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Old January 27, 2001, 09:12 PM   #1
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Hi there!
Saw one of these at a show toady and was needing any info at all. It was in excellant condition with the peepsight and was selling for $125. It this a good price? Are they accurate? Any info is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old August 19, 2002, 12:38 AM   #2
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My dad just pulled out the old Mossberg 152 with adjustable peep sights. We use to shoot it back in about 1966. I remember one time at the Long Beach Police Rifle Range having it go full auto. That got us some looks, but not much more in those days. I've been trying to find some information on this gun. Think it was last oiled about thirty-four years ago. We picked it up used. Any information as to year of production and the like?
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Old August 19, 2002, 04:14 AM   #3
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The Mossberg Model 152 was manufactured from about 1948-1952. The Model 152 was a semiautomatic .22 caliber carbine with an 18" barrel that used a rear peep sight & military-type front sight and had a 7-shot detachable box magazine. The stock was Monte Carlo styled with a pistol grip and included a forearm that hinged down to act like a hand grip. The sling was mounted on swivels on the left side of the stock. Today, a Model 152 in excellent condition could be worth about $135-$175. There was also a Model 152K that used standard open sights that would be worth about $110-$150 in excellent condition. Hope this helps!

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Old August 19, 2002, 09:22 AM   #4
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Steve:

Thanks for the information.

This rifle seems to be a crossover in that the barrel has the model number 152, but this rifle also has peep sights and a forearm that hinges down.
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Old August 19, 2002, 10:33 PM   #5
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I also have a Mossberg 152 which I bought in near mint condition with a scope and sling for around $89. I am wondering where I could buy extra mags for it, with some possibly being high capacity. Does anyone know any high cap mags that are compatible with the 152? Thanks.
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Old August 20, 2002, 08:45 PM   #6
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I purchased that 152 seems like many moons ago!
You can purchase parts and 10 shot magazines from www.halvinsales.com
The ten shot mags work much better than the original 7 shot mag. You can also put better peeps on it if you want. I have a mossberg m44us and the s100 target sights fit the holes on the receiver. You do have to cut the stock however.
good luck great little rifle and the only semi 22 I own.
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Old August 20, 2002, 08:57 PM   #7
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Are you sure of the URL? Not coming up.
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Old August 20, 2002, 09:34 PM   #8
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Try this one. Go to 22 rifles

http://www.havlinsales.com/default.htm
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Old August 21, 2002, 12:41 AM   #9
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Spent many enjoyable Saturdays in mid 60's with one of these rifles.
Cuzzin would come out and pick up brother and me. Go to Western Auto and each buy box of .22LR for $.50.
Go to friends bar and pick up several trash bags full of Miller 7oz. pony beer bottles.
Go to abandoned quarry and hike up to bluff overlooking water filled pit. Don't remember distance to water.
Load 7 rounds in clip then toss one bottle into water and then break it.
Rotate rifle around amongst us and kept count of bottles broke.
Whoever broke most bottles got to shoot the last 3 rounds left.
Got real good at getting 49 broken bottles.

Rifle made many trips between various relatives. Got ahold of it for a while and did a major cleaning and oiling this last year.

Needed to get to a good range for resetting the peep sight but just taking it up to a field and doing quick and dirty was able to get it to shoot fairly good.

For the price they should be a good shooter. Interesting that they have a fairly heavy barrel on them. Almost like some of the target barrels you see for Ruger 10/22's. Plus if you wish you can scope it fairly easily.
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Old August 22, 2002, 10:12 PM   #10
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so...

So no high cap mags for these rifles?
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Old April 4, 2005, 03:35 PM   #11
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Hey guys just wanted to rez this old thread and spark up some conversation..

i am just holding my old 152 in my hands that has been passed down to me *i'm 21* i remember learning to shoot with this old thing.. i love it dearly..

man it makes me think back to thouse days.. me and this 22 where almost inseperable.. the funney thing is that i got this one that i learned how to shoot with and my grandfather on my moms side passed down to me a 152K.

