Remington Model 511?


March 29, 2006, 05:22 PM
Found this .22lr bolt action, magazine fed rifle in the garage today, apparently one of my dad's friends had given it to him a while (edit: years) ago.
The barrel reads "The Scoremaster, Model 511", which I thought was a hilariously lame name for a gun. Scoremaster!! :neener:
Anywho, Remington doesn't have any such owners manual for download on their site. Knowing a little bit about bolt actions in general, I was able to remove the bolt from the gun by pulling it back whilst keeping the trigger pulled. The gun itself looks fairly dirty, but the stock is in good condition.

Anyway, I'm no bolt-action expert and I have no idea how to go about cleaning this sucker. To be honest, I've never cleaned a bolt-action before. Anyone have any experience with this model?

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March 29, 2006, 09:59 PM
I have one, unfortunately I'm missing the magazine and bolt. Nice enough rifle though, came with a scope on it and everything, just have to sit down and devote the time to finding the pieces I need. When/if I do I'll make sure to let you know

March 29, 2006, 10:09 PM
I ' cut my teeth' on a 511 about a zillion years ago.Very acurate for an entry level bolt gun.Many a cottonmouth and turtle went to the bottom of the Tamiami canal thanks to that rifle.Not to mention many,many gar fish.
Sadly it's slipped away somewhere.
sorry ,can't help with teardwown instructions,as a kid I cleaned the bore and oiled the outside,that was pretty much it.
enjoy the rifle.!!

March 29, 2006, 10:10 PM
My first rimfire rifle was the Remington 511-P (peep site). I still have it and I could send you a copy of the "instructions for operation and care" that came with it. It's pretty dry reading but it has a few valueable tidbits.

Mine, like most 511 is very accurate though the trigger leaves a lot to be desired. They are GREAT for learning technique and will reward a good trigger squeeze and follow-through with tiny groups.

From some published data I printed out:
-511A First available to the public in 1939 and cost $11.50 (511P cost $11.95).
-381,267 511A, 511p & 511SB (smooth bore, 22lr shot cartridges only) were made.
-The 511A was discontinued 1963 and the 511P was discontinued in 1960
-To determine the month of manufacture they used the BLACKPOWDERX code (B=Jan, L=Feb and so on)
-The year letter code was more confusing but I have the list so if you tell me what is stamped on yours I could try to figure it out.

Give it a cleaning and take it to the range. Mine is pretty brand loyal and shot most types of Remington ammo very well (subsonic and standard velocity best). I haven't tried the Federal Bulk that seems to shoot well (enough) in just about everything but your post got me thinkin about that 22 buried in the back corner of the safe and I might have to take it out for "old times sake."

March 29, 2006, 10:17 PM
I saved my money and bought a Rem 511 when I was 15 yrs old. That's been quite a while ago. Had a little 4x Sears scope made by weaver put on it by my dad who drilled and tapped it for the mount. Got a lot of squirrels with that gun. My son has it now and it's still a tack driver.
As far as cleaning you might use gun scrubber or carb cleaner on the bolt and trigger mechanism then maybe a few drops of oil on friction points. Clean the barrel as you would any gun. Actually mine had a pretty good pull and crisp trigger let off.

March 29, 2006, 10:31 PM
As far as cleaning you might use gun scrubber or carb cleaner on the bolt and trigger mechanism then maybe a few drops of oil on friction points. Clean the barrel as you would any gun.

I'll second that - take it out of the stock first of course . Should be just one teardown screw below the front of the receiver.

My first .22 was the Model 510 which was the single shot version. It didn't take a back seat to most anything when it came to accuracy. Wish I would have kept it.

March 30, 2006, 03:00 AM
511 were good made rifles, well worth taking care of. should be plenty accurate, also.

Bullet Bob
March 30, 2006, 07:13 AM
Oh yeah, "Scoremaster" is a lot lamer than "JRx25" or what ever is cool now.

At least back then the name gave you an idea of what it was for, instead of todays jumble of nothing.

Anyway, try going to the Remington section of, and perform a search for 511; you'll probably find what you need, or a link to the information.

March 30, 2006, 12:47 PM
I have that rifle's tube fed cousin, the 512 Sportmaster. I happen to like those old Remington's very much as the first shooting I did was with an old uncle's Remington 512 X. The "X" model had better adjustable open sights than the regular 512's. Check out rimfire central's Remington page for a lot more on the Remington "5 teen" series of rifles. You'll find they're pretty well thought of still.

March 30, 2006, 12:56 PM
Excellent bolt action 22. I have one and I would NEVER part with it. NEVER!

Next to the pricey and rare Winchester 52, this is probably the best early American bolt action rimfire made.

Clean it up and shoot the daylights out of it...the accuracy and craftsmanship may spoil you, though! Gun Parts Corp. has any spare parts you might need.

Good find..and one of my favorites!

- Brickboy240

March 30, 2006, 08:10 PM
Do I have to take the bolt apart to clean it? I'm very unfamiliar with bolt actions =(. The stock looks like its in good condition, but the blueing is coming off of the barrel at the end. The thing was so stiff when I found it, took a bit of muscle to pry that bolt back for the first time. I'm guessing the bore probably needs a good scrubbing.

July 25, 2006, 12:08 AM
Hey N3Rday how lucky you are to have found such an awesome rifle. I have one with a peep sight and it has never let me down. My grandfather gave it to my mom to give to me when I was old enough to start shooting. The only problem with mine is The spring that holds the clip in is gone and I cant find another one anywhere so when I use the gun I have to either hold the magizine in there or put one bullet in at a time. Does anyone know where I can find that part?

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