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Remington 510 Targetmaster .22 Rifle

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by dev_null, Aug 11, 2005.

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  1. dev_null

    dev_null Member

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    Anyone know much about these rifles? I just acquired one through my fiance', who got it from her late grandfather. Seems to be in decent shape internally, though in need of cleaning. Outside of metal has some rust and minor pitting, but bore looks ok. Oddly, I can't find a s/n, unless this is older than we realized -- see below:

    All markings on barrel.

    Top, forward:
    REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC. ILION, NY
    MADE IN USA - PATENTS PENDING​

    Top, just in front of rear sight:
    THE
    TARGETMASTER
    REG. US PAT. OFF.
    MODEL 510​

    Top, behind rear sight:
    REMINGTON
    REG. US. PAT. OFF.
    .22 SHORT, LONG
    OR LONG RIFLE​

    On right rear, but read from top (i.e, upside down if you look directly at right side of rifle):
    40​


    No other markings except "REMINGTON" on stamped plastic buttcap.

    Any idea of age or value of this example? (I suppose the plastic buttcap would be a clue -- probably post-war, then, right?) The Remington site says they were made from 1939-1962, but even if I could find the s/n they're not listed by year anyway.

    Thanks!

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  2. Elmer

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    It may not have a serial number, they weren't required until 1968.

    The 510, 511, 514 etc series are wonderful little rifles. I have a bunch of them. Years ago, I would see them at gunshows for 30-40 bucks, and I just couldn't pass them up. In my opinion they're a steal, even at 4 or 5 times that. Imagine what they would cost to make today. Walnut and steel.
     
  3. Flyboy

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    I have one in my cabinet right now. Single-shot fun--a real tack driver. Mine has a rear aperture sight and a front post sight, which I assume to be typical for the model. The finish on mine is pretty well gone (sounds about like yours), but it'll still shoot far better than I can. I'd put it up against my match Kimber any day. No idea what it's worth, but they're great guns. I'll take and post some pics if you want, just send a PM.
     
  4. rustymaggot

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    i have a 510 and a 41p target master. i love em both. my 510 i had drilled and tapped for a scope. im using a old bushnell custom-m 4 power and i have a versapod on it. its my favorite varmint hunting gun. light weight and accurate. only complaint at all is the safety that automatically snaps on everytime you work the bolt. i disagree with safetys in general because it breeds carelesness. on the 41p it has the cool peep sights. unfortunately those are hard for me to aquire targets with so that one gets little use exept for target shooting. id scope that one as well exept it would ruin the astetics of the gun and that would be a shame. neither of mine have any serial numbers. pre 1968 serial numbers were not required, or so i hear.
     
  5. jacobtowne

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    Good rifles. I have an old (no SN) Model 512 (tubular mag.). It's no tack driver, but good enough for shooting woodchucks.
    JT
     
  6. sky173alpha

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    Old but reliable

    I got my old 510 when i was 12 years old back in 1964 and it was in pretty great (new) shape back then.....my brother dropped it off a mountain and broke the stock at one time or another in his unauthroized use of it....I reworked the stock the best i could at school shop and continued to plink with it until my brother once again sneaked it out and (yup) he broke all my work apart as well as adding some more damage. Not having the time to repair the thing again I relied on black tape to hold it together. When i went into the army in 1970 I gave the rifle over to my little sis (she could out shoot me) for her safe keeping of the old thing. The rifle stayed with ehr and her family until about 1992 when I slipped it away from sis. The rifle was placed into a cloth case and put away in my closet until one day i took it out and shot it. Dispite the damage to the stock the little rifle still shoots quite well, great in fact.....OK what I'm looking for after all this long winded narrative.....is there any plce i can find a stock for this rifle? Or, is there some place I can contact that can make a new one for it?

    Thanks
     
  7. Matt-man

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    I learned to shoot with my grandpa's 510, and now I have it. Great rifle.

    Are you sure there aren't any markings on the left side of the barrel near the receiver? My 510 is old enough to not have a serial number, but it does have a date code stamped on it (as does every other Remington long gun I've seen). Take a look here for more info on the date codes: http://rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9555
     
  8. Meadhall

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  9. sky173alpha

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    thanks for the stock info

    Hey Meadhall
    Thanks much for the stock info.........i will send for one immediately.......
     
