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TKM
04-29-2009, 6:38 PM
I've been poking around for a couple of days with no luck. I know Mossberg used to make a conversion kit for line launching but stopped a few years ago.

Does the CGN braintrust have any ideas where I could find such a thing. It's intended to keep the USCG happy. Or less unhappy.

BigDogatPlay
04-29-2009, 8:21 PM
I found the manual for it.... http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/FIREARMS/mossberg_linelauncher.pdf

I can't find anyone on line claiming to carry it, and I don't see it in the Mossberg catalog right off, so you might try calling them and see if they offer it still.

Z ME FLY
04-29-2009, 8:51 PM
While I was looking for the kit for you.. I came across an interesting website for DIY for guns.... Didn't get a chance to look at it really just skimed around it..

http://thedisease.net/?ejaculate=library&your_poison=Gunsmithing

RANDO
04-29-2009, 9:57 PM
I've been poking around for a couple of days with no luck. I know Mossberg used to make a conversion kit for line launching but stopped a few years ago.

Does the CGN braintrust have any ideas where I could find such a thing. It's intended to keep the USCG happy. Or less unhappy.



in the coast guard we use an m16 for line heaving when needed

Dark&Good
04-29-2009, 10:28 PM
There is a closed listing on GunsAmerica... the price was $999 :eek: +$30 shipping
http://www.gunsamerica.com/976797356/Guns-For-Sale/Gun-Auctions/Shotguns/Mossberg-Shotguns/50298_Line_Launcher.htm

Dark&Good
04-29-2009, 10:34 PM
Now this is interesting...
http://www.treeworld.info/f18/12-guage-line-launcher-1533.html

RANDO
04-29-2009, 10:45 PM
why dont you just practice your line heaving? although using a gun is much cooler

TKM
04-29-2009, 10:52 PM
why dont you just practice your line heaving? although using a gun is much cooler


I'm not really trying to convince the Coasties that I can heave a line. More along the line of "that's not a shotgun, it's a line-launcher" type deal.


If you get what I mean.....

RANDO
04-29-2009, 10:54 PM
ohhhhhh, put a flower in it and call it a vase.

JDay
04-30-2009, 2:13 AM
We use M14's to launch a line.

JDoe
04-30-2009, 6:07 AM
http://www.att-tactical.com/file_image/A%20LINE%20GUN%20KIT%202006.jpg (http://www.att-tactical.com/att_line_launcher.html)

Have you seen this line launcher?

maxicon
04-30-2009, 7:58 AM
The Mossberg line launcher version had blaze orange furniture, too, which makes it look more like a safety device than an evil black shotty.

TKM
04-05-2010, 7:59 PM
Zombie post.

Anybody seen one in the last year or so?

Rigma
04-05-2010, 10:51 PM
This seems to be something difficult to find. Best bet is to find someone to has one. Like finding a rare collectible, the internet fails on this item. Salty mariners and long time trawler owner have to be able to give you some suggestion...

Lots on "launchers"...not a lot based on shotguns. Anyway, here are the bit I found:

ONE:
http://www.eastcountyguns.com/mossberg.htm

Look for:
MS50298 MSBRG MALAUNRINE LINE CHER 12/20 12GA300 POR

TWO
http://www.att-tactical.com/att_bridger.html

THREE
http://www.navalcompany.com/

Good luck in even finding and modding a Greener Harpoon gun...
http://www.westsea.com/tsg3/itemlocker/04pixlocker/04-91.JPG

Killawhale415
04-06-2010, 7:09 AM
I saw at least two gubroker in the last year.

TKM
04-06-2010, 8:48 PM
This seems to be something difficult to find. Best bet is to find someone to has one. Like finding a rare collectible, the internet fails on this item. Salty mariners and long time trawler owner have to be able to give you some suggestion...

Lots on "launchers"...not a lot based on shotguns. Anyway, here are the bit I found:

ONE:
http://www.eastcountyguns.com/mossberg.htm

Look for:
MS50298 MSBRG MALAUNRINE LINE CHER 12/20 12GA300 POR

TWO
http://www.att-tactical.com/att_bridger.html

THREE
http://www.navalcompany.com/

Good luck in even finding and modding a Greener Harpoon gun...
http://www.westsea.com/tsg3/itemlocker/04pixlocker/04-91.JPG

Thanks, I emailed the eastcounty folks a few days ago, no answer yet. I suspect it's just a screenshot of Mossberg products.

We'll see.

Argonaut
04-06-2010, 9:12 PM
I own half a dozen of them on my workboats. You can buy them at the marine safety store on Fisherman'swarf in San Francisco. (I can't rember there name but it it the shop that recertifies liferafts) They are being built on the old H&R platform by Bridger. My last one (complete set) was 1600.00 as I remember. Navy arms used to market them that were built on the single shot Martini actions, I have some of those too. DO NOT SHOOT THEM FROM YOUR SHOLDER. I had a deck hand break his collarbone doing it and the instructions clearly state that they have to be deck fired.

Argonaut
04-06-2010, 9:35 PM
I'm not really trying to convince the Coasties that I can heave a line. More along the line of "that's not a shotgun, it's a line-launcher" type deal.


If you get what I mean.....

That is silly, We have short barrel (14") 12 gauge shotguns on several of my boats with 12 GA flares........No body ever bats an eye during an inspection. Flare guns are exempt from ATF restrictions. Goofy me......I thought you wanted to pass a line.......I also have a Lyle gun (Cannon) that we bring out to play with on special occasions. I have a whale harpoon gun too that I might sell.........it weighs over 1500 lbs.

mjsweims
04-06-2010, 10:35 PM
I use a dummy launcher for dog training. I've also used it for getting lines over roof trusses to string wires. Uses 22 primers.

Doheny
04-06-2010, 10:41 PM
Our truck companies (FD ladder trucks) used to carry these; the website says they're USCG approved (http://www.navalcompany.com/index.html). I watched one being fired once...it went far. If I remember correctly, you use different weighted projectiles and rounds depending on how far you need to throw the line (http://www.navalcompany.com/news071708.pdf).

I don't remember the brand of the gun; I do remember it's a break action.

.

Wherryj
04-07-2010, 1:07 PM
Now this is interesting...
http://www.treeworld.info/f18/12-guage-line-launcher-1533.html

I thought that one was always supposed to check the barrel for obstructions before firing? I'm a bit confused.
I'm not sure that I'm up for a kit designed by some guy who just kind of made things up as he went and involves shoving items into the barrel of a firearm, but perhaps that is just me?