Remington Model 572 Fieldmaster
|Remington Model 572 Fieldmaster|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Weight||5.8 lb (2.6 kg)|
|Length||40 in (100 cm)|
|Barrel length||22.75 in (57.8 cm) or 21.00 in (53.3 cm)|
|Sights||ramped front, open rear.|
The Remington Model 572 Fieldmaster is a slide action, .22-caliber rifle manufactured by Remington Arms. First introduced to the commercial market in 1956, the 572 Fieldmaster rifle incorporates a tubular magazine capable of feeding .22 Short, .22 Long, or .22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridges, a cross-bolt safety, and an aluminum receiver grooved for scope mounts. The original Fieldmaster used a 22.75-inch barrel. The Model 572 uses many of the design features first introduced on the Remington Model 870 shotgun, and replaced the Model 121 Fieldmaster as the company's slide-action rimfire repeater.
- Model 572A Fieldmaster
- Introduced in 1956 as well, the 572A featured a 22.75 in (57.8 cm) barrel, an uncheckered hardwood pistol-grip stock and a grooved forearm. It was discontinued in 1988.
- Model 572SB
- Introduced in 1961 the 572 SmoothBore had the same specs as the Model 572A except with a smoothbore barrel. It was discontinued in 1979.
- Model 572 BDL
- In 1966, Remington introduced the BDL or "Deluxe" rifle to supplement the 572A and 572SB. The BDL featured a ramp front sight with gold bead, a fully adjustable rear sight modeled after the sight used on Remington 700 big-game rifle, and a higher-grade walnut forearm and buttstock with impressed checkering. The BDL is the only 572 model currently in production.
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- "Model 572 BDL Fieldmaster". Remington Arms. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
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