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Old 10-09-2015, 11:58 AM
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re: lead-lapping barrels, I found this in Vic's book:



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In regard to "lead lapped barrels". I once asked Vic about this and he said one of the Moss. sons mentioned in a casual conversation that Moss. did lead lap barrels. However I do not know details and Vic did not seem to know either. Was it all rifles? just target rifles? when was it done?
I have been unable to find reference to it in Vic's book and there is no mention in any of Moss. catalogs or ads, that I have seen.
I did find this reference in The Book:

page 120, 2nd paragraph, after the untimely passing of Iver in 1945, referring to Alan and his apprenticeship in the factory:

"....Alan started out as a machine operator and eventually learned to operate all of the machines in the plant.
He straightened barrels - by hand and eye - and learned the process of lead-lapping the barrels. It was invaluable
preparation for leading the family business."

There may be more information about lead-lapping in The Book, I gotta re-read it before I say anything more.

Cheers! Y'All Have a Fun and Safe weekend !!

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Old 10-09-2015, 03:51 PM
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Very good of you to point that out & enlighten some of us!
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Old 10-11-2015, 07:51 PM
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regarding Vic and Cheryl's book

Thank you, Sir. Just trying to help.

I am amazed at the sheer volume of detail information in The Book. I always find something I missed whenever I re-read it.

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Old 10-11-2015, 08:05 PM
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Thanks for the info so far, Gents. I'm still no closer to deciding. Although I will admit that I may have narrowed my choice down to a 44US, 142, or 152. I went to the local gun show last weekend. I didn't see a single vintage Mossberg. I did get outbid on one on Gunbroker. I'll keep looking for sure. Please keep the recommendations coming!

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Old 10-12-2015, 08:29 AM
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If you do not mind the weight I would suggest you start with a 144 series, If you look around you can find one reasonable.
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:12 PM
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I still have the wards western field 36d (mossberg 26c) that my grandfather passed along to me as a kid. I added a scope over the years and by adjusting the action screw I found the sweet spot. I am usually able to hit golf balls at 75-100yrds with it
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