Make: O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc.
Serial Number: NSN
Year of Manufacture: 1939-1946
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Semi-Auto Rifle
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked "O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc. / New Haven , Conn. U.S.A. / 51M (a) .22 LR Only Pat Pend.".
Barrel Length: 20"
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a "No. 1A" ramp front sight, and a "No. S102" rear sight. The front sight is protected in a ramp with a spring loaded adjustment. The sight is a post with ball. The rear sight is a screw adjustable leaf sight,
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock(s) is/are varnished two piece Mannlicher style with pistol grip and cheek piece. The stock is in good serviceable condition with several dings and surface blemishes. This is most prevalent at the muzzle. There are no major cracks or losses.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The rifling is somewhat shallow. The bore is bright. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 30% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows much splotchy loss on the receiver with some surface pitting. The barrel and sights are in better condition with little visible loss and just some age thinning. The gun shows general handling losses and a few storage scratches. (please see the pictures) The Screw heads are used and disfigured. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this gun.
Box & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a nice old Mossberg, just like the 44's and 46's, etc. but this one is SEMI AUTO! It is comfortable to hold. The condition is pretty good, the barrel is clean, and there is just some finish loss on the receiver. This will make a good all purpose .22 LR semi-auto or a nice addition to you .22 collection. Have fun plinking and shooting. Another gift for the grandkids.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun can be transferred in California.
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