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Old 07-31-2021, 08:25 PM
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Mossberg 342 Range Report

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Found a Mossberg 342 (No Suffix) at a garage sale several months ago. Other than a very light and easily removed patina of rust on the barrel, all metal was in good shape. The black plastic fold down forearm was bearing unevenly against the barrel, so free floated it as well as the wooden forearm back to the receiver. Then epoxy bedded the receiver and first inch of the barrel. Refinished the entire stock, ending with several coats of tung oil. The 342s were only made from 1957 to 1959, which makes my rifle just about 62 years old. Mossberg introduced their AC-KRO-GRUV rifling with their 300 series rifles. The rifle also came with Mossberg's clever magazine that is adjustable for short, long and long rifles cartridges. Finally took it to the range today. Used Blazer, Mini-mag, Velocitor and Eley Sport to function check and become familiar with the rather stiff trigger. Considering it's age and the age of the shooter, I was very happy with the rifle. The four types of ammunition grouped very close together giving a slightly less than two inch group at 50 yards. Next time out will try quality target ammo. Love those old Mossbergs.
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Old 08-08-2021, 08:50 AM
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would love to see the finished project?
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