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Posted: 4/2/2006 1:49:11 PM EDT
My girlfriend has a mossberg model 152 semi-auto .22 rifle. It belonged to her father and he received it as a child sometime between 1930 and 1940. It has no serial # and I'm trying to get it dated. Any ideas in the great firearm guru community. All help will be appreciated.
Ty
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 1:50:01 PM EDT
candle light dinner, but be sure to use protection if you seal the deal after the date
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 1:50:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
candle light dinner, but be sure to use protection if you seal the deal after the date



+1 You don't know who else has been in that bore..
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 1:51:36 PM EDT
You can love your weapons, just don't LOVE your weapons.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 1:56:01 PM EDT
Come on guys, I need real help, not smart ass answers. Besides, we already live together, I know whos been in the bore.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 1:59:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
candle light dinner, but be sure to use protection if you seal the deal after the date



Ray Charles could have seen that one coming.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:01:45 PM EDT
call mossberg or send them a e-mail
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:04:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
call mossberg or send them a e-mail



Mossy want's all inquires about their weapons to go through their legal section. Mossy themselves wont help.

I tried already. The law firm NEVER got back with me, twice.

Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:07:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:

Originally Posted By twonami:
call mossberg or send them a e-mail



Mossy want's all inquires about their weapons to go through their legal section. Mossy themselves wont help.

I tried already. The law firm NEVER got back with me, twice.



WTF!?
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:12:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 2:13:42 PM EDT by fxntime]
Not much info except that they were a low priced rifle made after 1930. $80 to $100 bucks if in good shape. $125 if excellent. Without a SN# you are basically out of luck. Trade in is probably 50 bucks tops. Mossy probably does not even have that info anymore, anyways. Basically the marlin model 60 of it's times but without a SN#.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:15:24 PM EDT
According to the Blue Book (you should get one) the 152 was made from 1948-52 and the 152k from 1950-57. Without a serial number you will not be able to determine the exact date.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:17:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By P08:
According to the Blue Book (you should get one) the 152 was made from 1948-52 and the 152k from 1950-57. Without a serial number you will not be able to determine the exact date.



Heck, my Blue Book just clumped the entire lot into one catagory, with a standard price.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:21:51 PM EDT
What edition? I was looking at the 24th, my newest one is upstairs.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:22:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By P08:
According to the Blue Book (you should get one) the 152 was made from 1948-52 and the 152k from 1950-57. Without a serial number you will not be able to determine the exact date.


Already did it. I got the same answer as you. 1947-1958. I was hoping for a more narrowed down field. Thanks for your help. Ty
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:26:21 PM EDT
There are similar problems with many guns that lack serial numbers. The only other thing you can go on would be design changes or proof or assembly marks. Unfortunatly with that gun there will be little interest for any researcher to bother to look.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:27:39 PM EDT
If its has a wood flip down forend, then it is early production. If it has plastic flip down forend, then its late production.

Mossy 152s are well-built rifles.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:29:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wombat_SCSO:
You can love your weapons, just don't LOVE your weapons.



What if your hands are lethal weapons?
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:30:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DnPRK:
If its has a wood flip down forend, then it is early production. If it has plastic flip down forend, then its late production.

Mossy 152s are well-built rifles.


It does have the wood flip down grip, hadn't been shot in at least 30 years. Ran a rag with break free down the barrel and fired off 7 rounds at 100 yrds. Damn if it wasn't accurate. all 7 shots in the black.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:36:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
candle light dinner, but be sure to use protection if you seal the deal after the date

And lube her up real good.

Kharn
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:49:56 PM EDT
good thing it's rifled for your pleasure. you really dont get as much feelign with a smoothbore
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:50:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 2:52:30 PM EDT by TacticalStrat]

Model 152 auto loading carbine.



22 lr, 7 shot detachable box magazine. 18" barrel. Weight 5 lbs. Monte Carlo stock with pistol grip, hinged forearm pulls down to form hand grip, sling mounted swivels on left side of stock. No. S109 front sight, No. S108 receiver sight. Made 1948-1957.



Model 152K auto loading carbine.



22 lr, 7 shot detachable box magazine. 18" barrel. Weight 5 lbs. Monte Carlo stock with pistol grip, hinged forearm pulls down to form hand grip, sling mounted swivels on left side of stock. No. S133 front sight, S134 rear sight. Made 1950-1957.


Link


Link Posted: 4/2/2006 3:37:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:
Model 152 auto loading carbine.

home.epix.net/~damguy/152.jpg

22 lr, 7 shot detachable box magazine. 18" barrel. Weight 5 lbs. Monte Carlo stock with pistol grip, hinged forearm pulls down to form hand grip, sling mounted swivels on left side of stock. No. S109 front sight, No. S108 receiver sight. Made 1948-1957.



Model 152K auto loading carbine.

home.epix.net/~damguy/152k.jpg
When I was at the mossberg site, I also saw those photos. Only difference I can tell between the two, besides someone mounted a scope, were the type of sights.
22 lr, 7 shot detachable box magazine. 18" barrel. Weight 5 lbs. Monte Carlo stock with pistol grip, hinged forearm pulls down to form hand grip, sling mounted swivels on left side of stock. No. S133 front sight, S134 rear sight. Made 1950-1957.


Link



Link Posted: 4/2/2006 3:39:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:
Model 152 auto loading carbine.

home.epix.net/~damguy/152.jpg

22 lr, 7 shot detachable box magazine. 18" barrel. Weight 5 lbs. Monte Carlo stock with pistol grip, hinged forearm pulls down to form hand grip, sling mounted swivels on left side of stock. No. S109 front sight, No. S108 receiver sight. Made 1948-1957.



Model 152K auto loading carbine.

home.epix.net/~damguy/152k.jpg

22 lr, 7 shot detachable box magazine. 18" barrel. Weight 5 lbs. Monte Carlo stock with pistol grip, hinged forearm pulls down to form hand grip, sling mounted swivels on left side of stock. No. S133 front sight, S134 rear sight. Made 1950-1957.


Link





When I was at the mossberg site, I also saw those photos. Only difference I can tell between the two, besides someone mounted a scope, were the type of sights.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 4:28:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:

Originally Posted By twonami:
call mossberg or send them a e-mail



Mossy want's all inquires about their weapons to go through their legal section. Mossy themselves wont help.

I tried already. The law firm NEVER got back with me, twice.



WTF!?



I have a very old mossy, I called and asked if I could give them the sn# and make and asked if they could give me year made, etc...They said they no longer give that information out and all 'historical' questions have to be madein writing and through such and such...I did, once in 1998 and once again in 2000..I never heard anything back.

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