I was in my 20's when Mossberg introduced this 30-30 carbine. Advertised price was $99.99 which was within $20. of Marlin 336. Writers largely ignored this carbine because even then, bolt action magnums rec'd the most press.
It was well made and priced right but failed in the market place. I hope that their new model succeeds and is offered in more cartridges, too.