SOLD - Mossberg Model 142K / Mfg. 1953 to 1957 / C&R OK


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Member: A.P. Hill Camp #167 / Colonial Heights, Virginia

Mossberg Model 142K / Mfg. 1953 to 1957 / C&R OK

Offered for your purchasing consideration is a complete, very nice, clean, Mossberg Model 142K. Manufactured from 1953 to 1957, the 142K was the final cataloged variation of the 142 series. It is in exceptional condition showing only the lightest of handling marks and a few white paint specks on the butt stock and for end. I would rate the metal and wood finish to be in the 90% range or possibly a bit higher. Not too bad for a rifle that is between 59 to 63 years old.

The Mossberg Model 142A was first manufactured in 1949. There is also a model 142 which has no letter suffix and a rarely encountered Model 142M that was never listed in Mossberg catalogs of the period. This is thought to have happened because the 142M was a “transitional model” which was manufactured from surplus 142 components as well as components of models in production at that time. According to published production charts, there were just over 1,000 of these rifles manufactured. Mossberg was a very frugally operated company.

This model 142K has an 18 inch barrel, seven round magazine, and is chambered for the .22 Short, Long, and Long Rifle cartridges. It also features a plain walnut stock with a fold down fore end and nice grain pattern, sling swivels, leather sling, adjustable trigger, as well as a NRA branded 3X9X40m/m scope. The iron sights consist of a Mossberg S134 sight, and a S133 front sight.

Product Information:
Action: Bolt.
Metal Finish: Blue.
Caliber/Gauge: 22 S – L - LR.
Serial Number: None.
Bore: Bright & shiny with strong lands & grooves.
Barrel Length: 18 Inches.
Grip/Stock: Walnut with no cracks, splits, or missing wood.
Features: Noted in item description.
Extras: None.
Estimated NRA Modern Condition: Very Good.
Blemishes: A few light handling marks.
Parts Not Present: None.
Parts Broken: None.

NOTE: Firearms are only checked for proper operation in a unloaded mode, and/or, by the use of snap caps. We do not test fire them using live ammunition.


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1) United States Postal Money Orders. (Preferred)

2) Certified Funds with issuer’s contact information including phone number(s).

3) Personal / Business checks with bank contact information including phone number(s). Item (s) shipped when check clears.

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Shipping Is As Follows:

Handguns: Fee = $25.00 / Shipped via USPS Priority Mail. The proper insurance, Delivery Confirmation, and Return Receipt required. Tracking information will be sent to the buyer. The fees for these items are including in the shipping charge quoted above.

Long guns: Fee = $30.00 / Shipped via FedEx Ground. The proper insurance is required, and tracking information will be sent to the buyer. The fees for these items are including in the shipping charge quoted above.

NOTE: Due to the recent increase in damage to long guns during transit, long guns selling for less than $300.00 can be shipped in a foam lined hard case, inside of a new cardboard shipping box, for an additional charge of $25.00. This is my actual cost of the hard cases and oversized shipping boxes.

Shipping charges for long guns selling for $300.00 or more will be $55.00. This amount includes the $25.00 cost of the foam lined hard case and oversized shipping box.

NOTE: Foxfire Rod & Gun does not provide for customer pick up. All items must be shipped.

Return Policy:

Modern, Curio / Relic, Antique Firearms: ALL RETURNS MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SITES TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE. During this period a firearm is not to be fired or disassembled in any fashion. If you choose to return the item, it MUST be received by Foxfire Rod & Gun in the EXACT and SAME condition as you received it. Unless the item was misrepresented in the listing, all shipping charges are non-refundable and I will refund the purchase price of the item ONLY.


New Jersey : 15 round maximum for semi-automatic firearms only.
California : 10 round maximum for all magazines.
Maryland : 20 round maximum for all magazines. (Except .22 rimfire tubular magazines)
Massachusetts : 10 round maximum all magazines.
Hawaii : 10 round maximum for all handgun magazines.
Colorado: 15 rounds maximum for all magazines (does not apply to .22 tubular magazines or to lever action tubular magazines)

Please Note

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Post Office Box 104
Carson, Virginia 23830-0104

Phone: (804) 862-4310
FAX: (804) 862-4311


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  • Model: Mossberg Model 142K / Mfg. 1953
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: O.F. Mossberg & Sons

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 26 July, 2016.


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