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This is a neat little .22 with a really interesting rear sight and apparently no Serial #. Was this series not numbered? Also, this rifle is marked ".22 LR only". I thought the M151's shot shorts and longs also. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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The 151Ma was made 1947 - 48. Mossberg didn't use serial numbers on most of their guns until they had to in 1968.

Designed for 22LR.

Where do you find 22 Longs these days?
 

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Haven't seen longs in years. They still make shorts, but they cost much more than LR.
I haven't either, that's why I asked.

I have a few boxes "vintage" 22 longs in the safe that I bought back in the '60's.
 

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I grew up shooting a 151M B as a kid and still have it. They to my knowledge have always been stricktly a 22lr rifle only proposition. You may be right in the Mossberg may have had a model that would shot all types, but not the 151M A or B series. In a semi auto platform it not an easy thing to do, if it can be done.

Regards, Kirk
 

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In the 50s I was in college and got a summer job teaching riflery in a camp. They gsve me a few single shot rifles and 50,000 rounds of 22LR. I had my Mossberg 151 and in my spare time I must have shot at least 25,000 rounds out of that rifle. The real fun began when she wore out the sear and went full auto! It was a great summer.
 

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I picked up a nice M(a) at a local gun shop for $125... traded the rear sight (which was not correct) for a correct one plus $40 dollars. So I then had a completely correct M(a) for $85 dollars and sold it to a guy in my gun club for $180... I call that a sweet little gun... I kind of miss it though.

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