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Old 03-21-2014, 07:40 AM   #1
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Default Bolt Action Shotguns.

i wanted to start a thread dedicated to nothing but bolt action shotguns. the brand doesn't matter, just that it's a bolt action shotgun.

i got an older Mossberg 20 ga. bolt action last year that i refinished the stock on, and it got the bug in me going to own more of them. my first repeater shotgun years ago was a bolt action in 12 ga.

history, pictures and information on all of them.

miy current one is a Mossberg 385T model with a 28" barrel and improved cylinder choked barrel. i'll add pictures later when i can.

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My first shotgun was a Mossberg bolt gun. It was and always shall be my last bolt action shotgun. I found they were abominable handling guns, practically useless for wingshooting. It's not for no reason that except for specialty slug guns they are no longer made.

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My first shotgun was a Mossberg bolt gun. It was and always shall be my last bolt action shotgun. I found they were abominable handling guns, practically useless for wingshooting. It's not for no reason that except for specialty slug guns they are no longer made.
My Mossberg is actually pretty fast and smooth handling.

As for why they are no longer made, it was mostly due to the pump action becoming cheaper, and more popular.
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I have a Marlin Goose gun that I use for turkey shoots. It has won an eighteen wheeler load of hams, turkeys and other prizes.

Away from a turkey shoot the goose gun is pretty useless. It has been a couple years since I have shot in a turkey shoot. I don't mind donating money to charity but I will have no part of the for profit turkey shoot.

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You mean like this ?.............

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A HUGE percentage of the bolt action shotguns will be Mossbergs. They were not fancy, they were not sexy, but they were reliable, durable guns- typically the gun of the mechanic, storekeeper, farmer- and especially the first shotgun for a young shooter.

Follow up shots can usually be timed with a good calendar, but for one shot they usually do well.

H&R had the Gamester, Mossberg the 80, 180 and 380 series. And our own DIYguy, the old gun restoring fan just did a great job of salvaging a bolt action Mossberg that I would have thought beyond saving. Many of those guns were stocked with some fairly nice walnut.

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A HUGE percentage of the bolt action shotguns will be Mossbergs. They were not fancy, they were not sexy, but they were reliable, durable guns- typically the gun of the mechanic, storekeeper, farmer- and especially the first shotgun for a young shooter.

Follow up shots can usually be timed with a good calendar, but for one shot they usually do well.

H&R had the Gamester, Mossberg the 80, 180 and 380 series. And our own DIYguy, the old gun restoring fan just did a great job of salvaging a bolt action Mossberg that I would have thought beyond saving. Many of those guns were stocked with some fairly nice walnut.
Diy has insane restoration skills. He turns complete pieces of junk into working pieces of art. That raccoon pee covered gun he just did is crazy.
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Diy has insane restoration skills. He turns complete pieces of junk into working pieces of art. That raccoon pee covered gun he just did is crazy.
yes he does! he is taking older inexpensive guns and making them more beautiful than they ever were new. the man has some serious talent with guns.
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I have a Marlin Goose gun that I use for turkey shoots. It has won an eighteen wheeler load of hams, turkeys and other prizes.

Away from a turkey shoot the goose gun is pretty useless. It has been a couple years since I have shot in a turkey shoot. I don't mind donating money to charity but I will have no part of the for profit turkey shoot.
maybe you wouldn't mind sharing some pictures of the Marlin with us.
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I had a Montgomery Wards bolt action 12 gauge. Don't remember much about it. But I remember a time I came home from the range with it. I lived in a rough neighborhood. I had been out of the Army for about a year. I was returning home in the dark. There was a group of guys that used to hang out at a picnic table below my stairwell. They used to yell obscenities at people as they walked up sidewalk at night. They could hear me coming but could not see me. I was wearing combat boots. They were yelling at me. Then I stepped into the light. I was wearing full BDUs with my combat boots. I was carrying the 12 gauge in one hand and a 50 cal ammo can in the other. The guy that was yelling at me stopped mid sentence. Paused for a second. And in a trembling voice said "Hey, how's it going?"

They were always polite to me from that moment forward.

That is all I remember of my bolt action shotgun.

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