Rem 51 .380 on GB serial # 695

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Rem51Guy
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Rem 51 .380 on GB serial # 695

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just saw a very nice Model 51 in 380 on Gunbroker with serial #695. Don't know that I've ever seen one that early! Auction ends in 10 days (April 28). Probably will be out of my price range by then. :(
aardq
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Re: Rem 51 .380 on GB serial # 695

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Still thee at $531. My understanding is that bbls and mags weren't caliber marked until the 32 was introduced. If so, then the 2 mags with this gun are not original to this gun, but made several years later. Still factory mags.
Rem51Guy
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Re: Rem 51 .380 on GB serial # 695

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thought only barrels were unmarked until .32 intro. have never seen an unmarked factory .380 mag! (very earliest mags have ejector built in to top -- was quickly relocated to the frame.) .32 intro was 1921; all earlier pistols I have seen (1918-1920) have mags marked 380CAL. hoping someone out there can help clarify! :?
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