O.F. Mossberg & sons 22 LR identity

Discussion in 'Mossberg' started by rdavidloucks, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. rdavidloucks

    rdavidloucks G&G Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    I have a mossberg rifle, M51 22LR only Pat Pend is stamped just in front of the rear sight, it appears to be a military type rifle with a 19 inch barrel, peep or hooded front sight, adjustable rear sight both elevation and windage. it's a tube feed semi-automatic with a manlicker stock. for a 22 it seems very heavy. i would like to identify it and find out it's value. if anyone has any imformation i would appreciate your help. thanks Dick
  2. oldjarhead

    oldjarhead G&G Evangelist

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    8,267
    Location:
    MO
    Contact Mossberg and ask them what info they have in their archives for your model. It may cost a little but it would be worth it.
  3. Jay

    Jay Old man, no tact... Staff Member Forum Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2002
    Messages:
    9,623
    Location:
    N. Central Indiana
    Mossberg doesn't maintain data on obsolete rifles. Contact Vic Havlin at Havlin Sales & Service - Mossberg Gun Parts .... Vic is well known as the authority for all things Mossberg.

    Best I know, the Model 51 is the forerunner of the Model 151M(b) of which I have two. Mine were made in 1947, so the M51 has to be older than that.... I think...

    Welcome to G&G....
  4. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Messages:
    17,238
    There were 2 model 51's...The Model 51 and the 51M. By description , you have the 51M made from 1939-1946. Value in 100% shape is 275.00 ...90% is 150.00
    It should be a 20 inch barrel.

    I have the Model 51 which was only made in 1939.It has a 24 inch barrel and no Mannlicher stock.
    They sold for about 20 bucks new...
  5. rice paddy dadd

    rice paddy dadd G&G Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    135
    Location:
    On a dirt road in NE Fla.
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
Mossberg O.F Mossberg & Sons Fan Jan 14, 2011
Mossberg Mossberg mvp patrol Apr 13, 2014
Mossberg Mossberg 402 Butt Stock Mar 16, 2014
Mossberg Is it worth putting a 20 MOA scope base on a Mossberg 4X4 in 7mm mag that I want to s Jan 11, 2014
Mossberg Getting into old Mossbergs Jan 4, 2014