Vintage Mossberg's First Semi Auto 22LR, Rifle Field Demo

Vintage Mossberg's First Semi Auto 22LR, Rifle Field Demo

I READ IT WAS THE FIRST MOSSBERG SEMI AUTO 22LR,IT COULD BE WRONG. I wanted to share an old but great rifle. I figured some of my viewers could appreciate this video, for what it is. A rifle from the past that deserves to be shown and used in the field over 65 years later.


  1. Tim M. on January 24, 2023 at 1:33 am

    You should have completed the rifle before doing the video, would have better for viewers.I will be glad to see it in semi mode. Tim M.8/27/2022

  2. csh 62 on January 24, 2023 at 1:33 am

    I love my 22’s. I got my first on my 10th birthday (Marlin Model 60), and my second one two years ago (Ruger 10/22 with scope). I hope you find the magazine tube and it doesn’t cost too much. It is so much fun not having to reload so often. I am talking target shooting of course. Hunting, loading one at a time will just make you a better shot! I hope you do more videos with your 22 and any other guns you might have. Things were made to last way back when. Your 22 is 65 years old and still works, Mine was made in 1972 and still works like a new gun. Thanks for showing your gun to us, and maybe someone will know you can get your mag. tube. Good luck!

  3. François Nadeau on January 24, 2023 at 1:36 am

    Nice video! I just inherited a 151K myself that was in my family. I can’t wait to try it out at Christmas when my mom brings it down. From the pictures they sent me, it seems to be in mint condition. I remember shooting that rifle some 30 years ago with my grandfather!

  4. Plain 'Ole Chuck on January 24, 2023 at 1:36 am Not exactly sure but worth checking out..

  5. steven mckinsey on January 24, 2023 at 1:37 am

    I have the same rifle. I take my rod out and load through the rod hole. A lot faster for me ..shoots like a dream

  6. Frank Rawls on January 24, 2023 at 1:38 am

    I have one that was my grandfather’s. Never shot it but looks functional.

  7. live4wild on January 24, 2023 at 1:39 am

    You are right I loved the video. I always said a good 22LR rifle is one of the best survival rifle.

  8. 210 Outdoors on January 24, 2023 at 1:40 am

    Very sweet rifle. Great video brother.

  9. Jeffrey Wynn on January 24, 2023 at 1:40 am

    I have this rifle and I have the magazine tube pipe for it as well if your interested let me know.

  10. glockerbob on January 24, 2023 at 1:40 am

    Those are sweet little rifles. Hope you find a feed tube.

  11. 62sugarbear on January 24, 2023 at 1:41 am
  12. scb0421 on January 24, 2023 at 1:42 am

    Your 151Mb was made from 1948 to 1954. The very first semi auto .22 rifle made by Mossberg was the Model 50 made form 1939 to 1942

  13. Dean Murray on January 24, 2023 at 1:42 am

    hello from canada my name is dean,i have that same 22 LR my grand father left it to me i started shooting it at age 12,now i own a few new guns and my 22 is a little bit rusted but it has a magazine tube maybe we can make some sort of deal if you are interested,message me and lets talk ill send you my number,

  14. 1212 Legal on January 24, 2023 at 1:42 am

    Bravo Kull,……. for your ‘chutzpah" (look it up:-) doing a video on an autoloader, but demonstrating it…. with no autoloading. I "liked" you anyway! LOL. Btw, at 3:29 etc. why do people keep mislabeling live ammo, (cartridges) as ‘bullets". As a life long shooter, marksman, former gunsalesman, and supplier to the ammunition industry, you can appreciate how often I cringe when journalists etc. keep talking about "loading bullets"
    A 151K was my FIRST rifle, bought at the local sporting goods store, marked "Sale $29.95". I’d been saving to get a single shot, and jumped at this opportunity. With allowance and Christmas gifts, I became it’s proud young possessor :-). Keep it up.

  15. Australian Survival Instructors on January 24, 2023 at 1:44 am

    That’s a nice weapon for putting food on the table. Thanks for yet another awesome video Wayne. 🙂

  16. christian focht on January 24, 2023 at 1:45 am

    I love the Remington’s, Mossberg’s and all the other 22 rifles that do not get the respect they deserve either at the range or monetarily. Don’t pass them up.

