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Old 02-19-2008, 11:59 AM
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Post Ward's Western Field (Mossberg) .22

I have a Ward's Western Field Model 04M-491A .22, which research leads me to believe to be the same as a Mossberg Model 46B made between 1946 and 1949. It will handle .22 shorts, longs and long rifles. It is in original condition, has the original adjustable sights with the front sight hood still intact. It has some minor dings to the stock and some wear to the finish but overall is in pretty good shape. I haven't put rounds through it in years, but at the time it functioned flawlessly. I'd like to sell it to generate funds to start another project. $175 obo. Located in Stockton area. PM for more info or pics.

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Old 02-19-2008, 1:08 PM
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Yeppa, sitting here looking at my 46B. The same rifle! Good luck selling. This is a great little gun. Mine made more memories than KODAK!
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Old 02-22-2008, 9:01 PM
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Weekend bump for a nice little rimfire.
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Nice looking.
My info shows that the 46B itself was made 1938-1946 and should have an adjustable trigger pull.
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In my quest for info on this rifle, I found that the pre-war 46Bs had a short feed tube and the post-war models were equipped with the full length tubes such as this example. That's what led me to believe that the manufacture date was between '46-'49. If this is incorrect, I apologize. After all, I found the info on the internet .

I had also read about the adjustable trigger, but I am unaware as to where the adjustment can be made. I see no obvious adjustment point externally on the rifle. It may be underneath the trigger guard assembly. Maybe elbee314 can enlighten me on this?
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My source is "Mossberg More Gun for the Money" by Vic and Cheryl Havlin.
They've got a 1939 ad of a 46B with a 30 round tube magazine.

Different sources can have different data, and it can be difficult to tell what is correct. I'm not saying any one is correct or incorrect.

In the parts diagram for a 46B it looks like an adjustment screw just forward of the trigger. It should be visible when looking straight up on the trigger from below (though trigger guard will be in the way)

Again, good luck on the sale.
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Thanks for the info Rumpled!
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Funny, this little baby was my grandfathers, and then my fathers, and soon it will be my daughters. It has run flawlessly for all those years, and thousands of rounds. The box and papers long ago lost. If it has an adjustable trigger it is news to me. I will take a look when I get home. Apparently it does not have much financial value, but it may have more emotional value than almost any other item in the house. Very cool little piece. Some one is going to get what may be the best little plinker, or food getter on the planet.

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In my quest for info on this rifle, I found that the pre-war 46Bs had a short feed tube and the post-war models were equipped with the full length tubes such as this example. That's what led me to believe that the manufacture date was between '46-'49. If this is incorrect, I apologize. After all, I found the info on the internet .

I had also read about the adjustable trigger, but I am unaware as to where the adjustment can be made. I see no obvious adjustment point externally on the rifle. It may be underneath the trigger guard assembly. Maybe elbee314 can enlighten me on this?
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howdy,

I just took possession of one of these yesterday from my father and it was my grandfathers. i completely dissambled and cleaned it(my old man hadnt cleaned it in the 19 years hes had it) and though it has the stock of the mossberg 46b the trigger mechanism is a 45b. thats why you cant find the adjustment

and this


the 46b looks like this

all this was found at
http://home.epix.net/~damguy/exploded.htm

i know the thread is old but hey never to late to inform

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My Dad just gave me his. It's missing many parts including the firing pin. I got the rifle and a bag with the bolt in it. I haven't put much time in it so far, but as of now I can't even get the bolt to fit in the receiver. oh well, it's my next project. I'll start looking for parts in a week or so.

By the way....just curious is this rifle still available?
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