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dogngun
November 29, 2002, 08:08 PM
I just bought a Remington 513 T .22rf target rifle. It has an oil finished stock, 25" heavy barrel, Redfield peep sight. It has no SN, but is stamped on the barrel and receiver US Property. It is extremely accurate. Remington says they were made 1940-1968, but cannot date. The initials CL are stamped on the barrel, and the address is Ilion, NY, if this helps. Reciever is parkerized, barrel is blue. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Mark

Steven Mace
November 29, 2002, 09:49 PM
Mark, since your Remington Model 513T doesn't have a serial number and is marked US Property the 'C' represents the fourth month, April, and the 'L' stands for 1942. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

dogngun
November 30, 2002, 07:58 AM
That's great to know - I read that Remington had a code of some kind, but I didn't know what it was.
I'm taking this old timer out to the range today, and then on a squirrel hunt. It's EXTREMELY accurate - Made several -two -rounds- into -one -hole shots with 4 different types of ammo at 25 yards tha first time I shot it.

This rifle just jumped at me and I had to have it. Traded 2 Marlin .22's for it.

What was the US doing with target .22's in 1942 ?


Thanks again.

Mark
:)

HerbG
November 30, 2002, 08:15 AM
Over the years the military has purchased a wide variety of commercially produced .22 rifles and handguns. In most cases they differ little from the ones available to the public except for having military markings and sometimes different stock and metal finishes. They were used for training where personnel had to use indoor ranges. For example, ROTC units made wide use of .22 target irfles to teach marksmanship and for intercollegiate competition. Back in the 1960's I shot Winchester Model 52C's and 52D's as a member of an ROTC rifle team. Winchester 75's were used to teach marksmanship.