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    This used to be a really hopping board. Have people just quit collecting Mossbergs? I always enjoyed it here.
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    Hate to say it but I think rimfire central gets a lot more traffic. Mossbergs are not really military firearms, trainers excepted. Maybe suggest to Vic and the mods to start a .22lr forum and group this forum with the military trainers forum and other rimfire pursuits?
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    I check this board everyday, not many people around. I am only a beginning collector, only four Mossberg .22's to date, so I don't usually have much to add to the forum myself.
    Love to see other folks stuff, though.
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    Wonder if the shortage of 22lr ammo has any effect. I have a nice 42M(b) posted elsewhere but may keep it after this mornings range trip. Using peep sights, it can shoot 7rds, 1/2" or under at 50yds with CCI Blazer, Fed Auto Match. Doesn't shoot 1st or 2nd, cold barrel fliers like my Izhmash CM-2 Cadet.

    Buddy of mine just received the latest Blue Book and Mossbergs are still way under-priced compared to the value to a collector.

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    What do you want for it???
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    Quote Originally Posted by makdaddy View Post
    What do you want for it???
    Had it listed for $350 or something of equal value, local sale. I like to meet at the range so nobody's disappointed. Doesn't matter if it goes or not. Ammo might come down a little in the future.

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    Huh, and here I only just found it, would make it easier if there was a .22 section
    usually I look for the brit small bore or whatever the other one is...
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    I have been looking for a 152 folding arm peep sight 22....when I got the money..
    had one when I was a kid...sold it to a crippled guy....

    Never seen another at shows ....where I could put my hands it...

    Don't even know their values in excellent condition....?
    Do any of you know the value?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DK PHILLIPS View Post
    I have been looking for a 152 folding arm peep sight 22....when I got the money..
    had one when I was a kid...sold it to a crippled guy....

    Never seen another at shows ....where I could put my hands it...

    Don't even know their values in excellent condition....?
    Do any of you know the value?
    my old blue book, (at least 5yrs old) says $175 for 98%,

    I have one in about 9-95 that I would not sell for less,
    neat little auto, like it a lot
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    Might not be a bad idea. I'll consider it.
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    I have 20 or so Mossbergs, good guns.
    Live on a lake and don't fish,,,,,,,,collect guns and I don't hunt..........Be afraid, something is very wrong with this man !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pak75 View Post
    Hate to say it but I think rimfire central gets a lot more traffic. Mossbergs are not really military firearms, trainers excepted. Maybe suggest to Vic and the mods to start a .22lr forum and group this forum with the military trainers forum and other rimfire pursuits?
    it does, but the sections I frequent are slow,,,

    but I lurk a few of the bolt gun and pistol subforums and leave the 10/22 stuff alone
    what's so funny about peace love and understanding?

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    Layman post us some pictures,..friend..
    is it refinished?

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    Good idea I forget this place is here too!

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    Here's my 152. I picked it up last year, I paid $300 for it. I know they are generally not worth that much, but it's 98%, original sights, Mossberg scope and mount even has it's little rubber eyecup, original sling....where are you going to find another one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DK PHILLIPS View Post
    Layman post us some pictures,..friend..
    is it refinished?
    Give me a few days... I'll get it out the safe...

    Not refinished at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by DK PHILLIPS View Post
    I have been looking for a 152 folding arm peep sight 22....when I got the money..
    had one when I was a kid...sold it to a crippled guy....

    Never seen another at shows ....where I could put my hands it...

    Don't even know their values in excellent condition....?
    Do any of you know the value?
    my 152 is also missing rear sight. the bracket is there. has a 3-9X32 scope on it.

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    Wrench...nice set up looks great..
    .I have told this story before....
    about or near 1970 something...taking my dog up for a walk through a very old unkept grave yard near my house....
    Dog geared to thick cover briars high weeds ...I thought he was locked on a tarpon he hated them....?

    But he wouldn't come to me? growling near over growth on graves ..
    Well I pushed through with great difficulty.....there he sat....the rusty 152 no clip, sights and a rusty Polaroid camera?
    I got the stuff that had been laying under leaf growth Simi sheltered, there a very long time ... Threw camera away....fell apart in my hands..

