Remington 512 feed problem


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Ironhorse522
January 17, 2013, 07:18 PM
My buddy has a very old remington 512 that was his grandpas, great 22 ver accurate. The problem is that the bolt does not pick up the next round, and if it does it ends up pointing upward. It extracts great though. Could it be the tube spring is weak? I'd like to fix this for him

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Ironhorse522
January 17, 2013, 10:43 PM
I think it may be the sear, the bolt can be removed sometimes without pulling the trigger

Jim K
January 18, 2013, 12:53 AM
It sounds like some parts might be worn or out of adjustment. But first, have you tried cleaning the rifle? Do NOT take it down completely, just remove the stock and spray the heck out of it with Gunscrubber and then with a light lubricant like G96 Gun Treatment. Sometimes old guns are crudded up with old grease or oil or dirt and all they need is cleaning and oiling.

Jim

Ironhorse522
January 18, 2013, 04:47 AM
Thank you Jim I will try that

carbine85
January 18, 2013, 11:04 AM
The Remington 500 series are prone to wear out sears. Also check the magazine catch. The catch was prone to bend and break. The new style screws into the stock.

Kp321
January 18, 2013, 10:57 PM
The 512 is a tube feed. The 511 and 513 were box magazines and had the mentioned mag catch issue.

carbine85
January 19, 2013, 10:27 AM
The 512 is a tube feed. The 511 and 513 were box magazines and had the mentioned mag catch issue
Roger that.
Did they use the sear and trigger setup?

Jim K
January 20, 2013, 02:55 PM
Yes, the 511, 512, and 513 all used the same trigger sear setup. A worn sear could allow the bolt to come out, but I can't see how it would affect feeding.

But dirt and gunk could cause both problems, so let's see what results Ironhorse gets from just cleaning.

Jim

Deltaboy
January 22, 2013, 12:11 AM
A good deep cleaning should do the Trick.

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