Just picked up my Remington 514 Single shot 22! WOO... Questions.

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  1. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

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    A close buddy is selling off some heirlooms and generously sold me this Remington 514 he's had for a long, long time for next to nothing.

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    Couple questions:

    1) OK to dry fire? Guessing not.

    2) No serial number, any way to tell how old she is? Proof mark shown below. Factory info says Ilion, NY.

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  2. SASS#23149

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    on most .22's the firing pin can be peened over by dry firing.Not recomended.
    Not sure how to tell the age,but I know I had one in 1958'ish.
     
  3. zero_chances

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    I have a 510 targetmaster that looks just like that. Mine was made in 1947. I forgot the site that i decoded it on though.:eek:
     
  4. Sven

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    Cool! I'll do some more digging.
     
  5. Chawbaccer

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    Your's was made in August, 1948
     
  6. Sven

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    Chaw: Are you serious? How didja figger that out?
     
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    My Dad had one when he was growing up as a boy. Money was tight. I inherited it and I passed it along to my son. Shoots on a dime.
     
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    Chawbaccer: Thanks for that link! Wow, this thing is almost twice my age.

    I see this as the perfect rifle someday to teach a kiddie on. Also a great "survivalist" weapon.... mmm... squirrel stew. Now if only the barrel was threaded and I lived in a Class III state.... ;)

    Off to put some rounds downrange with her, I'll give y'all a report soon.
     
  10. steveno

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    serial numbers were not required until 1968
     
  11. zero_chances

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    That was the site I decoded mine on. Great site:)


    Have fun with your new rifle, these are accurate little things.
     
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