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Cleaning a Remington 341P

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Herself, Aug 26, 2004.

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  1. Herself

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    Hi!

    I have my Dad's rifle, a .22 Remington 341P untouched for at least 20 years (and the very one I learned to shoot with..at a really, really young age!), and Dad always made a point of cleaning it himself.

    That was probably wise, but now I haven't got the least notion how to get it far enough apart to clean the bore! The action works smoothly and I was able to run an empty rod down from the muzzle, load an oiled patch in a holder onto it, and pull it back out (no big globs of rust, hooray!), but there's barely room enough to do that. It was just at the wanting-to-rust point externally when he handed it to me -- it's clear he put it up clean and lightly oiled way back when, but I daren't let it go much longer!

    So, is anyone familiar with this model? (Does anyone know when Remington made 341Ps? Dad bought it used, and was in his teens then).

    It doesn't seem to be anything rare, found a dealer listing one for just over $100 US. But it was fun to shoot and has a lot of sentimental value.

    --Herself
     
  2. Herself

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    Found one answer -- this model was made between 1936 and 1940! But still no detailed mechanical info online.

    --H
     
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  4. Herself

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    Thanks, Mike!

    I did a lot of web searching and didn't find a lot of info specific to this model, but some general "rifle lore" started soaking into my thick head. It ocurred to me that a lot of bolt-action rifles that don't have an obvious button or latch will release the bolt by opening it and then pressing the trigger with the bolt open. And that's exactly how this one works!

    Found that out right before I had to get ready for work, but maybe tomorrow I can get it ready for the range!

    Picked up the proper (rimfire rifles) volume of "Firearms Disassembly/Reassembly" at the opening of our local gunshow on my lunch break today (that took some finagling!).* It speaks very highly of this little rifle. I think I would just about as soon take a watch apart as the inner workings of the bolt after reading the how-to.

    --Herself

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    * "Boss, can I have an extra half-hour for lunch, and take it really really early?" "What are you having for lunch?" "Gun show!" --It's dee-lish!
     
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