns so I figured I’d make one the way I like it. This thing shoots great also, fun to spend time with. This one will go with the CZ 627 Mannlicher in 223 with a single set trigger. Hope this works out, Larry

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Old 02-26-2021, 10:05 PM
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Need to know what the front for-end screw toward the muzzle attaches to. Think I may have found a nice stock but the front hardware may not be with it and need to see if something can be made up. Thanks, Larry
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The biggest problem I see it how will you mount the forearm to the 146. The 146 uses a spacer between the barrel and feeder tube. Meaning you would have to get an old style tube and a tube hanger from a 46M. Then you would have to drill and tap the barrel to accept the tube hanger.

Or use a 46B barrel band up front, but then you would have to modify the forearm to accept the barrel band.
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:18 PM
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Bone, I think you hit it right on the nose. Took the stock off the 146 and the forward stock screw by the swivel attaches to a barrel band. Just need to locate one, will start searching soon. Think a 146M with a T bolt will look cool. If anyone hears about a 146 barrel band for a reasonable price, let me know. Gonna check Havlin & Numrich and eBay. Looks like itís slowly heading to reality, Larry
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:25 PM
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Well if you replace the 146 stock with a M stock, you will already have a barrel band to use. The M models do not use a forward band.
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Old 02-28-2021, 09:26 AM
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Bone you are correct. Lots of searching and lookin at pictures revealed what you know. Will order the stock today, a plus is itís decent lookin wood. Thatís great all I need is time, Larry
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If possible, take a few pictures and keep us updated on the progress. I like the ideal, to bad I already gave my beater 146 away.
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Old 02-28-2021, 06:37 PM
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Just played and saw how to post pics. Knew about this gun for about 3 years from a friend at one gun show. Kept saying ďyou donít need itĒ. Talked to him on the phone one day and asked if he still had it and he said yes. It stood out because of the nice wood and excellent condition made around 1950ish. Turned out to be a great shooter also, Larry
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Larry that is a great looking rifle.
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Larry that is a great looking rifle.

I like it very much,also.
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Old 03-01-2021, 07:15 PM
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It is a nice gun, thanks for the comments. Thatís why it haunted me for abt 3 years. Does anyone make replacement stocks for Mossberg 46/146 rifles? I searched but found nothing, Larry
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