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hellcat1944 01-19-2020 06:09 PM

Mossberg 42MB(a) value
Good evening all,
Attended a small gun show today and a gentlemen had a Mossberg 42MB(a) for sale. Blueing on metal parts was very good(8/10) Front sight was hooded and it had a Mossberg No4 peep-sight on the rear. Wood stock was in excellent condition, no dings, dents, etc.(9/10). Had correct clip/magazine. Gentlemen was asking $225.00 for it. What say you...yea or nea? I got his info, so i can call him and tell him if i am interested or not in rifle. Wish I understood how to post pics on here. Imgur wont allow pics from a tablet! Thanks for your input.

i1afli 01-19-2020 07:22 PM

Was it U.S. Government marked on top of the barrel? If so then sounds like a pretty good deal, and if he’s asking $225 then you may be able to get it for even less.

hellcat1944 01-19-2020 08:07 PM

Yes, it was stamped US Property in two locations. In front, or on, the receiver(dont remember) and on the forward third of the barrel. Along with the serial number, in both locations.

Frederick 01-19-2020 11:05 PM

A gentleman would not ask more than $200.

39chevy 01-22-2020 07:33 AM

based on condition..think that is a more than fair price..did it have the correct buttplate that held a spare mag?..

hellcat1944 01-22-2020 08:34 AM

Hmmm... was not aware of that feature! Will have to check/ask seller about that. Thanks for the info

edlmann 01-22-2020 09:25 PM


Originally Posted by hellcat1944 (Post 1904816)
Hmmm... was not aware of that feature! Will have to check/ask seller about that. Thanks for the info

Very common for the trapdoor to break off.

hellcat1944 01-23-2020 06:57 AM

Would anyone have a pic of the buttplate with this feature? I would appreciate it.

ZvenoMan 01-23-2020 08:45 PM

Here's mine, never took a pic of the buttplate

39chevy 01-24-2020 06:07 AM

actually the butt plate with the door for the spare mag was earlier production..they went to the regular type butt plate mid production and believe they ended production mid can check for british proof marks to see if your rifle ever went across the pond...

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