The Mossberg bolt actions were plain, sturdy and reliable. They were the gun of the working stiff- the mechanic, farmer, store keeper- and the first shotgun for many a young hunter. The prices on most are ridiculously low. Have 12s, 20s and 410s, and gave a 20 g Mossy to my future son-in-law for Christmas- to replace what was his first shotgun that he lost long ago.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.