Mossberg 85b

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by redneckdaddy, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. redneckdaddy

    redneckdaddy New Member

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    Got this gun from my uncle that passed away and it was passed to him from his dad. It has a crack in the wood up front of the stock where the screws are. Does anyone know where I can find one for this gun. I went ahead and refinished the wood anyways and re blued the entire shotgun and it looks good but I would rather get one without the crack
     
  2. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Try numrich gun parts
     

  3. redneckdaddy

    redneckdaddy New Member

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    I checked them out and they are sold out. I just imagine that they probably won't be getting any more in because it's not a hot item. Thanks tho.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Contact Havlin Sales at 636-937-6401 or Havlinsales.com Vic & Cheryl Havlin are THE go-to folks for anything Mossberg. IF they have one, it iss going to run about $100 for an unfinished walnut stock- which is close to the value of the shotgun.

    These were utility grade shotguns- the gun of a farmer, mechanic, shopkeeper, young shooter. Durable, reliable, good guns- but not high dollar.
     
  5. redneckdaddy

    redneckdaddy New Member

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    Checked them out too and they don't have one in stock. I'm in no hurry for one so I might see if they get one in later if I can't find one. I was also wondering can you shoot slugs out of this too? I have the one without a choke or threads for one just a bare bore and herd that you could but unsure if that was true or not. I probably would never do it but any info is good info to know. Thanks again
     
  6. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I use my 185d and my 185ka Mossbergs for deer hunting here in upstate NY. There are minor differences between them and your 85b. With my 185d, I can take the necks off of 3 beer bottles at 50 yards, and between my dad and I we have taken over 30 deer with one or the other over the last 45 years. Both shotguns still see regular use, and have proven themselves to be strong, accurate, and reliable. Load it with slugs, and let 'er rip!

    P.S. I have a friend who has a few old "parts guns" in his shop. I'll get ahold of him ASAP, and if he has what you need I'll shoot you a PM.
     
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  7. redneckdaddy

    redneckdaddy New Member

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    Great! Thanks man I really appreciate it!
     
  8. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    It should say what choke it is on the barrel...as long as it is modified or larger choke you will be fine shooting slugs through it....and in all honesty nothing will happen if you shoot it through a full choke except the barrel may deform the slug a little and make it not shoot very accurately
     
  9. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Also as far as your stock if you know someone around you that is a good wood worker they should be able to just make you a stock
     
  10. redneckdaddy

    redneckdaddy New Member

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    It doesn't say anything on the barrel about a choke. Here are some pics of the work I have done on it, the stamping on the barrel and what it looks like. I did the re blueing and re finished the stock but as you can see the crack is visible
     

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  11. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    The crack isn't bad....as long as the stock is tight I wouldn't mess with it and as far as the choke a quick way to test it is to see if a dime will fit in the barrel because if it does then it is a modified choke or bigger and is safe to shoot a slug out of.....THIS WILL ONLY WORK ON A 12GA
     
  12. redneckdaddy

    redneckdaddy New Member

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    Thanks man but mine is a 20g so not much luck there. I know the crack isn't that bad but I want to pass this down in the family in the future and I would like to try and find a stock without any scratches but I want to keep it as it should be as much as possible
     
  13. redneckdaddy

    redneckdaddy New Member

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    I may just leave it and not mess with it to but I would just like to find one for it before all of them are gone for good if they aren't already
     
  14. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Boyd's gunstocks has them in stock for $74+ shipping.http://.wwwboydsgunstocks.com They can ship an unfinished stock in as little as 1 to 2 days. The MOssberg 185 and 85 stocks are indentical to each other. Give them a try.

    Called up my friend. No go on the stock. He sold the last one he had 2 months ago. If he still had it he would have given it to me cheap, but No luck. Check out boyd's, and you should be good to go. Good luck.
     
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