anyone else love these old 22s??
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Old April 4, 2005, 10:14 PM   #12
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Quote:
anyone else love these old 22s??
Oh yeah!!
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Old April 5, 2005, 10:11 AM   #13
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After years of wanting one of these, my esteemed bro-in-law gifted me with a rather weary 152K that he'd 'liberated' at a gun show...what we call in these parts a 'barn rifle'. Lots of history on it, and I suspect that if there was a notch on the stock for every barn rat, weasel, crow, bunny and meat pig it put under, there wouldn't be any wood left. As it was, the stock, though dry, was sound, the bore good, and all parts present. (plus untold years of firing crud: barn rifles don't get cleaned much.) Checking its accuracy with the stock sights, it shot into .80" at 25 meters...not bad considering that our aggregate age is well over a century. I'm having a pretty good local gunsmith do a cosmetic makeover on this little rifle, including addition of a good Lyman peep and proper front sight, reblue and general polishing up. I've redone the walnut stock in oil, and it looks better than some $700 guns you see these days. It sure won't end up 'original', and I will end up having more in it than it's 'worth'...but then, what's a dream worth? It's already distracted me through a tough couple of months of winter here in Maine. I've promised the piece to the bro-in-law when I'm 'through' with it...he laughed and said...heck no, we'll bury you with it in your cold dead hands, so you can make Charleton Heston jealous, when you meet up yonder!!!
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Old April 5, 2005, 06:21 PM   #14
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I bought my M152 about ten years ago, when I went to my first gunshow. I paid $50, and bought two aftermarket 15-round mags for $55. I've been on the lookout for more 15-rounders, but they're scarce as froghair. Looks great with the forearm folded down - like a little subgun!
Accuracy is so-so, as Mossbergs go.
Now, I have six Mossberg twentytwo rifles. They are like Lays potato chips - can't have just one!

In the pic:
1) (Top) M34 singleshot
2) M152
3) M42M
4) M146b
5) M640KD Chuckster (.22WMR)

6) M320BB (not shown)
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Old March 14, 2009, 08:19 PM   #15
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Just found a Mossberg 152K - Bought it!

I decided on a whim to visit an Estate Sale today, had difficulty following the signs too (not very good directions), but I stuck with it and when I entered into the estate and glanced around, there it was laying quite handsomely on the couch. Paid $100.00 for it, not knowing what it was. I enjoy shooting and wanted to start a collection so I bought this and now have a Baretta 9M and the 152K. Your stories are very interesting and I should look up some history on it.

I am wondering what kind of condition mine is in, it has a little rust in the barrel where it was worn some and the wood is rather nice with a few scratches.

It does not have a clip (how do I find one) and the strap looks rather old.

Are many of these in circulation?

Thanks much,
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Old March 14, 2009, 09:45 PM   #16
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Mossberg made the best 22 bolt rifles in the world and today they are inexpensive and shoot as good as ever. I have $50 into my Mossberg 45B(b) (made in 1947) not counting the scope and it shoots as tight a groups as my $1000 Custom 10/22.



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Old March 14, 2009, 10:19 PM   #17
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Model 152

I just bought one too. Could not pass it up, $75 for mine. Can not wait to put the first rounds through it. My six year old is more eager than I am. If anyone has information on clips, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old March 15, 2009, 07:56 AM   #18
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omigosh, this thread keeps coming back like 'Rocky' movie sequels! I last posted here in 2004! My restored 'barn rifle' is still in the rack, shoots better than ever. Re: magazines, the only source I know and am sure of is Vic Havlin. His web address is on one of the posts above this one. His 10 rounders work perfectly in my 152. Not inexpensive, but when you're the best there is... Keep in mind, the way the world is trending, a 50 year old 152, with its 10 round magazine and that TERRIBLE TERRORIST fold-down forend, may well end up classed as a 'machine gun'. Better get yours now, to bury along with that EBR AR15!!!
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Old March 16, 2009, 11:02 PM   #19
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Clip

Thanks. I found some clips online too. The best price was 27 dollars at http://www.havlinsales.com/22rifle.htm. I think this is the same place as Vics noted in the response above.

