View Full Version : Remington Model 24 .22LR

D.W. Drang
February 22, 2002, 01:21 PM
OK, all you JMB fans, I have here on my desk the Remington 24 .22 LR semi-auto rifle, serial #81xxx (with tang-mounted Lyman peep sight:D) I inherited from my uncle.

Barrel is stamped Remington Arms Company Inc., Successor to the Remington Arms, UMC Co., Inc.,m Remington Ilion Wks., Ilion, NY, U.S.A., Browning's Patent October 16, 1916.

Shot it a couple of times. Not bad, fairly accurate with high velocity ammo.

Remington and Browning both say it's obsolete, and therefore do not have manuals on web sites. :(
I can disassemble it, including poulling the trigger/bolt assembly :confused: (together?!) out, but...
Is there a bolt locking or hold-open device on this thing? :confused:


February 23, 2002, 03:06 AM
No bolt lock and they close on a empty chamber when you run them dry too. The action is a bit of a pain to take down to but not really any worse than a 10/22 if you do a complete tear down. Just never shoot one off a bench with shorts unless you have the action well over the bench.

D.W. Drang
February 23, 2002, 07:35 PM
Actually, I found disassembly to be pretty easy. The barrel comes off real easy when I push the button and rotate, and all I do is push foraward on the trigger guard and the bottom plate pushes off, taking the bolt with it.
Do I have some rare varient I shouldn't even be taking out of the safe?:p

I'd already determined that there was no bolt hold-open. Makes a nice Home Firearms Safety gun--unless it's valuable!--because even my fellow instructors looked at it and said "-CENSORED--CENSORED--CENSORED-...?";)

February 24, 2002, 08:40 PM
I have one also, serial # 53XXX. Great little gun I just inherited from my Grandfather. Actually, this little gun is what he taught me to shot with 20+ years ago. I am delighted to have it.

These were manuf. by Remington between 1917 and 1935. You have a real antique gun. According to the blue book, value up to about $500 depending upon condition.

Only drawback with mine, as it is so sentimental, this gun will never be fired again. I am simply to afraid of a misfire of some sorts destroying it. There are NO replacment parts avaialble according to Remington.

I have also gone an bought a 241 Speedmaster, the next Rem 22 made. It is the start of a beautiful collection of Rem 22s.

Congratulations, ENJOY!!!!

February 26, 2002, 03:50 AM
If my memory serves me correctly, isn't this model comparable to the Browning auto 22's. I have two of those in addition to the forerunner FN model. The difference in these are that the FN is unique in that it loads thru a hole on the top of the tang area, and the Brownings thru the side of the stock. The 241 was the next variant, with slightly larger forearm, etc.

February 26, 2002, 09:23 PM
You are correct, Rem used Brownings patent. You are correct, 241 is the next model and is basically identical to the current Browning semi-auto.

Great little guns!!!!

D.W. Drang
February 27, 2002, 01:29 AM
Y'know, I would swear that they didn't have the manual for this when I looked at the web site Friday... Now, of course, it's there, and I have just downloaded it in .pdf format.
Of course, mine doesn't have provisions for a scope, or an "easy adjustment" fitting for barrel to receiver fit. Oh, well.

September 24, 2009, 12:44 PM
One VERY IMPORTANT consideration in using the Model 24 is that it was designed and manufactured for with .22LR STANDARD VELOCITY ammo only. Use of High Velocity ammo will cause some serious damage and/or preliminary wear on the innards due to the higher energy output to both the bullet and the rifle block, extractor, etc.

I have been able to find some miscellaneous parts by doing a google for Remington 24. Some were on EBay, some not.

Good luck using it. It was my dad's, now mine, and my grandsons will enjoy using it soon.

September 24, 2009, 08:46 PM
I have one that was made in the 30's and it's a nice little rifle. And I second whoever mentioned using standard velocity ammo. I use the CB Longs and have not had any problems.

Do I have some rare varient I shouldn't even be taking out of the safe?

Probably not, but if I recall correctly there were some that were Short only and they tend to bring more. That is if I recall correctly...

November 5, 2009, 08:35 PM
I was glad to find this thread. I looked at a Rem Model 24 today at a gun shop just for fun. Not in pristine condition, but it looks like it would be fun. This one shoots .22 shorts.

