Just picked this little gem up.

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Wambli, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    E656AA00-17A4-4C29-B3DF-013E37D5F712.jpeg Found this on local Armslist yesterday picked it up today. A basically NEW (1960s vintage) Mossberg 340 KB with a almost mint Bushnell Japanese made Banner II 3-9 scope! Owner told me it’s been sitting in his safe since the 60s when he was in HS and he is pretty sure he never fired a full box of ammo through it. Inspecting the rifle I would agree! Still smells like old school gun oil! Came with two factory mags and for those not familiar with these rifles it shoots .22 LR, Longs or Shorts our of the same mag!

    I’ve had it’s bigger brother the 640 .22 Mag Chukster in the safe for decades.
     
  2. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice.
     
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  3. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    Awesome find congrats.
     
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  4. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Looks like a lot of fun!
     
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  5. 1911NUT

    1911NUT Well-Known Member

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    Very cool, I don't own a single bolt action .22. Maybe I should rethink that.
     
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  6. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    You should! They are not only a lot of fun off the bench and offhand at the range but useful tools for varying control and small game hunting. I probably own more nice bolt action .22s than all other chamberings combined. You can’t have too many of them!
     
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  7. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
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  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Caution- Mossberg 22s are addictive. HIGHLY addictive if you have been infected with Mossbergitis. Let's see now- 44US, 144, 142, 152, 151K, 146B(b) 144 LSB, 340K.

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  9. EclecticShooter

    EclecticShooter Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Looks like a classic squirrel popper.
     
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  10. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    152.... First gun I shot
     
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  11. IowaShooter

    IowaShooter Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Very nice pickup!
     
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  12. jbardellini

    jbardellini Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Great score enjoy
     
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  13. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Most bolt action .22 rimfire rifles that I've encountered are really good, accurate shooters. Never a mistake to own a couple, 8, or 30.
     
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  14. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Very nice and after all these years in GREAT condition. Good find!

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  15. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's a great gun. i have the single shot version of that rifle that Mossberg built for Western Auto.
     
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  16. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    Thank you gentlemen. I’ve always loved old Mossberg .22s. At one point in my life I actually collected Mossberg 22s from the 30s-60s, but in time it became an exercise in futility as I realized how many models and variations were made. All of them had two things in common, they were exceptionally well made and fantastically accurate shooters. Over a period of a few years I sold the most collectible examples I had and gave away the rest to young shooters in my family and friends kids. All of them are still making their new owners smile.

    A few years back I found some boxes of “parts” and decided to tinker around and I ended up putting together another 5 Mossberg .22 rifles out of just my spare parts stash. That was fun. This rifle I’m sure will not be the exception to the accuracy rule and I hope to be giving a range report on it in a few days.
     
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  17. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm like you guys, I enjoy the Mossberg .22's..... I loaned the one I had to my nephew 10 years ago and haven't seen it since
     
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