Mossberg Model 40 | 1930's .22 Bolt Action Rifle | Granddads Old Rifle

Mossberg Model 40 | 1930's .22 Bolt Action Rifle | Granddads Old Rifle

Mossberg produced their second tube fed .22 rifle between 1933 and 1935. This old rifle sports a 24″ barrel and a 15 round tube fed magazine inlaid into a walnut stock. Join me as I take “Granddad’s Old Gun” out to the range for a little plinking.

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  1. SaigaWes November on April 30, 2023 at 3:58 am

    I have an older New Haven by Mossberg 740t. .22 WMR that I picked up a few years back. Bolt action, 5 round magazine. The stock was kind of beat up so I tried to give it a new finish,well, it didn’t turn out the way I would like it. I’ve done other stocks that came out great. I’m wondering if you or any viewers might know if I can get a new stock from Stockies . Is this rifle an older chuckster? Not sure. I’m thinking that this was a department store rifle. Sears, Montgomery Ward type of thing. Any help would be appreciated.

  2. Glen Spryszak on April 30, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Just like a Cooey….

  3. Scott hillbilly Morgan on April 30, 2023 at 4:00 am

    I really like it, and I think you could look at the bolt and maybe fix it. That trigger is way lite, good find

  4. MrBubajunk on April 30, 2023 at 4:02 am

    Gotta love those old classic rimfires 🙂

  5. William Baker on April 30, 2023 at 4:03 am

    An interesting old gun. Thanks for sharing.

  6. livinginswva1965 on April 30, 2023 at 4:04 am

    Great video. I just bought a Remington model 33 bolt action single shot this weekend. The local Bass Pro had 5 on the rack. They were made from 1932 to 1935, so similar in age to your Mossberg.

  7. Jim E on April 30, 2023 at 4:09 am

    Love the old stuff. You may not have been around when that was produced but I was within 10 yrs.
    Keep ‘um comin’. JimE

  8. Arizona Ghostriders on April 30, 2023 at 4:15 am

    Now that is a cool rifle. Love it!

  9. Charles Miller on April 30, 2023 at 4:17 am

    I see these old timers like that one now and regret not buying them when i ran across soo many of them back in the 80’s and 90’s at gun shows, pawn shop and yes even the flea market, for well under a hundred. Youth is wasted on the young, and hind site is 20/20, i suppose.

  10. swhedge71 on April 30, 2023 at 4:24 am

    You always have very cool content on your channel Richard! Thank you for doing what you do. Awesome channel! Cheers from Texas! -Steve-

  11. wildwest89 on April 30, 2023 at 4:33 am

    First rifle I ever fired was my grandfather’s sears 22 bolt action

  12. Douglas MacCullagh on April 30, 2023 at 4:34 am

    My Remington 582 was heavily used when I bought it. It could on opening the bolt, but the sear was so funny it might not hold the striker on closing the bolt. After an adventurous cleaning, though, everything works very reliably. I have a lot of respect for the old bolt action .22s.

  13. Joe Morgan on April 30, 2023 at 4:36 am

    Cool old rifle

  14. 94 Twenty Two on April 30, 2023 at 4:39 am

    I believe someone has likely monkey’d around with the trigger…… you’d know better than me of course….. REALLY neat old rifle. Appreciate your video 👍🏻🍻💯

  15. Russell Sayers on April 30, 2023 at 4:41 am

    Numrich has peep sights for them