Keepshooting.com’s rollout of 30 new Mossberg firearms has already begun. The Mossberg 464 lever-action rifle is keeping those wheels turning as it seeks to trigger the thought of rifles alongside shotguns when people hear the word “Mossberg.”
As noted, the Mossberg 464 lever-action rifle takes us back to an era long since gone – the era of the Winchester rifle. Today, the term “Winchester rifle” is typically used to refer to any lever-action rifle manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Winchester’s first repeating rifle was the Winchester Model 1866, also known as the “Yellow Boy” due to its brass-colored receiver, which is actually made from a bronze alloy known as gunmetal. This was a lever-action repeating rifle that improved on the design of its predecessor – the Henry rifle. Following in the footsteps of the Yellow Boy was one of Winchester’s most famous and most successful lever-action repeaters – the Winchester Model 1873. The steel-framed Winchester 1873 was chambered for .44-40, .38-40 and .32-20 and available as a rifle, carbine or musket. As noted, it is often referred to as “The Gun that Won the West” as it played a pivotal role in United States history. Though I have only scratched the surface of the Wild West and its firearms, it is definitely time to get into the Mossberg 464 lever-action rifle, what may one day be known as “The Gun that Won the Hearts of American Hunters Everywhere.”
The Mossberg 464 lever-action rifle has an overall length of 38.5 inches as well as a 20-inch barrel. The total weight is a very manageable 6.75 pounds. The button-rifled barrel, along with the receiver, has been blued. Speaking of the receiver, each is precision machined to provide consistent accuracy and reliability and includes an ejection port that has been specially developed and placed to account for proper scope clearance. Additionally, each receiver is factory drilled and tapped to allow for a range of optics options as well as quick and easy mounting. The walnut stock features finely checkered grips and a length of pull measuring just less than 14 inches. There is also rubber recoil pad included for your comfort. As noted, the rifle is chambered for the .30-30 Winchester cartridge. The Mossberg 464 has a tubular magazine with a “6+1” capacity. The rifle has a set of adjustable sights and also features a recessed muzzle crown and a top-tang safety.
Though it cannot be more apparent, it may bear repeating that the Mossberg 464 is a lever-action rifle. With this type of rifle, the action is manually operated by the user after each discharge. By maneuvering a lever, which is located adjacent the trigger guard, the user is able to eject a spent case and load another cartridge into the chamber.
Whether you plan on hunting big game for years to come or you just want a great rifle to take down to the range, the Mossberg 464 lever-action rifle is definitely worthy of a look or two. Consider the Mossberg 464 for any of the following:
- Sport Shooting
- Match Shooting
- Much more…
As always, we are ready to offer an exceptional price. At only $396.26, the Mossberg 464 is available today for over $130 below the MSRP.
.30-30 Winchester Cartridge
The .30-30 Winchester cartridge is a centerfire cartridge originally designed for the Winchester Model 1894. It is considered one of the most popular deer cartridges in North America.
Many rifles chambered in .30-30 Winchester utilize a tube magazine (like the Mossberg 464 lever-action rifle). Because of this, the .30-30 case must be loaded with round-nose or flat-nose bullets to prevent setting off the primers in other cartridges during recoil.