Mossberg 34 bolt action 22

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by crooks420, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. crooks420

    crooks420 New Member

    Dec 23, 2010

    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.


  2. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    You might try Numrich gun parts.

  3. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

  4. steve99f

    steve99f New Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Eastern PA

    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.
  5. 22shot

    22shot New Member

    Oct 30, 2010
    U.S.of A.

    Excellent pics!

    Wish I could help you with that firing pin. It's going to be a tough one; since the 34 was only made 1934-1935. Maybe you could get a local gunsmith to repair it? Brazing?

    As to the stock refinish; just touch it up. It looks good as is.

    I would take some very fine steel wool and rub those white paint spots off; and then use some True Oil on a old cotton cloth (worn out T-shirts work great) and a finger tip to bring the finish back.

    That is a nice old Mossberg. (I have a Model 35).
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010
  6. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    welcome to the forum nice looking rifle hope u can get the part
  7. 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....
  8. crooks420

    crooks420 New Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    Thanks for the replys.
    Looks like I need to keep searching.

    Happy Holidays,

  9. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    SW PA
    As Solddaboat said that firing pin will be almost impossible to locate.

    Merry Christmas
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