I have a very nice Mossberg 144, and it is marked 144, not 144LS, etc. However it has a round bolt handle that is double banded. It shoots superbly. Is it possible that the bolt is from a later model 144 like the LS, LS-A or LS-B? It came with a S-130 sight and it appears like it has never been removed.
I don't see a listing for 144 bolt handles on Havlin's or Numrich's website, which doesn't surprise me.
1. Anyone have an inkling where there might be a salvage 144 T-bolt handle or the entire bolt with handle?
2. Were there changes to the bolt itself that would preclude me swapping out my 144LS bolt handle with a 144 T-bolt handle?
This 144 shoots very very well and if I have to live with a 144LS bolt handle to shoot it accurately so be it, but I would like to have this near original if possible. Maybe a whole 144 bolt with handle would be better, I dunno.
Anyway I have enough to keep me busy rehabbing a 51M. Hope I get it to shoot as nice as my 151M.
Craig in Tennessee
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