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Mossberg 46b odd stamping

chumchumchumchum Member Posts: 847 ✭✭

Nqt46b. Any idea what that is. My friend inherited this rifle from his father and it was supposed to have belonged to his grandfather and was the training military rifle. Any ideas. Thanks


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    charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 6,579 ✭✭✭
    Looks added to me.  Different font; look at the T's on that line.
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    hoosierhoosier Member Posts: 1,530 ✭✭✭✭
    Mossberg Collectors Assn.

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    pip5255pip5255 Member Posts: 1,631 ✭✭✭
    doesn't look factory.
    what is it supposed to stand for ?
    just because you could doesn't mean you should
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    sschradsschrad Member Posts: 50 ✭✭
    edited March 2020
     That is a very interesting stamp on that rifle. Mossberg produced rifles over the years that were not even cataloged. It looks to me that the stamp reads, NO.T46B. It could be that the rifle was special ordered with a heavier target barrel, therefore the "T" designation. While I have never seen one in the wild, I have seen pictures of them and they are indeed rare. I just measured the barrel on my 46B and it is .610 at the muzzle. If your is larger , that could be what you have.

      On a side note, the training rifles for the military were the 42MB, and the 44US.
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