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    Remington 510 age?

    I bought an old (and looks it) Rem 510 to restore for my new grandson. I was wondering if the age can be determined by the barrel stamps-there is no serial number.
    Thanks in advance.
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    April 1940 or 1962. I'm not sure 510 was made in 1940 but that one sure looks like it was.

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    Good sturdy rifles. If no SN pre-1968, but could be anywhere after1946...
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    I don't know if the "BLACKPOWDERX" code works for rimfires. My father was given a 511 box fed one on his 19th birthday in 1948. It is stamped LL4. To me they are THE .22 bolt action. This one is superb on the inside. The 510 is the Targetmaster, the 511 the Scoremaster, does anyone recall the name of the 512 tube mag model? The 513 was the Matchmaster.

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    My 512- is labeled "Sportsmaster"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CastingFool View Post
    My 512- is labeled "Sportsmaster"
    Thank you. My uncle had the 512. The 512X has the screwed on front sight, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WALLNUTT View Post
    April 1940 or 1962. I'm not sure 510 was made in 1940 but that one sure looks like it was.
    Thanks Walnutt- I'll never know between the two years but I'm leaning to the 1940 as well although it could have gotten this "seasoned" since 1962 depending on the owner!

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    I found an article that stated that the series was made from 1939 to 1962.

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    yes, my DRR stamped 511 has a doublestruck scoremaster logo on it.
    it wears a huntertown suppressor and is a lead laser.

    be vewwy kwyett, i'm hunting wabbits.
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    Between my dad and his four boys, we probably could fill a dump truck with all the game and varmints that dad's 511 took. In the right hands it'll still stike a match!

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    The Remington 510 (and its brothers the magazine fed 511 & 512) were fantastic .22 rimfire rifles. Despite the fact that they were considered to be "economy" rifles by Remington, they were, are still are, great shooters.
    There were a lot of cost cutting measures such as stamped steel parts and plain finishes used to keep the unit price down but the one place Remington didn't cut corners was the barrel.
    The 510/511/512 Remington's will out-shoot a LOT of more expensive rifles. My grandfather had a 511 and it was deadly accurate. I've seen some that due to abuse and neglect, would no longer shoot well but the ones that have been cared for will shoot better than most of the people holding them.
    The 510/511/512 Remington's were great examples of American design and manufacturing. They were a lot of gun for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    Thank you. My uncle had the 512. The 512X has the screwed on front sight, correct?

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    Yes, it is a blade that resembles one from a high power rifle. Also, the rear sight uses adjustment screws for both windage and elevation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post

    I bought an old (and looks it) Rem 510 to restore for my new grandson.

    I was wondering if the age can be determined by the barrel stamps-there is no serial number.






    That's the Remington Date Code for April, 1940.





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    Other posters are correct as April, 1940. For your information, the letters stamped on barrel denote date. The Remington Society has an easily used chart on their web-page, https://www.remingtonsociety.org/manufacture-dates/ which maybe of good use to you in future.
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    Thank you all! I was shooting a can with it yesterday until my Blue Heeler ran away with the can. Floyd is NOT gun shy. Getting used to the auto safety will take time for my hidebound self!

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    They are all good shooters. I have 511,512, and 513T.

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    When I was young married broke, Springfield Sporters re-imported some 513 T Sporters. They were the only ones I'd heard of. Nope, didn't get one!

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    Remington needs to get back in the bolt action .22 game, they used to be dominant in this segment. Well, Remlin makes 'em so I guess that counts for something.
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    First rifle I sent lead downrange with back in the 60's... Dad's Remmy 512...

    Was always told no High velocity stuff once I was allowed to hunt jacks... I used Winnie T22 wich I feel was a much better then than now...
    seem to remember hearing that they changed where and how it was made in the 70's..?

    well anyways I picked up a few used Barrels to turn/ modify for a .25 Benjamin Marauder (PCP rifle slightly modded to ~60fpe)...

    one is a Remmy 514 barrel (1965 oct if I read code EM10 right)... I was also told when young that the 5teen series all had somewhat tight groove dimensions...

    slugged the 514 with a NOE 225-37-fn and got .2213...So I am wondering did any of you ever slug your .22 barrels Remmy or not...
    Last edited by K.O.; 05-25-2018 at 04:38 PM.

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    My favorite of the series was the 513S.
    That and a weaver J2.5 siting atop it.
    My cousin gave me one in 1950 before he went to a party at Inchon.
    Think of him often, but especially this weekend.
    And thinking of all the others who have given the ultimate.
    God rest their souls.

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