I am going shooting Thursday and am looking forward to showing my Mossberg to the group there. I am sure they will get me all set up. I need to get that clip though, so I'll just shoot my 9M Thursday. Dutchess.jpg

Those are some nice pics you have there! I tried to attach a picture of the Mossberg. Since I am new to this, I am not sure how it will go...
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Old March 17, 2009, 10:10 AM   #20
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Ammunition containers are usually called 'magazines', not 'clips'. Clips are something else: they are designed to hold a group of cartridges together, to load 'en bloc' INTO a gun's magazine, and then be discarded before shooting. (There are a couple of exceptions to this rule, notably the M1 rifle, where the 'clip' is part of the 'magazine'; and the Roth/Steyr and Bergman pistols, and a couple of Lower Slobovian army rifles, which are now as extinct as the dodo.) Talking about 'clips' when you mean 'magazines', marks you as a beginner in most shooting circles.
Your photograph shows clearly that your rifle is a '152k' model, which came with a bead front sight and open rear sight on the barrel (and a seven-round 'magazine'.) The 152 model (no 'k') has a POST front sight with 'ears' on either side, and a peep/receiver sight on the rear of the action. The 'k' model is just as good a shooter, and will respond to the addition of a light telescope sight very well. The peep sight is a scarce collector's item, and your gun would need to be drilled and tapped to fit it, whereas a 'scope will slide on to the receiver grooves with no problem. 'Scope strongly recommended. Your pals at the range can recommend an inexpensive .22 'scope model that would be suitable.
Havlin's magazines are pretty good. I have a couple and mine work fine. If they feed erratically, it will probably be because the L-shaped piece in the stock that holds the magazine has been bent or is loose. An easy fix. There's hardly anything else that can go wrong with this little carbine, which is why I like it so.
The k model originally sold for a couple of dollars less than the 152, and now sells for 'considerably' less. It's nice that your rifle has the original sling, which adds to its market value.
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Old March 17, 2009, 07:59 PM   #21
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Thanks very much for that valuable information. I will print it so I can keep it. I am very new to shooting probably one year or so. I tried years ago to learn by my sister (a deputy in New Orleans). However, she yelled at me for something, scared the heck out of me and I never tried again until about a year ago in TN. She let me shoot her 38, 45 and compact 9. I liked the 9, the best so went to get one. I took many classes at the range and shoot my 9 pretty well. I know nothing of rifles other than just shooting my sisters AR15. It was VERY nice.

So here I am to learn and absorb, so once again thanks for the time to share with me.

I am concerned with the issues in trying to purchase ammunition these days. I hope my enjoyment of shooting does not come to a quick end. I am concerned prices will rise considerably.
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Old March 18, 2009, 08:01 PM   #22
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Mossberg .22s are an addition. You start with one then you end up scouring the shows for them. They are gaining alot of popularity the last couple years too. I have a few myself. They were well made and many had some very nice wood on them. I would have jumped on a complete 152 for anything under $225 in very good condition.

Here's my small herd, front to back: 146B T-bolt, 144LSB, 25A, 44US


And here's a weirdo, PMA-1P. Yup, it came from the factory like that:


I have others, but they're camera shy.

Good Mossberg info sites:
http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...splay.php?f=51
http://home.epix.net/~damguy/index.html
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Old March 19, 2009, 10:08 PM   #23
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Bigfatts,

The PMA-IP looks like it would be very fun to shoot. Your other rifles are really nice. Great photo, thanks for sharing.

Which is your favorite gun to shoot, rifle, pistol...
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Old March 20, 2009, 01:14 PM   #24
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Thanx for the compliments. I prefer rifles, my favorite fun gun is the 146B in the forefront of the group pic. I paid $100 for it in a pawn shop. It is one of the most accurate guns I own, even out shoots most of my heavy bbl target guns. The tube mag holds 19 LR or twenty-something shorts. Great for a walk through squirrel country.

PS- I haven't shot the PMA yet, bought it as a project. Needs a firing pin and it originally came with a 30 round banana mag I still need to get.
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Old May 9, 2009, 10:48 AM   #25
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Mossberg 152

I see that this thread has been resurrected several times, and it hits close to home. I have one of these that my dad bought for me in the 1950's.
It is still the most accurate .22 that I own!
Mine is an early model with the hinged part of the forearm made out of walnut rather than the black plastic of the later ones. It has a Lyman peep sight, which may have been optional, as some of the other ones I have seen had aperture sights that looked like they might have been made by Mossberg.
There were several later minor changes to the gun as well as the model numbers.

The comment by Gary H about it going full auto: they can do this if the action gets cruddy. A good cleaning should fix it.

Bigfatts - Do you know when the PMA-1P was made? I have never see one!

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