My question is that when I pulled out the magazine cylinder/pushrod from the buttplate there was the metal sleeve or tube and then there was about 3-4" of spring protruding out from the tube with a small 1" or so cap over the spring.

When I returned the spring and tube assembly back into the buttstock and locked it down and turned the gun upside down and pulled the bolt back I could see the spring and the 1" cap and it appeared to be about 1/4-1/2" or so from the angled guide that would guide the round down into the breech of the barrel.

Does this all sound correct?

I just couldn't quite visualize how it worked when looking inside the action with the gun upside down. The bolt would slide back and cock the gun, I was able to dry fire no problem. Safety worked.

The magazine tube/spring assembly thing just looked weird to me and I wanted to make sure it was supposed to be like that before I buy.

I appreciate any input.



November 5, 2009, 08:55 PM
Yep, that's how they are!

November 6, 2009, 08:48 AM
That sounds right to me. If its a short only model I would snap it up.

November 6, 2009, 02:20 PM
Thanks for the replys. I think I will snag it if I can get it for $100.

If I get it I'll post some pics and test results.

November 6, 2009, 02:37 PM
I think I will snag it if I can get it for $100.Yes, if you could get it for $100, you should definitely buy it. If you could get it for $200, you should definitely buy it. If you could get it for $300, start to look at condition and carefully consider wheter to buy it or not.

November 6, 2009, 02:40 PM
I just sold mine on GB for $370. It was in good shape except for the metal having almost no finish left. A Short only model in decent shape would be worth more than that I would think.

Willie D
November 6, 2009, 02:40 PM
Those old Remington .22s are such nice guns; bolt actions as well.

It's a damn shame they can't/won't make them like that anymore.

November 6, 2009, 03:00 PM
I have the short model with the Lyman R12 Peep sight on the back and it is great to shoot. One very important thing though is if the cartridge stop is worn out your in trouble. These were staked in and you have to find someone that is very good at a mill in order to fix it. Parts are hard to find but there are a few out there.

They still do make them today they are called Brownings, and the Browning is a bit smaller in the receiver too.

November 6, 2009, 09:23 PM
Thanks so much for the advice and information. Unfortunately I went back today (less than 24hrs since I first saw it) and it had sold. It was at the local Cabelas so it gets lots of traffic and somewhat snatched it up this morning according to a salesman.

I'm bummed...I think it would have been a fun little rifle.

I'm going to keep my eye out for one now that I know a bit more about them.

I guess I should have gone down there first thing this morning instead of quail hunting...I figured it would last until this afternoon...oh well.

Thanks again,


November 11, 2009, 08:57 PM
Impalacustom, are you sure it's a Lyman R12? I really want to get a tang peep for my Model 24 but heard that a Lyman R12 won't fit the 24 since it was made for the Rem Model 12 pump action .22

November 12, 2009, 02:51 AM
Yep it says R12 right on the underside of it. The R24 will fit as well. The Marbles sight will work too but you have to screw into the wood stock as they have a 3rd screw.

January 30, 2010, 01:25 AM
I inherited a Remington 24 from my father. I understand that using .22 long and shorts are not interchangable. How do I tell which one my rifle takes?

March 13, 2011, 09:13 AM
I own one of these in like new condition. The guns are marked for 'short' or 'long rifle' and that's it. I fire only standard long rifes in mine. My serial number is 132XXX and most places say the last serial number was 130425!

February 15, 2012, 11:55 PM
I have one passed down through family, it's a beautiful little rifle. Top of barrel reads: MODEL 24 REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY INC. SUCCESSOR TO REMINGTON ARMS.U.M.C.CO.INC...ILION WKS...BROWNING'S PATENT OCT.24,1916 Below rear sight; .22 SHORT-LESMOK OR SMOKELESS-GREASED, after and below that is stamped "A M <", could be an M or N or K, hard to read.
Underside of barrel has "501", I assume the serial #. I would appreciate any input and guidance on finding history, how to maintain and find the value of this rifle. Obviously I'm new to this, I'll be grateful for any helpful advise.

February 16, 2012, 11:59 AM
Remington and Browning both say it's obsolete, and therefore do not have manuals on web sites.

