Yea! Dave ck' out the pics I posted they show better than the auction pics did. This is one that came thru nicer than the auction showed. I usually figure that what I bid on will not be as nice as it appears on the auction. This time it was nicer. I'm a fan of the long heavy bbls. but this is way to sweet to complain about a 16 1/2" bbl. I'm not gonna touch it. I'm gonna respect the builder work. Thanks Again! and Thank You Visa "OUCH"DamGuy said:AWESOME you got it!!! Is it as nice as in the photo's?? No surprises??
Nice piece, how did you get away with the suppressor, i thought maybe you were from the UK. i have a std 142 but I should have a better stock on it, when i got the chance on this one I couldn't let it pass. It is one of the first auction guns that really was nicer than it appeared in the auction pics.It's one of my favorites.one of a kind. Thanks for the Roses. --Jim--tony k said:I am green with envy, too!
My first rifle was a 142, and I have a lifelong love of mannlicher-stocked rifles, so your newest is my dream gun! :t
Done a little customizing on one of my 142's, although in a completely different direction (yours is sublime where mine is, um, tactical/practical?) -- shortened threaded barrel, Gemtech suppressor, black parkerized finish .... maybe we need a "custom 142s" thread or web site!
Congrats on the great find. :beerchug:
I got my first 142A for Christmas when I was 8, but it was stolen about 10 years later. I've been looking for them on-and-off ever since. The one in the photo was a $50 pawn shop rescue, rusted and with a broken stock, that I brought back to life. A coupla years later I came across a minty 99% 142A that is my treasure today, so I didn't feel bad about cutting and threading the barrel on the one shown above. Even with a 16.5" barrel, it's still a tack-driver, like they all are.Mossbergman said:Nice piece, how did you get away with the suppressor, i thought maybe you were from the UK. i have a std 142 but I should have a better stock on it, when i got the chance on this one I couldn't let it pass. It is one of the first auction guns that really was nicer than it appeared in the auction pics.It's one of my favorites.one of a kind. Thanks for the Roses. --Jim--
that must have been where George got his not too many memebers have one. sorry you had to part with it.tony k said:Those are beautiful mannlichers! I actually owned a 640M for a couple of years -- found it in a pawn shop for $275, and it looked like it had never been shot. It was one of those guns I swore I would never sell, until a family financial crisis hit ... and even then I woulda kept it, except a hard-core NMCA collector offered me more than twice what I paid for it. Family had to come first.
Well, it took me a coupla decades to find a minty 142A to replace my original, so if I live long enough I might find another 640M....
Enjoy yours, and don't EVER part with them!