Dec 13, 2015

Just another old Mossberg

I've sometimes mentioned my weakness for old Mossberg .22s, the price-point builds from mid-century. We  cheapskates who like them tend to be a little apologetic for the apparent penuriousness this implies.

But, then, there's my buddy Genius Jeff.

Once delivered to his shop as woodless and near-worthless junk.

A little case-hardening...

A little polish and blue work. 

All topped off with a period-correct tang peeper.

The wood speaks for itself on this Mossy Model L, a falling block, .22 rimfire single-shot with a lever that would have made John Wayne nod in approval.


Anonymous said...

Purty. Mighty purty.

NotClauswitz said...

Love the old falling-block look, kinda like a Martini-Henry! Merry Christmas Eve to you!

Jim said...

It does a have a faint scent of Rourke's Drift about it, doesn't it?

And Merry Christmas to you, too.


Anonymous said...

Oh, man, if it was only 32/20///