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apsanford
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USA
18 Posts

Posted - 12/17/2001 :  6:58:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Nobel Shotgun my grandpa had,I'm looking for any information regarding this gun.It looks like a Mossberg pump shotgun. The shotgun as I remember it,was purchased from a catalog "Aldens" and was shipped to his home direct.Any info or history would be GREAT!

j2k22
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Posted - 12/17/2001 :  9:11:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Noble model 60 12ga pump; definitely not a Mossberg. Noble made a few shotguns and .22 rifles, probably during the late 50's-early 60's. Functional but not oustanding, low-priced, not particularly collectible.
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Goathead
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81 Posts

Posted - 12/17/2001 :  10:18:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am moving this to our Ask the Experts section. I know that Capt Kirk is good with the books.
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AdamsQuailHunter
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1018 Posts

Posted - 12/18/2001 :  12:28:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Noble was in Haydenville, Massachusetts, and was in business from 1946 according to one source until 1971. The Captain's source says 1950 - I have seen that date as well. They made very plain Jane - utility firearms for several "catalog" companies.

What you have could possible be a model 40 or model 50 or model 60 or model 65. If it has a round "port" on the back of the trigger gard - it is for a key lock fire control system and if you don't have the key it won't fire and it will be one of the "clp" models. If you will describe the gun as completely as you can -- either the Captain or I or someone else on this forum will try to help you out.

There is almost no collector interest in the Noble and you would be hard pressed to get more $125 for the gun in very good condition.

They were well made and are perfectly good "shooters". Take it afield and hunt with it.

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apsanford
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USA
18 Posts

Posted - 12/18/2001 :  10:03:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info,This one has the safety at stock to receiver at top,slides forward to fire.Firing pin was weak and would not hit hard enough to fire,had firing pin and spring repaired,shoots ok now.I noticed a plain shotgun and your info does match with Alden's Catalog purchase.I did not plan or wish for $$ value,my guns as a rule will benefit others when I die,I have them to collect and use.This Nobel has a very easy safety and is silent when sliding.It has no model# on it or serial # I can find.
I sold it once and bought it back for what I sold it for,and will keep until I croak!
Grandpa did work hard for $$ to buy it,he worked for the county road commission until retirement.We are a poor old family but love our guns and shooting!
Thanks guys and any more history about would be great! I was searching a year and you guys solved it in a short time! Thanks again!!!
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undonegun
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4 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2001 :  12:25:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have a Noble 12 ga. that was given to me by my f.i.l.,my son banged it open when it stuck(bad shell case) and broke the slide bar. Parts are available from Numrich Arms.Otherwise is a good all-around gun that will take a lot of abuse from average hunting.
undonegun
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apsanford
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USA
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Posted - 01/01/2002 :  1:27:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is the only guy I have ever heard of that has one too.
I suspect my firing pin became weak from years of sitting,in the ready to fire position and spring retained position memory.
I release spring pressure now when stored.
(fired position) Is this common in long storage of firearms and should they be in the fired postion when stored?
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