I was recently given this old 1934 Mossberg Model 34 .22 cal. single-shot bolt-action rifle. Looks to be all original and fairly good condition. Seems to shoot fairly consistent as well, though I have not sighted it in yet.
After taking the bolt apart to clean out that old "gummy" grease, I found the firing pin has cracks.
So now I am in search of a new (used) firing pin and/or striker assembly and/or a complete bolt assembly. I have learned that the bolt is interchangeable with the Mossberg 30, which is also the Wards Western Field models 35A & 37.
It still fires rounds, but I want to be prepared for the inevitable. I'm not sure if I want to refinish the rifle... I kinda like the rustic and well used look of it.
Any help with a striker/ firing pin/ bolt would be greatly appreciated.
Should be a very good shooter, accurate usually. You also have an extra sight aperture on the rear sight. In the second picture it's threaded into the side of the sight. That sight by itself is worth a fair bit of change.
Location: Southwestern side of the Metromess, Texas
Re: Mossberg 34 bolt action 22
Absolutly no one currently makes the firing pin and I doubt you will be able to find a used one.... and the stock has been refinished at sometime in it's life so I wouldn't worry too much about what you do to the stock. Would be alot closer to original if you stripped off the shiney finish and put down a couple of coats of BLO and some 1/3 mix. Peep sight is alone is worth a bunch. It is in fine shape overall....
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