    Local Old timer told me to use Kerosine, oooo steel wood, hot sun...
    trying to unfreeze the action so I could take it apart.....it all paid off...
    inside look great, had to really polished bolt...
    got it running, never failed to eject or fire as long as I owned it!
    It was my first 22....
    I ordered first time from gun parts two clips, sights...
    browned look from weathering slowly..new blued clips, sights.....a staring piece.....
    accuracy made friends take note later ....fastest firing 22 I have ever owned!
    And if I find one and have the money in hand will get one.....one day!
    Legally.....this time!
    Peep sights on this first 22
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    Iver Johnson 12 champion all was my first taste of GUN CONTROL...

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    I check this thread from time to time because my first rifle was a Mossberg 146B. My dad bought it for me used for $14 when I was in seventh grade and had just joined a DCM Junior Rifle Club. I found the smaller proportioned 146B easier to shoot than the Club’s DCM Remington 513Ts and Winchester M75s. By the tenth grade I had grown and started shooting a Club Remington 513T with quarter minute sights. The 146B’s half minute sights did not allow for the finer sight adjustments required on the NRA International Targets.
    I killed a lot of crows, rats, groundhogs and tin cans with that old Mossberg. You could load the tubular magazine and shoot all week. :>)
    Upon joining a college rifle team, I traded the Mossberg 146B and $60 for a Remington 513T which I still have. Over the past five years I have seen only four 146Bs at gun shows and they were in the $400-$500 range. Only one still had the front sight hood. Too much in my book for a rifle for nostalgic reasons. I always thought that the Mossberg 146B , if it had had better sights would have shot just as well as the Remingtons and Winchesters. Apparently the US Army thought so too, because it sure bought enough Mossberg target rifles.
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    Mossberg 152...for Dan

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    Thanks love it....better than the one I had so long a go....memories...Dan

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    picked that up 10+yrs ago, thru dad's shop.
    someone had dropped it, I had to tweek the rear sight to get it straight again, and found a new magazine from someone,, brownells maybe back then,,

    good shooting little gun. more fun to me than a 10/22 (but I'm stoopid that way)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyman1903 View Post
    good shooting little gun. more fun to me than a 10/22 (but I'm stoopid that way)
    Not stoopid at all, Lyman. I luvs me some Mossbergs. My favorite is my 146B with the "T" bolt.

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    I didnt know this section existed till just now. Ill have to come here and contribute . Love me some old Mossberg .22's

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    my Mossberg 152 has the wood piece that comes down. I got it a year ago from a guy on another board. I traded a mosin nagant T53 for it. T53 was a century ufixem I got for $60. it has a 3-9X32 scope on it. no peep sight,probably removed when scoped. when were wood front piece produced?

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    Just happened across this one also. Within the last few weeks I've picked up a 151m and a US44. Haven't shot either yet. I'll try posting some pics of them soon either here or I can start a new thread I guess. Good to see some Mossy rifles for sure.

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    Cool

    As 22's couldn't be feed....I thought more would be for sale at gun shows a a lesser price.....
    but less 22's rifles were for sale?

    Trade-winds had a 22 that looked like it had a Mossburg type Simi auto action?
    With screwed off back...?

    I think Kaco had something to do or made them?
    Data shallow...

    I had two a HR700's one 22 mag deluxe very accurate....
    similar to and Kodak had one that had the look too...?

    I'll find one metal excellent wood that needs refinished....little over a hundred.. No hurry!

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    .22s seem to be a drug on the market of late. Used to hear folks out in the sticks popping off rounds all the time. Now very very quiet. Local LGSs have removed many older used .22s like Mossbergs from shelves and push only new autos line 10-22s ect. They also won't accept consignments of most older .22 bolt actions.
    In some states the add'l cost of fees and taxes have made previously inexpensive .22s unsaleable. Seeing lots of parts sets as some are cutting recievers and selling off parts. A well used Model M and a near new Moss 341 fell to this fate recently and parts were sold on ebay.

