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Mossberg 45A Wards 47C .22 Short Long & Long Rifle 144 type Tube Fed Bolt Action 1937 – 1938 Production Only Good Patina C&R OK Christy Factory Sights

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Mossberg 45A Wards 47C .22 Short Long & Long Rifle 144 type Tube Fed Bolt Action 1937 – 1938 Production Only Good Patina C&R OK Christy Factory Sights  Guns > Rifles > Mossberg Rifles > Other Bolt Action
Description: From its original home here in West Tennessee comes this Wards model 47C tube fed bolt action rifle. Manufacturer was O.F. Mossberg & Sons of New Haven, CT. Exclusive national distributor was Montgomery Ward & Company of Chicago. Mossberg's model number was 45A; the Ward's model was 47C. Other than their markings, they are the same exact rifle, so Fjiestad. These rifles were manufactured in 1937 and 1938 only. Construction is entirely steel metal, only with a brass inner magazine tube. Stock is American Walnut. Original trigger guard and replacement undersized butt plate are both polymer. Barrel is medium 24 inch, tapers from .857 outside diameter at the receiver to .713 at the forend to .613 at the muzzle. Bore is six groove 1:16 right hand twist. Front sight is dovetailed circa 1950s Lyman correct replacement brass tipped blade. Rear sight is matching 3 piece factory original, step adjustable for elevation and drift adjustable for windage. Rear sight was manufactured by Christy Gun Works of Sacramento. Receiver is drilled two points left side for a side mount; and two points rear left side for an aperture or peep sight. Safety is tang type, green / safe & left / red / fire. Trigger pull is 2 1/2 pound single stage with no felt creep, and moderate overtravel. Chambering is .22 Short, Long, and Long Rifle interchangeably. Magazine holds 23 rounds of .22 Short caliber ammunition; 17 rounds of Long; and 15 rounds of Long Rifle caliber cartridges. Stock is one piece walnut, drop is 1 7/8 at the comb and 2 3/4 at the heel, with a 1 inch right hand cast. Length of pull measures 13 inches from the .215 wide steel trigger’s serrated face to the end of the period correct but replacement butt plate. That is down from an original 14 – 14 1/2 inch pull. Forward right side stock tip recess is original to accommodate a rest apparatus. Overall length is 41 inches. Weight empty is a 6 pounds 6 ounces, with center of gravity at the rear sight. Finish is brushed surface blued steel, with plain oil walnut finish. Permanent sling swivels and take-down screw are original. Surface detractions are moderate to extensive. Apart from the buttstock cut we have mentioned, the magazine tube has some etchy weathering. Stock scouring and barrel freckling are moderate. Note that the polymer trigger guard has a repair, as the photos show. We rate this rifle as Very Good Condition, 75 percent vicinity by our estimate, but photos ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. Bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright and clean. We have test fired with long rifle ammunition, and with no hitches. A fair amount of lead came out of its bore when we cleaned it, so we estimate it has been fired some 3,000 rounds with mostly standard velocity lead ammunition. We’re offering this 1938 Mossberg 45A / Wards 47C Rifle for only $ 219.00. Definitely C&R Eligible. Any ammunition or personnel in photos are Not included.

$20 long guns lower 48; $60 to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority Mail, insured with Delivery Confirmation. Don’t let your buddies use your account, that kind of thing smells like felony level straw purchase attempt. C&R or Standard FFL ok by fax, e-mail or mail. California C&Rs must furnish State Issued COE, Certificate of Eligiblility. 7 day money back on used guns, but No Returns on Lay-aways or ammo. We do not pay transfer fees or return shipping. Lay aways 20% down, balance in 90 days Not Refundable or Exchangeable. Internet phone hours 8:00 – 5:00 CST Mon - Fri CST. Local pickup available. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We Buy, Sell, or Trade. We always have, since 1952. >>> (California) WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Location: TN

Trades Accepted: Yes.

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Item #: 996430304
Stock No.: LG6310
Seller Since: Jul. 2007
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Henderson
State: TN

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