The value of a remington model 51 cal 380
hello,,your remington model 51 was made from 1918-1934 and current book value is between 350-500,,i just saw 2 of these at a local small gunshow over the weekend and the one was priced at 380 and the other was 350,,both were very good and looked pretty clean ,,
The Remington 51 was made between 1918 and 1927. It was made in a .380 cal and, in later pistols, a .32 cal. The .380s are worth more than the .32s. All of the .380s I've seen for sale by gun dealers that are in any kind of useable condition range from $500 to $800. I did see one on gunsamerica.com that was $1,200, but it was in the original box with the cleaning kit and owner's manual.
mine is in new condition, never fired, and supposedly one of 5000 mad with remington arms co on side
New in the box with papers, $1,200 isn't an unreasonable estimate anymore. Just new condition 800+
I'd have to go dig a bit to understand that 1 of 5,000 that doesn't ring a bell off hand, if you post the serial I can tell you when it was made.
For a shooter a 380 is worth more then a 32 but not for a collector, there's 5x more 380's.
Also Bob is doing ongoing research on these and a book should be coming out soon, there are A LOT of variations including a 45 version and what they call a model 52 with an exposed hammer.
serial of my 51 is 441XX.
Article by Daniel K. Stern in Sept 65 issue of Amer rifleman states a change was made in late 1919, about ser no 23602, adding "Remington Trade Mark" on right side of frame. "this is the scarcest variation, with 5000 to 6000 so marked". But that doesn't seem to match up with my ser no 20000 later. I don't have original box but do have original box of ammo.
441xx is very late 1922 within the last 500 made that year. 23602 was made in early 1920. They made 54,518 of the 380's with some "holes" in production numbers but none prior to 23602 so I would guess a lot more then that unless they removed the trade mark but I doubt it.
I encourage you to fill out the survey form and Bob will correspond with you, he's a heck of a nice guy. Tell him some **** named David said hi and he needs to come share another pizza...
I have a Remington 380 model 51 ser #PA4306. It is polished blued. The only marking is the ser # It looks new, must have been in a drawer all these years. Any idea of the date.
Thanks... I bought it last week from a local gun range. They had it tagged for $699.00 and I didn't know what it was but thought it was a really nice looking gun. When I held it, that was it. I offered $400.00 and to my great surprise, they accepted. After some "net" searches after getting home, it looks like I got it for low end of the price range for this model. The web sites don't show serial numbers before 1921 so I knew I had an earlier one. The shop told me it was 1922.I haven't fired it yet, looking to disassemble and clean today after watching U-tube instructions. I own coin laundries and plan to carry this daily.
If like new or close to it yes you got a good price, if it was in the box with papers, cleaner, oil, etc it would be worth a LOT more but certainly it was worth the $699.
NOW I am e Remington collector BUT I guess with a concealed carry your probably not using the sites, that's good because they stink, and I do know others that carry this. If in that condition and you put wear on it it will drop in value quite quickly.
ALSO hopefully the utube instructions are good because the S..K to take apart they are a pain in the a.. make sure you don't shoot yourself in the eye with a spring or loose it.
Lot of people collect 51's in my opinion that's the best thing to do with them, I don't like disassembling or really much like shooting them. I has a scarcer 32 given to me new in the box with the works it went right back our at $1,200.
I had an original owner's "manual" (8-page glossy) that I sold to a collector for $30 or so on eBay. My grandfather had a Model 51 back in the 20's for personal protection. Unfortunately, my dad only left me an empty holster and the manual. If anyone has a need for it, I have images (.jpg) of each page that I will put into a .PDF doc and can send it to you. Reply to post if interested.
Please post manual.
I tried to post a longer message but it wouldn't let me. Said I broke the rules. I couldn't it figure out. Anyway I would love to see your manual. I like my 1919 Model 51. It shoots great feels and handles well. I really like the older guns. I can't get use to the new plastic guns, call it anything you want, it is still plastic. I wonder what one of these new plastic guns will look like in 95 years. My 51 is 95 and looks like the day it came out of the factory.
Have a great day
I posted the brochure here (I know that's not what you after) http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/questions/M51_01 I would have to look to see if I scanned a instruction manual or not but I highly suspect you can find a reproduction on ebay. If not drop over the forums there someone might have a scan handy, I'm sure I have one but finding it would be a killer. I had two brand new (32/380) in the boxes with even the brushes etc but for $2,500 the pair I don't anymore.
Thanks, I can read it but I can't print it. Clicking on Next Page takes you to detailed info, but not printable without printing all the Ads and other useless stuff. But I will read it in detail.
So you can walk through the pages download them and print if you like....
I honestly didn't remember I did the page thing.
Or where you navigate on the site to get there
How do you get rid of all the useless stuff on the page?
So you need to right click and download all the images one at a time and print.
OK I got it....Thanks for Computer 101.