Oscar F Mossberg and his sons founded a firearms company in 1919. After making a splash in the world of handguns (yes, they made handguns!), and rifles, they started to move into shotguns. By 1960, the company was a household name and ready to take a gamble with a new pump action shotgun. This slide-action wonder went down in history as the Model 500– and 10 million guns later, it’s still going strong.
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