  17. High Brass on January 24, 2023 at 1:45 am

    mossberg model 152k made from 1948-1952 , shouldn’t find it serialized because it was before serialization was mandated by the government, very rare rifle

  18. daren lizardo on January 24, 2023 at 1:47 am

    i want one please

  19. Michael Reid on January 24, 2023 at 1:47 am

    My Dad had the very same rifle, he bought it new in 1951, I learned to shoot with it and squirrel hunted for years with the gun. When he passed away my brother said Dad had given him the rifle a few years back. So he had the one gun of my Dad’s that I really wanted. I set out to find and buy one, it took me quite a while but I finally found one that looked like new. I probably paid a little more that it was worth but I had to have it. When the gun was shipped the plastic butt plate was badly broken. The company told me if I sent it back they would refund my money. I told them on way, I’ll fix it. I took the pieces out to the shop and glued them together. Using that as a model, I made a new one from wood that looks like the original. Those rifles were one of the most accurate 22’s I’ve ever shot. There is one problem with the gun it will hang fire. the most rounds that ever fired before jamming was 9. The one I bought was doing that. I took the gun completely apart and cleaned it and used some fine gun oil. It stopped the hang fire, but you have to keep it very clean and oiled or it will go back to hang firing. Having said that the guns are very well balanced, and preform great. Back when my eyes were good and my hands steady I could shoot squirrels through the head at 40 to 50 yards. Using a bench rest I can still shoot the center out of targets with it. I lost the magazine tube while hunting one day. I knew if I didn’t find it I wouldn’t be able to sit down for a week. It took me two hours back tracking before I found it. Loading it one cartridge at a time is a pain. The tube is made of brass, with a twist lock on the end. It will probably be very hard if not impossible to find one, knowing how long it took me just to find the gun. Of all my guns that’s one that I will never sell. I just hope my son takes good care of when I’m gone. Thanks for sharing the video. Michael Reid

  20. traveling random on January 24, 2023 at 1:48 am

    My grand father just left me one. It’s complete with magazine.

  21. T.W. Milburn on January 24, 2023 at 1:50 am

    ‘mornin, ‘Ole-Dead-Eye !  Sweet lil Hunter she is ! Good Luck sourcing a feed tube for ‘er, Kull. Can’t go wrong with a lil .22                                                   ATB  " T "     God  Bless

  22. Michael Murphy on January 24, 2023 at 1:53 am

    Great rifle I have mine since I was 10, I’m 67 now. My uncle gave it to me, I still hunt with it, 22 stingers leave at 1600 fps, shot hogs at 100 yrs. Mine has a scope. I don’t see good with iron sites anymore . Hope you fine your tube.

  23. Jason Zam on January 24, 2023 at 1:57 am

    Did you ever find a magazine/bullet tube rod ? If not , I can send you a pic of mine. That MIGHT help some…

  24. neb4x4 on January 24, 2023 at 1:58 am

    I have a 151k and bought a mag tube from Numrich gun parts last December for $21.05 US. Part number 202140B

  25. Universal Flight Organization on January 24, 2023 at 1:59 am

    You know who you remind me of bro?? Ill give u a hint…. I AM… IN A WORLD.. OF SHIT….. 🤣

  26. Dick Madison on January 24, 2023 at 2:00 am

    I have the semi-auto Mossberg model 152. Received it for Xmas in 1948. Carbine style with the fold down grip on the front of the stock. Clip fed and holds 7 rounds. Came with a rear peep site. Didn’t take long for the two screws to come out and lost the site. Has had a scope since then. Don’t know if they made any semis before that or not. Great little gun. Back then, my rabbit hunting buddies all had single shots so I was top dog…

  27. Harvey Terry on January 24, 2023 at 2:01 am

    I have one, had it 50yrs one of favorites

  28. Chuck Haynes on January 24, 2023 at 2:02 am

    I have a 1943 Mossberg Mfg. Semi-auto 22 LR. It is branded as a Western Field and has a match (Bull) barrel . When I bought it , about 30 years ago, it had the distinction of being the dirtiest gun I had ever seen that still worked.

  29. Mr. Orange on January 24, 2023 at 2:03 am

    I have the Mossberg 51M-b and after 2 years of searching, I just found a mainspring for it at Here are 2 other sites that have spare and outdated parts: and Best of luck!

  30. Rick Paul on January 24, 2023 at 2:04 am

    My father in law had given me a 22LR years ago. He told me it was a Stevens and I have to admit I really didn’t check that out too closely.
    But … I was cleaning out the closet, pulled it out, and got to checking it out.
    It was a Mossberg 151-MB !!!

    I found some info on the 151-M series:

    22 lr, 15 shot tubular magazine. Barrel 20". Weight 7 lbs. Two
    piece Mannlicher stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece, swivels. Complete
    action is instantly removable without the use of tools. No. 1A ramp
    front sight, No. S107 rear sight, No. S100 receiver sight. Made 1946-1947.Model 151M(a), S130 sight replaces S100, made 1947-1948.Model 151M(b), plastic buttplate replaces steel, made 1948-1954.Model 151M(c), replaces S107 sight with S137, made 1954-1958.
    So it looks like the "B" series was made from 1948-1954.
    Pretty darn cool ! We only took it out once YEARS ago plinking. We were using some cheap ammo and had a number of FTF, but I blame that on the ammo.

