Remington Model 512 Sportsmaster

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Remington Model 512 Sportsmaster
Remington Sportsmaster 512A
Type Rifle
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Designer Remington R&D[1]
Manufacturer Remington Arms
Produced 1940-1962 [1]
1964-1966 (Model 512X) [2]
Number built approx. 393,665[1]
Variants Model 512P
Model 512SB
Model 512X
Specifications
Weight 6 lb (2.7 kg) [2]
Length 43 in (110 cm) [2]
Barrel length 25 in (64 cm) [2]

Cartridge .22 LR, .22 Long, and .22 Short
Action Bolt-Action
Feed system

Tubular magazine

  • 22-rounds (22 short)
  • 17-rounds (22 long)
  • 15-rounds (22 LR)
Sights white metal bead front, open rear [2]

The Remington Model 512 Sportsmasteris a bolt action rifle manufactured by Remington Arms.[1] The Model 512 has a 25-inch (64 cm) barrel, a one piece hardwood stock, and a blued metal finish.[2] An unusual feature of this rifle is that it uses a tubular magazine in conjunction with a bolt action. Most modern tube fed firearms typically utilize a lever action or a pump action, but in the middle of the 20th century, many bolt action .22's utilized tubular magazines as the high capacity magazine of the era.[citation needed]

Variants[edit]

Model 512P
The Model 512P had the same specs as the standard model but with a patridge-type blade front sight and a "point-crometer" peep rear sight.[2]
Model 512SB
The Model 512SB was the smoothbore model with open sights.[2]
Model 512X
The Model 512X featured improved sights and was produced from 1964 until 1966.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Model 512 Sportsmaster". Remington Arms. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Shideler, edited by Dan (2009). The Gun Digest book of modern gun values. (15th ed. ed.). Iola, Wis.: Gun Digest Books. p. 387. ISBN 0896898245. 

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