Passing of Alan Mossberg ~ O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. Chairman

Passing of O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. Chairman
Passing of Alan Mossberg ~ O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. Chairman

NORTH HAVEN, C.T., – -( On November 6th, 2021, Alan Mossberg, Chairman of O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., passed away at his home in Tierra Verde, Florida, surrounded by close friends and family. Alan was 89 years old.

“On behalf of the Executive Team and over 500 US-based employees, we extend our deepest sympathies to Alan’s family during this difficult time,” said Doug Bell, Mossberg’s President, and COO.

“A great leader, visionary, and champion of bringing high quality, innovative firearms to the masses, Alan was a tireless advocate for gun rights and gun safety while always working to ensure that the American traditions of hunting and shooting sports live on for many years to come. More importantly, Alan was a devoted husband, father, and friend – He will be greatly missed”

Alan Mossberg, Chairman of O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc

Grandson of O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. founder, Oscar Mossberg, Alan started working for the Mossberg organization at a very young age. For the better part of the last 50 years, Alan became a major pillar of the global firearms industry by successfully leading Mossberg to grow into one of the world’s largest and most respected small arms manufacturers.

A staunch proponent of conservation and shooting sports throughout his career, Alan was heavily involved with organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, North American Hunting Club, Sporting Arms, and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute, and the U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. Under Alan’s guidance, Mossberg has been (and continues to be) a substantial contributor to these and other organizations that promote the safe and healthy future of hunting and shooting sports. Alan was also a pioneer in the areas of firearm safety and security. In 1989, Alan directed Mossberg to ship a gun lock with every firearm that the company sold, which is now common practice across the entire industry – his contributions alone help ensure that America’s hunting and shooting traditions are safely passed down from generation to generation.

Alan is survived by a large family, including his children, Iver Mossberg, Jonathan Mossberg, Gretchen (Mossberg) Highsmith and Linnea (Mossberg) Helalat. Iver Mossberg is currently O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. CEO. About O.F.

Mossberg & Sons, Inc. Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Celebrating 100 years of innovation, Mossberg leads the industry with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit and stands as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer. Complete information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement, and military shotguns, rifles, handguns, and accessories are available at or by calling 1-800-363-3555. Mossberg can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Deplorable Bill

I have owned several mossberg tools, all shotguns, over the years and they are reliable and accurate. Thank you SIR for helping the American citizen forage for food, sport shoot and defend himself and others.

I am sorry you will not be here for the LORD’s return but there is the coming resurrection to hope for. I never met you so I will have to wait till then to talk with you. I doubt it will be a long wait.

GOD’s speed Sir

Arm up and carry on

Roland T. Gunner

Another of the Old Guard gone; RIP.


RIP Mr Mossberg! Thank you for good products and innovation! I hope these things will live on as a memorial to your work ethic.


In 1989, Alan directed Mossberg to ship a gun lock with every firearm that the company sold.

Not a resume enhancer in my opinion.


Not a fan of locks. I have metric shit tons of them and have never used one on any of my guns. That said, if Mr Mossberg’s initiative in including locks with each of his guns prevented a tragedy in a home where a Mossberg owner utilized such lock due to irresponsible adults or children being present in the home, how is that a bad thing for any of us?

Roland T. Gunner

The old “if it saves the life of just one child” saw?


It was a voluntary thing he saw fit to put in place. It was not mandatory that anyone use them and Lord knows, I never did. Again, I do not see where it harmed any of us. Unlike the Hillary Hole on most S&W revolvers made for decades now, if you choose not to use them, they cannot obstruct access to your gun when you need it.

I really liked the aluminum cleaning rod that all S&W revolvers had in the box when you bought them, much better than a lock.


Should he be condemned for seeing the legislation coming and acquiescing to what would become a requirement? I don’t think so. Gun Locks and Safes only keep honest people honest. That maxim is as old as the lock itself. Being at the forefront was politically and judicially a good call on Mr. Mossburg’s part. Whether it’s been effective, is an issue for the statitistitions to argue over.


Grant unto him eternal rest O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him- Amen.