    A link for some 151 series info
    BTW, nice video, keep up the good work. : ‘ )

  31. Michael Lyons on January 24, 2023 at 2:04 am

    Actually the mossberg no. 50/51 were their first semi auto. It’s very similar in design except for the feed mechanism, the bolt, safety and the bolt handle are all different, but the 151 was the 2nd / improved version of the 50/51

  32. Brandon Patton on January 24, 2023 at 2:05 am

    My grandfather bought one and it has been passed to me. A lot of good info on here, thank you.

  33. Cindy Vann on January 24, 2023 at 2:06 am

    NUMRICH Gun Parts has New Reproduction Inner Magazine Tubes for $25.00 (March 15, 2020) and original tubes for about $50.I have purchased reproduction inner tubes for Marlin and they fit great. I have a Mossberg 152K & 351C (WesternField M846 sold by Montgomery Wards in the 1960) that I Love.

  34. Randy Blackburn on January 24, 2023 at 2:09 am

    The reason the tube was missing is probably because…. well the tube takes a bit of a good push when fully loaded to engage the detent pin while tuning clockwise into the notch . When the bolt is pulled to the rear for the first cartridge to ( jump) into the chamber the rifle can launch the tube 20 feet thru the air . These rifles are very accurate and quite reliable until the mag tube spring gets weak then the last 5 or 6 will jam up . Stretching the spring cures that . I know this because my Father had one after WW2 , the one with the extended Mannlicher forearm, probably it reminded him of his Garand in a Patton’s Third Army. It is odd how the cartridge seems to jump into the chamber when the bolt is pulled towards the rear. If your rifle was mine I would spend the 50 bucks for a tube . bTW those walnut stocks are kinda deluxe . Sorry to ramble ! 👍

  35. David Rowe on January 24, 2023 at 2:10 am

    Sorry it’s an s51m.

  36. Randy Parker on January 24, 2023 at 2:11 am

    Enjoyed my friend. That looked to be a well balanced gun. I like shooting older 22’s most have the old dove tail rear sight and the small front sight. I ran upon a Marlin bolt action tube fed.It also had the small front sight and rear dove tail sights. Found it at bass pro. Got 1 for my self and 1 for my grandson. First new guns with that type sights. Hope you and all have a blessed day.

  37. emarken on January 24, 2023 at 2:16 am

    That is a really good rifle. I have one of them myself ( with the tube) that I use every year for squirrel hunting.

  38. Young Woodsman on January 24, 2023 at 2:17 am

    My grandfather had this rifle as a kid, we still have it in the family, an awesome rifle

  39. cr0cket01 on January 24, 2023 at 2:19 am

    nice plinker and vermin control, scopes on survival is bad idea as lot times people take the rear one off and scope fails means no sights

  40. neb4x4 on January 24, 2023 at 2:20 am

    I have a mossberg model 151k. Mine looks identical to yours. I also lost my mag tube in ohhh, about 1996. And found one online maybe three years ago. not sure if this correct for yours, but they are out there.

  41. Central Texas Survivor Prepper on January 24, 2023 at 2:21 am

    Poor tennis ball – didn’t have a chance! Nice rifle!

  42. Melvin Bullock on January 24, 2023 at 2:22 am

    If you haven’t found your mag tube yet try Numrich Arms I just rebuilt a mossberg 380 ,a lot of the parts will cross reference but they carry old parts

  43. David Rowe on January 24, 2023 at 2:24 am

    I have this same rifle and I need a firing pin for it. S52m
    Par.pending on barrel.

  44. The Patriot Trucker on January 24, 2023 at 2:24 am

    Could probably make one out of an aluminum arrow a spring and a end cap

  45. Chuck Haynes on January 24, 2023 at 2:25 am

    I have a 1943 04M 89A Wards Western Field version of a Mossberg 55. I believe it’s the earlier version of your rifle. I bought it some years ago along with a WW2 issue Bulova wristwatch for $100.00. It has the distinction of being the dirtiest gun that still functioned I’ve ever had. Shoots nice with the bull barrel.

  46. Trp Trp on January 24, 2023 at 2:25 am

    Check Havlin Sales for a feed tube for that rifle.

  47. Doug Laudig on January 24, 2023 at 2:26 am

    I have a Mossberg modle 151 cb looking for the assembly information.

  48. stp479 on January 24, 2023 at 2:28 am

    My Dad’s was both more accurate and had zero jams compared to my Ruger 10-22 which jammed infrequently but still it did jam. I have a feeling tht the internals of the Savage 64F are similar to this Mossberg-anyone know of a comparable schematic?

  49. Merica Actual on January 24, 2023 at 2:30 am

    Could you do a Disassembly/cleaning video on this gun? I got one from my grandfather and I don’t want to mess anything up. Not much on the internet about it, I checked the entire internet.

  50. Steve Donovan on January 24, 2023 at 2:30 am

    I have a 151k that is good condition what is average price for 151k

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