View Full Version : A little help, please?(Mystery .22 rifle)

Harry Callahan
July 13, 2012, 10:40 AM

I was bored yesterday and started daydreaming about years past. I got to thinking about getting in to shooting when I was very young with my grandfather in St Paul, Arkansas back in the '60s. I learned on a number of guns, but mostly .22s. I'm trying to identify a rifle that I used then but all I can remember is that the rifle was in .22, bolt action, had a stock where you put the bullets in the side port, and had almost a Manlicher type fore-end. This gun seemed huge and heavy( I was 8), but for some reason I loved it. Cannot find anything like it. Anybody have any leads? TIA.

Big Shrek
July 13, 2012, 11:34 AM
Without knowing the MFR...pretty difficult without a pic ;)

Mike Irwin
July 13, 2012, 12:00 PM
Best guess (and that is all that it is) would be some sort of Mossberg, possibly this one, the 151M:


Harry Callahan
July 13, 2012, 01:10 PM
That looks real close. However, the band on the fore-end wasn't there, and no scope, but that's REAL close. Thanks.

July 13, 2012, 03:16 PM
Sounds like maybe a Mossberg 152 . Shorter stock , no band , of course the scope is an accessory added to any gun .

Bob Wright
July 13, 2012, 04:45 PM
The Mossberg would be my guess, too.

Bob Wright