The 44US target trainer was designed exclusively for the War Department and intended solely for the use of US Armed Forces. 4 receiver peep sight was rejected by the Ordnance Corps and the first contract of 14,500 rifles were made in early 1943 with the Lyman 57MS(Mossberg/Stevens) receiver sight and the plain S-122 front sight with globe. Harold Mossberg designed the new S-100 receiver sight which replaced the Lyman for the remainder of production (57,128 rifles) at a cost of .65 each.
Total production of the 44US was 71,628 rifles through March, 1945.
In just a few short years, the Mossberg Firearm Company will be celebrating 100 years as one of this country’s top firearm manufactures.
Wilhelmina and I plan to return to the fields of South Dakota to celebrate and to prove she has indeed taught me a few things over the years.
I suppose they should have named it \'sort-of-boiled linseed oil\', or \'kinda-like-boiled-but-not-really-boiled linseed oil\'. The CMP traces its direct lineage to 1903 when Congress and President Theodore Roosevelt established the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice (NBPRP) and the National Matches.
Although she has a few scuffs and scratches and her age is starting to show, she is still my reliable, trusty friend in the field.I would like to think she is happy over my improved shooting abilities.Perhaps the reason so many of us have Mossberg memories is the fact Mossberg is really good at putting out quality firearms at affordable prices.I installed a Lyman 17A until I can find an original sight. Oh, I almost forgot, this rifle shoots dime groups at 50 yards with Golden Eagle Target ammo. I bought two of them in the last week they were available. It shoots about six inches high at 50 yards with the stock front post.