Mossberg .22s Anyone?

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Smokin Guns, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. Waldo Pepper

    Waldo Pepper New Member

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    I have had this 142A (with T bolt) for about 56 years.
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    My dad bought it for my 6 or 7 birthday. I have carried it all over as a kid and young man hunting, and shows the wear and tear of a teenager on hunting & camping trips. Needless to say it is not for sale.
  2. Danwin22

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    Great idea. When I was a kid I had a .410 bolt action Mossberg shotgun and my brother and his friend each had Mossberg .22 autos.

    I loved the guns but the plastic trigger guard made them look cheap.

    I think my brother still has his.

    You should advertise these trigger guards or let a gun parts catalogue place sell them for you.

    If I ever get another Mossberg I'll try to find this thread again.

    Good luck, you should sell a lot of these, I wanted one back in the fifties.
  3. masterPsmith

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    I don't think I would ever part with any of my Mossberg bolt guns. Two of my favorites are my 46M (a), which I learned to shoot with at the age of 5 (I am now 57). It is still very accurate today, shoots one ragged hole at 25 yards. I also am very partial to my almost mint 144LSB which will shoot ragged holes at 50 yards with the original sights and on a good day, 1 1/2 " or better if I do my part at 100 yards.

    Jim.............:)
  4. i_explore

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    Nice to know there are a few of us out there that appreciate the older Mossberg 22's. While I am not a collector I have a 45b that my uncle gave me when I turned 14. I love that gun! If anyone could lead me to a trigger guard for it I would be appreciative.

    Good luck adding to your collection. :cool:
  5. i_explore

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    Looks real similar to the 45b of which I am lookin for. Has he made a 45b yet or will any other model style that you know of fit the 45b
  6. FW!

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    If you have a No. 3 Mossberg Peepsight, I love to know if you like to sell it. I have an old Model 30 Mossberg with no rear Peep sight. Unless anybody else knows where I can get one. Thanks
  8. jamesjo

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    i explore,
    Check your email.
    We can make you a guard if we can get a pattern from you. Don't know the difference between the model 45b and any of the other modeos that Ron is presently making. I am sure we can hook you up somehow though. Click on this link to get some comments from other satisfied people.

    http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274968

    Jim
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  9. glocknut

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    HOLY CHR*ST.... this thread was started before i became a member!!!!!!

    Chaaaa Chinggggggg

    mike
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  10. gdmoody

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    It just keeps coming back.
  11. Tom Militano

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    I have a couple of Mossberg M44 US models that I bought from the CMP. They are sold out now and I wouldn't part with mine for any reason.
  12. Bigdog57

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    I love the old Mossbergs. My M152 was the first gun I bought at our local gunshow, and gave me the bug! I like the folding fore end, and found two 15-round magazines (paid more for the maggs than for the rifle!).
    Followed it with the M146B with T-bolt handle (rebuilt from a rusted ruin), the 640KD Chuckster (actually the Revelation store brand), the M34 singleshot (ultra-sensitive trigger makes it a looker rather than a shooter), the M42M (currently wearing a Marble-Goss target aperture rear sight and Ruger 10-22 ring and blade front sight), and finally the M320BB singleshot (old Boy Scout trainer - not pictured here).

    My Mossys:

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  13. FloridaFialaFan

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    Since I collect .22rf single-shot stuff ALMOST exclusively (main exceptions are Mossberg Brownie, and Gevarm semi-auto .22 rifles) the ONLY Mossie rifle in my collection is this old Model L pictured below. (Take note, Torpedoman.)

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    Already got various bolt actions but needed a specimen of a martini-style action.

    Best regards ~ ~ ~ FFF
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  14. jrg

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    Just one, a 142K. Sweetheart of a carbine, found this in a San Antonio pawnshop last summer. Its a keeper

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    Even came with the original S108 peep sight.

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  15. FW!

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    That is a 142A, the 142K had bbl mounted sights
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    Thank you sir for that correction - my bad.
  17. FW!

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    I have a 142A just like yours. I am looking for a 142K with the T-bolt handle. They are hard to find
  18. GunHugger

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    You won't find one...unless someone switched bolts from a early 142A.

    The 142A was made from 1949 - 1957 with only the early ones having the T on the bolt handle.

    The 142K was made from 1953 - 1957, long after Mossberg went back to the ball on the bolt handle.
  19. ivarr

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    i have a 42B



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  20. Gcram399

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    Hi,
    New to the forum. Just picked up a nice old Mossberg 146B from a guy I work with for $80.00. The only thing that it's missing are the original swivels. I'm really amazed how nice it shoots.
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