Mossberg O.F. Mossberg & sons 22 LR identity

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  1. rdavidloucks

    rdavidloucks G&G Newbie

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    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


     
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  2. oldjarhead

    oldjarhead G&G Evangelist

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    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.
     
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  3. Jay

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

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    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....
     
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  4. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

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    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...
     
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