Remington Model 14

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Remington Model 14
Type Rifle
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Designer John Pedersen
Designed 1908[citation needed]
Manufacturer Remington Arms
Produced 1913-1934 (Model 14)[1]
1914-1931 (Model 14-1/2) [2]
1935-1950 (Model 141) [3]
Variants see variants
Specifications (Model 141)
Weight 7.75 lb (3.52 kg) [4]
Length 42.75 in (108.6 cm) [4]
Barrel length 24 in (61 cm) [4]

Caliber

Model 14 & 141

Model 14-1/2
Sights bead front, open rear [4]

The Remington Model 14 was a pump-action repeating rifle designed for the Remington Arms company by John Pedersen. It is part of a series of rifles that include the Remington Model 14-1/2 and the Remington Model 141.

History[edit]

John Pedersen worked for Remington Arms and for the United States Government. Well known for the military Pedersen device, he designed numerous sporting arms and as well as Remington's only house-brand semiautomatic pistol the Model 51. Pedersen was assigned the task of designing a rifle that would compete with the Winchester Model 1894 lever action.

Design[edit]

A pump-action centerfire rifle was a peculiar choice to compete with a lever action. Most hunters preferred the simple lever-operated repeating rifles produced by Winchester, Marlin, and Savage. Remington tried to take the high ground by introducing the semi-automatic Model 8 in 1906 along with a new line of cartridges for it. This Browning designed gun didn't sell overly well and Remington felt that a manually operated gun would sell better. Since Winchester had a near lock on the lever-action market, Remington chose a sleek-packaged pump action along with the same four calibers introduced with the Model 8 rifle.

This design incorporated several 'innovative' concepts. Among them was a spiral magazine tube to prevent bullet tips from contacting the primer of the cartridge in front of them. This magazine moved with the fore-end when pumping the action. Loading was through an opening in the magazine itself located between the fore-end and the receiver. The bolt unlocked via a button pressed through the ejection port though firing the gun automatically unlocked the bolt. The Model 14 was a takedown rifle that featured a single knurled screw on the left side of the receiver that was withdrawn allowing the trigger group and buttstock to be removed from the bottom of the gun.

Original prototypes were chambered for the 30-30 cartridge, but the gun was only offered for sale in the above mentioned calibers. The 30 Remington was basically a rimless version of the 30-30 and load data from that cartridge is interchangeable.[citation needed]

U.S. Patent 963,171 describes the basic operating mechanism of the Model 14 which was later used on the Model 14-1/2 and Model 141.

Variants[edit]

Model 14R Carbine
The Carbine version featured the same specs as the standard model but with an 18-inch (46 cm) barrel.[4]
Model 14-1/2
Introduced a year after the Model 14, the 14-1/2 had many of the same features as the original. The largest difference was that it was now available in .38-40 Winchester and .44-40 Winchester. It also had an increased magazine capacity.[4]
Model 14-1/2 Carbine
The carbine version of the Model 14-1/2 had the same specs but with a shorter barrel of only 18.5 inches (47 cm).[4]
Model 141
The Model 141, which was introduced as an upgrade to the Model 14, featured a white metal bead ramp front sight and a step-adjustable rear.[4] Introduced in 1936, it was ultimately replaced by the Model 760 in the early 1950's.[3]
Model 141R Carbine
The carbine version of the Model 141 featured a shorter barrel of only 18.5 inches (47 cm).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Model 14 Pump Action". Remington Arms. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Model 14 1/2 Pump Action". Remington Arms. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Model 141 Pump Action". Remington Arms. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Peterson, Philip. Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's Guide to Guns 1900 to Present (16th ed.). p. 392.