Call Remington. I ran into the same problem with my Remington Model 25 (25-20) they have the manuels, they sent me one for my M-25. It was a copy but it's a manual.

February 19, 2012, 06:29 AM
Thanks kraigwy for taking the time to reply. I'll try again, but I didn't have much luck searching for Remington Model 24 info online. Good advise to just call Remington and ask them for help/info...I'll give that a shot. I'd still like to get an idea of the value of this rifle...if this isn't an appropriate question for this forum I'd appreciate any guidance on where I should look for market values of items like this. Thanks again, MW

February 19, 2012, 10:07 AM
i too have one of those Rem. M-24, S/N XXXX, i got it and 9 other guns that were stacked in a corner of a "trailer home" that caught fire, i bought those guns from a friend who lost his father in the fire.

the forearm was a little scorched (?) it was a well used little rifle, the problem it has is that the extractor falls out after several shots, that little doodad plunger (?) that keeps the extractor in place is worn, if anyone has a schematic please post it or the URL to it, i liked shooting it but can not due to that part falling out.., can anyone help me get this rifle back into shooting condition ?

thank you.



April 3, 2012, 08:09 PM
were you able to keep the extractor in place? i am having the same problem.

June 17, 2012, 07:10 AM
Hi Guys,

I have a 1929 Model 24 short in excellent condition which I just inherited. I took it to the range to site it in. Shot nice but, Im having doubts that the front site is original.
Is there anyone who could measure their front site from the barrel to the white pipper and give me a reading?
Would really appreciate it.

September 20, 2012, 03:58 PM
Picked up a Remington Model 24, serial number 399xx, at a gun show last weekend, took it to the local gunsmith for a good cleaning and oiling and got it back today. After about 25 rounds of CCI Standard Velocity the barrel was loose from the receiver. The locking tab was forward out of the slot in the receiver. Should there be a spring behind that tab to keep it engaged?

Now that the rifle is cool the barrel is tighter but still wiggles slightly. Just how tight should it be?

I also had five or six fail to eject. Before giving it to the smith I had run 25 rounds through it with no FTE. Does the rifle just need some more tweaking or is it worn out?

January 3, 2013, 07:28 PM
The Remington Model 24, and Model 241, take-down .22 rifles should have their barrels adjusted just tight enough such that they don't have perceptable wobble under normal handling.

When reattaching the barrel the force required to rotate it should significantly increase just as the barrel is coming to its correct (attached) orientation.

A gunsmith told me, as I was picking-up a Model 241 from being cleaned, that he felt that it was better to leave any take-down rifle in its attached state except for when it was really necessary to break it down for travel. He said that every time a take-down rifle has its barrel removed-and-reattached that it contributes to wear (I already thought that but apparently the gunsmith felt the amount of wear was above-and-beyond what would be considered as 'normal wear').

(I'll add this comment ..... Although I think that the Remington Models 24 and 241 ... and the Browning SA-22 .... are beautiful .22 rifles but they can be tough to clean up inside their receivers after doing some plinking. I use Q-Tips, soaked in CLP, to run around in the receiver next to the breech; it's surprising how much burned powder accumulates there.)

April 25, 2014, 12:23 AM
Howdy, I have a buddy that has one of these and is looking for a fore stock. Anybody have any idea's of where we could find one? Looking for an actual Remington stock rather than a replica. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



April 26, 2014, 11:25 AM
reply to a old thread I also own a model 24 ser. 51xxx mine has a empty shell deflector on the bottom have never seen another one. your question go to macon gunstocks .com and do a search, they have plain or really fancy stocks pricey but pretty!:cool:

July 8, 2014, 12:55 PM
Hi Everyone, I'm new here. I just inherited a Model 24 (.22 Short) from my grandfather. It was originally my great grand fathers, and I was hoping to find out how to go about finding the "grade" of it, as I noticed it was made in a few different grades. Is there anyone on the forums that would be able to give me such information? Also, I noticed that every one I've seen has the serial stamped on the side of the receiver, and mine is completely blank. Mine only has the serial stamped on the front of the receiver (have to break it down to see it).

Serial is 25566.

Thanks to anyone who can help me get information on this neat little rifle!

June 30, 2017, 11:08 AM
Just found out that you have to unscrew the nut before you can rotate the barrel to break it down.