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Thread: Remington 512 Sportmaster refinish

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    Remington 512 Sportmaster refinish

    Another one, this one is a Remington 512 Sportmaster (the second one I have done). It wasn't in too bad of shape, the stock needed some cleaning up. Then I polished and reblued most of the steel parts

    Before and after pictures

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    Boolit Grand Master Texas by God's Avatar
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    It's ready for its next kid. Great guns; I learned on Dad's 511 and Uncle Elbert had the 512. I just refreshed a 510 for my grandson. Beautiful job, sir.

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    Boolit Master
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    central arkansas
    Very nice job! Those 510 series rifles are great!

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    Boolit Grand Master 303Guy's Avatar
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    Nice job. I have a 512 Sportmaster. When I got it it was a shocker. I cleaned it up, repaired the rotten stock, repaired the bolt, fitted a scope and proceeded to take all the 22 silhouette prizes with it. Many a rabbit and hare and other varmint fell prey to it. My great nephew learned to shoot with it, my son took his first (and only) hare with it. Wonderful rifle.

    I got it in my late twenties from my uncle who brought it over to South Africa. It's 1940 something model. I found the year of manufacture from the code on the rifle. I forget exactly what year.
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    Very nice. I have one of the clip fed versions of this and my uncle's boys rifle, the single shot version. Have had others over the years. Great rifles, though I slightly prefer the Winchester 69 and 72 series rifles. The Remingtons are probably just as good or better shooters. I wish more good, inexpensice bolt action .22 rifles were still made.

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    Boolit Master chsparkman's Avatar
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    Dec 2012
    Woodbridge, VA
    Wow that looks like a new rifle. The work of a craftsman.

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    Boolit Master

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    Dead give away it has been restored.

    New it was NEVER that nice looking Great Job Sir!

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    Boolit Master Clark's Avatar
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    On an island in a lake in a rainforest of liberals
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    This 510 was cut down and sold for $7 in the 1970s.
    I put a new butt on it.

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Cedar Park Texas
    I am always on the lookout for the beat up and broken ones. Haven't done a restore lately and you just got me interested again. Nice job.

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    Boolit Buddy kaiser's Avatar
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    Fly Over country in America
    I inherited my Dad’s 512 Rem. 15 years ago and mine now looks remarkably like yours. (I did have to reline the barrel because as kids we shot too many “bird shot shells through lt ��) BTW, +1 on a nice job.

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    Buena Vista GA
    very nice job Sir

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