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Old 08-29-2019, 07:42 AM
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Finally bought my first mossberg 22.

I've toyed with getting one in the past, seen several over the years locally with the plastic foreend...I guess the plastic turned me away. Anyway...I was in a shop the other day and they had a 142a with wood forend, nice peep sight assembly, t handle, and sling...a little wear on the bluing around the edges but that was about it. I left and thought better of it and turned around and went back in and got it. I think I may have paid up a bit, 250, but its seems like a very nice rifle for that price. Really don't know much history about the mossbergs so any cool about this rifle I don't know about, I'd love to hear it.
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:26 AM
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I don't see many of the folding stocks in my area so here that is a fair price if all original and in good shape. I bought a 352 three years ago and it has impressed me. Would buy others if I could find them. I have 6 Mossbergs and they are all great shooters. Keep the action clean and it will surprize you. Also mine really like CCI SV ammo. I hunt with the CCI sub-sonic HP and POI is the same
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:40 AM
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For an older Tbolt in very nice shape that isn't a bad price. I have a 142A with the plastic fore end which I actually like. It is a great shooter and only weighs 5 1/2 lbs scoped, a pleasure to carry squirrel hunting. Triggers are crappy but can be helped a little bit hard to get to under 3lbs, I think mine is 3 1/2 lbs now. Shoots awsome!
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you did fine on the price, just think of this way. The sights along would cost you about 2/3's of what you paid for the rifle. They are excellent shooter's for a small rifle. As mention, light weight and compact, very comfortable to shoot.

The 142's for some reason don't show up for sale often, I have only every seen two in my hunt over they last dozen or so years. They just don't come up for sale often.
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:01 AM
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Yep! Like the others said,they don't show up often. In my book $250 is what its worth. You didn't steal it or over pay!
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For a 142A in good shape you did well. Made 1949-1957.
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thanks, I think they had one more 142 but with the plastic foreend. Guy carries a lot of older stuff, most stuff out of most folks price range, but he ran into a collection of mossbergs evidently and probably had a dozen old ones on the shelf.

Has a serial number 39 winchester 63. Supposed first day production. 4 grand though.
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FYI I replaced the plastic forend on a 142 with Numrich's walnut forend, which was stained darker than my rifle's stock. I soaked the walnut forend in Klean Strip gentle liquid refinisher for furniture & antiques. This removed all of the finish and dark stain. I then restained with Minwax Gun Stock stain and finished with spray lacquer. It is a perfect match for my 142 stock


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[QUOTE=LRJ;11596819]FYI I replaced the plastic forend on a 142 with Numrich's walnut forend, which was stained darker than my rifle's stock. I soaked theantiquesThis walnut forend in Klean Strip gentle liquid refinisher for furniture & rem. oved all of the finish and dark stain. I then restained with Minwax Gun Stock stain and finished with spray lacquer. It is a perfect match for my 142 stock


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I tried to "match up" one about 8 years ago! :cool You did better than I did!..
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It's an art form acquired by trial and error rosscoe. So keep practicing.

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