Family-owned and -operated O.F. Mossberg & Sons began in 1919 with a four-shot pistol and advanced through the Great Depression and World War II with expanded offerings that continue to come from the manufacturer today.
Most of us think of O.F. Mossberg & Sons as a major producer of rifles from 1922 to 1986 and a mammoth shotgun maker today. But founder Oscar Mossberg’s first product was neither rifle nor shotgun but a repeating pocket pistol.