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Mossberg Brownie pre-1st Model pistol

Manufactured by O.F. Mossberg & Sons very early in the company’s life, c.1920-1932.
.22LR four round, four barrels, double action repeater with rotating firing pin, free manual ejector rod stored vertically in the frame and grip.

A little peashooter that single-handedly founded Mossberg for decades to come, allowing them to make their famous shotguns thanks to more than 30000 units sold.
This is the very first variant of the gun, before the patent was officially filed in July.