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mb315 12-31-2012 08:16 PM

Cleaning mossberg 183k
I just received my grandpas old mossberg 183k (410 bolt action) and it is in desperate need of cleaning and lubing but I have no manual for it. Does anyone know how to disassemble?

c3shooter 12-31-2012 08:35 PM

If your Grandad's shotgun is a 183K (no other letters after the K) it was made from 1953-1956. At that time, it was assumed that you did not need a big book to tell you not to put the muzzle in your belly button- and instructions were short and sweet. Here is a link to what instructions that there were that came with the shotgun when new:

The field strip- check that the gun and magazine are empty. Open bolt, pull to rear. Press and hold trigger, slide bolt out of rear. Use a coin or wide blade screw driver to loosen the take down bolt under the stock. Remove action from stock. STOP. That's far enuff, pardner! Use a toothbrush and solvent to clean what you can see, a rod and brush for the barrel. For outside, soft cloth, light oil, rub.

mb315 01-01-2013 03:24 AM

Thank you much, and sorry for posting into 2 different subjects, did not mean to.

HockaLouis 01-01-2013 03:34 AM

If you don't move the C-Lect choke plate remove the shroud and get in between the fingers of the muzzle with a toothbrush and some dental floss, cleaning the inside of the shroud as well...

c3shooter 01-01-2013 03:39 AM

MB- not a problem- and good advice from Hock as well. The area inside the C-Lect-Choke tends to accumulate carbon- unscrew it, soak good in some Hoppes, let set for 30 minutes, scrub w/ tootbrush.

onewheeler 02-02-2014 08:35 PM

Mossberg 410 shotgun Model 183k
3 Attachment(s)
Here are the General instructions and parts list for the 183k.

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