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    interestingly enough, I was at a very small show last sunday, and there must have been about a dozen Mossbergs of various types and vintages for sale, and at reasonable prices,

    and had a guy try to tell me a wards westernfield bolt action, probably actually made by Stevens, was a copy of a Remington 37...

    amazing,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyman1903 View Post
    Mossberg 152...for Dan

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    stock should be an easy fix, if it is all there,,,
    what's so funny about peace love and understanding?

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    VERY oil soaked, plus old repair(s)
    so yeah, I can fix it, but I'm thinking about inlaying some brass bars, AND you forget, this is the wrist, where a good 1/3 of the wood is removed for the magazine tube (butt feeder)
    so, NO not that simple I can do the repair, but, after looking and failing, I've come to the conclusion, that I can't do an invisible repair, which leaves (for me) flamboyant...
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    Here is one of my 152's



    And it's brother the 142-A bolt action with a T-bolt


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    You can throw the Bluebook out into the cold on Mossbergs. The sights alone sell for 125.00.
    Let me know if still looking for one as I have one missing sights but it's grooved for a tipoff scope.



    Quote Originally Posted by Lyman1903 View Post
    my old blue book, (at least 5yrs old) says $175 for 98%,

    I have one in about 9-95 that I would not sell for less,
    neat little auto, like it a lot

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    I also just found this forum! I have my Dads 1949 mod 152. I hunted with it for 20 yrs. before I actually bought my own .22....a 10/22 Ruger deluxe sporter... Which I hated the trigger pull on, and sold it! Dad gave me the old 152 to keep in 2001 when he was visiting me in Montana where I then lived. He passed in 2008. In all those years he and I killed a truckload of squirrels and rabbits with it. It still shoots cloverleafs all day long! Wish O could find an original cotton web sling for it!
    .....said I never had much use for one,....never said I didn't know how to use one....
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    edit... Wish "I"could find a cotton web sling for it!. O couldn't find his a** with both hands!
    .....said I never had much use for one,....never said I didn't know how to use one....
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    I keep forgetting this board exists!

    To be honest, it really should be a sub-board under the .22 Forum rather than hanging out here all by itself. Speaking of which, that should be all .22s, not just trainers (which is how I use it now anyway)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK111 View Post
    You can throw the Bluebook out into the cold on Mossbergs. The sights alone sell for 125.00.
    Let me know if still looking for one as I have one missing sights but it's grooved for a tipoff scope.
    blue book is only a guide,
    some overpriced, some undervalued,

    and you can part out a lot of older firearms and get more out of them than when they are whole (ebay and gunbroker are full of them, sadly)
    what's so funny about peace love and understanding?

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    Dont forget about this wonderful one that UPS broke for me in Jan and still hasnt paid me for...

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    22's: wasn't that many in yesterday's gun show...just newer type autos, some bolt actions ....
    Not a 152 to be seen...it will one day fall into my Hands like the first one.....
    Just hope I'm not in a grave yard.....won't need it the last trip....would I!

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    I too check in once in a while and notice others from the other forum.

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    Local shops have not moved any Mossbergs (other than 500 shotguns) in last 2 months. The election an fear of Hitlery has added a "cooling" sales trend. Should .22 ammo become plentiful and chaep may Mossbergs (and other .22's move back in to the picture.

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    Just bought grand son M16 22...havent shot it yet...

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    My experience with Mossberg .22s at a local gun show: I get a table at every show, and put out some top quality Mossbergs, with all sights, sling swivels, and magazines, some with Mossberg scopes. I mark them at giveaway prices, but no sales. Lots of old guys like me stop by to tell me how they had this model of that as a kid, but no buyers. If somebody shows the least interest, I tell them they could sell the parts on ebay for twice what I'm asking for the whole gun-but still no sale. At the last show I was at, I brought 8 rifles of various types-four of them sold, but I took the rest home (they were all Mossbergs). Not a lot of interest in them around this area.

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    Question Are they all used up?

    I've looked for 152 with peep and fold down for arm in great condition 40 years ...seen "0"?
    Wonder where they all dissapear to?
    Was the first 22 I owned....found in a grave yard....rusty out side excellent on inside.
    I ordered two clips, peeps from gun parts I was in junior high I believe?
    It's one of those things....that brought fond memories to mind.
    Will keep looking and wouldn't think they would be very high in price in 98 percent or less conditions?

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