Mossberg 930 Auto....USA???


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Marshall
March 7, 2008, 03:23 PM
Is this a true USA made Mossberg product or an imported Turkish type gun?

At $558.00 for a semi-auto combo, it sure looks enticing.

http://www.mossberg.com/images/Mossberg_Guns/930/NEW/85325.jpg

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foghornl
March 7, 2008, 03:30 PM
If you look at Mossberg's website, the "made in USA" logo is in the background behind the 930 series. The "Silver Reserve" series has the Mossberg International logo...so it looks like the 930 is USA-made.

Marshall
March 7, 2008, 03:36 PM
I saw that but heck, that USA logo's on most every guns page on their site. And you know how websites can be.

The reason I ask is because the only semi-auto's I see made that are in that price range are Turkish or Russian type guns.

I hope it's a USA made product.

DMR
March 7, 2008, 04:29 PM
930's are made in the US

They do have an imported Turk 20 Ga from Mossberg International:
http://mossberg.com/images/products/SA20s/75770.jpg
MSRP: $455

Smitty in CT
March 7, 2008, 07:25 PM
I've got two of them, the Mossberg 930's are made in the USA.

That combo is available at R & R for $437.75:
http://www.rrarms.com/catalog.php?prod=G85325

Do a search, these gus are really as good as everybody says...

MAKster
March 8, 2008, 05:51 PM
In my opinion Mossberg is being a little sneaky with all those "Made in the U.S.A." stickers they plaster on the guns. Most of the parts for these shotguns are actually made in Mexico and then driven across the border and assembled in Eagle Pass, Texas. "Assembled in the U.S.A." might be more accurate.

Snarlingiron
March 8, 2008, 07:08 PM
he reason I ask is because the only semi-auto's I see made that are in that price range are Turkish or Russian type guns.

A brand new Remington 11-87 with synthetic stock can be had for $559.00. It is American Made. Only one barrel though.

lbmii
March 10, 2008, 08:57 PM
How reliable is it and how many rounds does it hold?

Smitty in CT
March 10, 2008, 09:47 PM
How reliable is it and how many rounds does it hold?

The Mossberg 930's are extremely reliable, between two 930's I have almost 14,000 rounds without a single fail to fire, failure to feed, or a faolure to eject.

The standard models are 5+1, the SPX model is 7+1.

Do a search, those of us that own them can't say enough good thing about them.

Smitty in CT
March 13, 2008, 11:32 AM
In my opinion Mossberg is being a little sneaky with all those "Made in the U.S.A." stickers they plaster on the guns. Most of the parts for these shotguns are actually made in Mexico and then driven across the border and assembled in Eagle Pass, Texas. "Assembled in the U.S.A." might be more accurate.

"Most" of the parts of the Mossberg 930 are not made in Mexico as stated, they are made in the US, a lot of them right here in Connecticut... Maverick Arms in Eagle Pass, TX does handle the final assembly of the shotguns.

According to the federal government, Mossberg (or any company) cannot use the Made In USA sticker just because they "feel like it".

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/madeusa.shtm

If Mossberg's gun doesn't meet the goverment requirements, then it's sold under the Mossberg International brand...

MAKster
March 13, 2008, 05:44 PM
Based on this article, Mossberg barrels, triggers, and bolt assemblies are manufactured in Torreon, Mexico and then shipped to Eagle Pass to be assembled with the parts from New Haven.
http://www.swtexaslive.com/november2006/guns

Smitty in CT
March 13, 2008, 06:43 PM
The article doesn't state which parts for which models.... even if we make the big assumption that all three parts for the 930 are made in Mexico. The article also states they are using US raw materials...

The article only lists 3 parts, my owners manual lists 43 parts.

I don't see how 3 parts constitutes "Most", the Federal Trade Commision is pretty specific when it comes to the use of a Made in the USA sticker, I think all of the lawyers at Mossberg have done their homework and made sure that they meet the "all or virtually all" requirement.

MCgunner
March 13, 2008, 07:54 PM
I want a 935 camo.

LexusNexus
March 14, 2008, 08:04 PM
blame NAFTA.

Anteater1717
March 17, 2008, 08:32 PM
How do they cycle with light loads?

Smitty in CT
March 17, 2008, 08:58 PM
My 930's will cycle any load I've put into them, including some 3/4 oz hand loads they were.

I've never had troubles with mine, but some people report that they don't like the cheapo zinc plated steel base rounds. I shoot 1 oz Winchester "AA" target loads all day long with no troubles.

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