Mossberg 142A

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Bowzhunter, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Bowzhunter

    Bowzhunter New Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Have model 142A mossberg T bolt. Does anyone know if original magazine was ajustable for short, long and long rifle? I know the so called "magic" clip came in about 1960. My rifle was made 1949-1954. Its current magazine does however give trouble when trying to feed shorts and longs.Thanks in advance.
  2. gunplumber

    gunplumber New Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    Some of the Moss came with the adj mags but I'm not sure which. Contact Vic at and he will fix you up or at least ans your questions.

  3. 22shot

    22shot New Member

    Oct 30, 2010
    U.S.of A.

    Your 142A (.22 short: Long and Long Rifle) came with a 7rd. clip magazine; adjustable for .22 Longs;LR; and short.

    No "magic'; you set up the magazine by inserting the supplied pin for the shorts; removed it for the Longs and LRs.
    The pin insured that the shorts were in the proper posistion to feed; without flopping back and forth in the magazine.

    That "magic clip" was around way before the '60s!
  4. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    SW PA
    The 142A was made 1949-1957.

    22 Long Rifle, Long, Short, 7 shot detachable box magazine R632.

    Here's info on the original mag.
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