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Old January 31, 2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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1930's Vintage Remington Target Master .22

I recently came into possession of a 1930's vintage, single shot, .22 caliber Remington Target Mater. The rifle has a rear peep sight and a hooded front sight. Unfortunately, the post for the hooded front sight is missing and one of the screws holding down the left and right windage scale immediately behind the peep optical is missing. Would like to get both replaced but don't know where to start. Are these repairable items considering the age of the gun?

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Old February 1, 2010, 02:17 AM   #2
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A gunsmith that has a selection of gun screws can help you with the screws.

BTW, the Model 510 Targetmaster was manufactured from 1939 until 1962.
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Old February 1, 2010, 03:11 AM   #3
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Actually he is describing a Remington 41-P Targetmaster.

It has a factory peep rear and hooded front sight.

The 41 series was made from 1936 to 1940. Mine was made in 1937.

My front sight was repaired and is missing the hood. I agree that most good gunsmiths should have screws but if you would like I could take a photo of my rear peep so you have a reference.
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Old February 12, 2010, 10:20 PM   #4
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You are correct, it is a 41-P The hood is still in place but the post is missing.

Is this replaceable? Is the 41-P a rare or particulary valuable rifle?

Thx for the insight.

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Old February 13, 2010, 09:03 AM   #5
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I don't know if it would be considered rare or valuble but I have one given to me by my grandfather who bought it new as a kid (for $12.00) in 1937 and it is an extremely accurate rifle. If you are looking at one examine the bore carefully - a lot of these have almost no rifling left from many years of use. I wish they were still being made.
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Old February 14, 2010, 08:41 AM   #6
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Thx Drail. Gun is in great shape with good rifling and no pitting in or outside the barrel. With the exception of the screw and post noted above she is in pristine shape.

Why can't the U.S. build a rifle like this today? The quality of the machining and fit/finish is superb.
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Old February 14, 2010, 11:01 AM   #7
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When I was 35, I could hit the nail holding the target at 100' with a Remington Targetmaster 510 manufactured in 1947.
There was a peep sight way in the rear, and a peep sight in the front.


Now at age 58, I need riflescopes.


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Old February 15, 2010, 10:26 AM   #8
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I think the reason they WON'T build one today is the market simply isn't there. Everyone now wants polymer pot metal high capacity mass produced junk. I fear our culture is doomed. I would gladly pay good money for a rifle made to the same standards and the same materials as the one produced in the 30s.
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Old February 15, 2010, 10:39 PM   #9
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I think the reason they WON'T build one today is the market simply isn't there. Everyone now wants polymer pot metal high capacity mass produced junk. I fear our culture is doomed. I would gladly pay good money for a rifle made to the same standards and the same materials as the one produced in the 30s.
I have shot a 1947 target master 510 for years that was purchased used for under $10 in the early 1970s.
I was buying target masters at $50 in 2003.
In 2010 they cost $200 at gun shows.

The wake up call for me was in 1995 when I saw someone shoot a 10/22 with scope as well as I could shoot a target master with double peep sights.
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