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Old 09-15-2017, 03:23 PM
Blockhead Blockhead is offline
 
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Default Mossberg 42 in Normandy?

I run across all sorts of war relics here in Europe. One I saw recently has me a bit perplexed. It's reputed to be a Mossberg 42M bolt found in the Normandy battle area. My question is why would it have ended up there? Possibly Lend-lease to the Brits, and if so were the Brits training soldiers on the continent following the invasion?

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Old 09-15-2017, 05:28 PM
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Looks to be from a P14 or a M17.
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Old 09-15-2017, 05:32 PM
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Correct, that is mot a 22rimfire bolt, look at the bolt face.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:18 AM
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Default Not a .22 Mossberg

While I think that looks like a partial M1917 bolt, I can tell you that it is most certainly not a Mossberg 42 or similar bolt. The M42 bolt, and most Mossberg bolts in my experience do not have locking lugs such as that depicted here.

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Old 09-16-2017, 07:34 AM
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Thanks guys! I don't have access to my rifles so I couldn't/can't do a comparison. Makes more sense that it would be a P14 or M1917.
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:20 PM
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that would be your P14 bolt if used by the UK.
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