  10. peterotte

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    Model 512 Remington

    I am shooting a spruced up 512 with scope. It is showing promise of tack driving with the right ammo (7 mm groups at 25 m). I have won a few competitions with it in the distant past. I do find that some shots hit the target with a bit of yaw but not nearly as much as some of the more expensive rifles I shoot against. (The shots with yaw seem to fall mostly outside the main group).

    Pete
     
  11. willnorvell

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    510 and 511 Remingtons

    Hey guys, I just got my hands on a few of these from an estate sale. They're both in pretty good shape, but not quite in working order. I think most of the parts are there, just not together. I'm wondering if somebody can give me an idea what they're worth. It's not really something I have time to mess with restoring, so I just need to sell them.

    Here's a link to a thread on another forum with pics.

    http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20987

    Let me know what you guys think! Thanks.
     
  12. John Barrett

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    How I Got My Targetmaster

    In 1946 my Dad was a Railroad Special Agent, who recovered 2 Targetmasters that were stolen off the railroad. He offered the RR $10.00 for both of them, gave me my choice and then sold the other one to the Mayor of our little Iowa town for $10.00. I still have my free 510 and still use it and keep it clean. I would like to find the other one. I will sign off as the Whizzer guy, but that is another story
     
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    remington 22.cal modle number 41

    my father has this 22.cal short long rifle that needs the bolt if anyone is interested in making a deal for the bolt it would mean a great deal to me and my father ill even buy the gun for parts if it has to be that way ....please let me know thank you
     
  14. Hunter2

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    need parts for remington target master modle number 41.
     
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    Remington Model 510 Target Master

    I also have owned a Rem 510 TargeMaster since my youth and have not shot it in well ver 20 years. I just recently had the occasion to get it out to start my grandson on shooting.

    We recently fully disassembled the 510 to restore it - a teaching moment for grandpa. This is what I have found about this 22LR model:

    I have found a serial number on the bottom of the barrel slightly in front of the stock. Not a usual place and I was surprised that it had one.

    You can get parts for this at the following link: http://www.e-gunparts.com/
    The good news is that they a vast supply of parts for alot of other models than just the 510, including stocks.

    All is well with the rebuild. All parts have been ultrasonically degreased and "reblued". The stock has been refinished and awaiting custome varnish to match that used by remington during its creation.

    Best part is that my granson's bithhday is coming up and this will be his present. His first 22LR and first gun. He is only 12 years old and is excited about shooting as we go out offen with his dad on weekends. Working and teaching him has been my pleasure - he earned the right to ownership.
     
  16. sbonnet

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    Target Master Date Code

    I have a 510 Target Master also. I found that they were manufactured typically before s/n's were required. They do have a date stamp on them just ahead of the chamber on the left side. It is right as the steel and the forearm meet.

    The datecode can be found here

    http://www.remingtonsociety.com/questions/BLACKPOWDERX.htm

    Hope this helps.
     
  17. Jim K

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    That whole 500 series has gained a lot of respect. As Elmer noted, at one time they were $25 or so used, but a nice one will bring $200-250 today. They are walnut and steel guns, and are near ideal as a youth gun. Plus, barring bubba work, they are virtually indestructable.

    Jim
     
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    I have a 511 Scoremaster. Damn fine shooting 22 rifle.
     
  19. JImbothefiveth

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    I have one. The trigger is crisp yet heavy. The sights can be difficult to aquire, if you have poor vision this might not be the gun for you. If you are short this also isn't a good gun because fo the stock
     
  20. g-doggie

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    How do you put a scope on the 510?
     
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    g-doggie, if your Model 510 looks like the picture above you'll have to have it drilled & tapped to accept mounts.

    Steve Mace
     
  22. rmfnla

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    I cut one down for my son several years back. I didn't have access to a lathe so I had a local machine shop redo the crown for me.

    The machinist told me it had been years since he had worked with such good steel.
     
  23. Aren't we all

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    I have a 512 that one of my friends gave me. It is amazingly accurate, it is brand spanking new, never been fired before i got it:). That changed quickly. The bolt comes out uncocked quite often thought if you aren't familliar with it.
     
  24. azlandman

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    510x date code

    I was just checking dates codes on my 510x and found one I don't understand. The code is L M which is Feb 1921. I know they didn't make this one in 1921. Following the L M is 58. I first thought the L was an I, but magnified it as a poorly stamped L
    Any clue? Seems inconsistant. I have anther 510 and a 511 which both seem to be coded correctly.
     
  25. BADUNAME37

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    Actually, that was one of my first guns when I was shooting NRA indoor 50' smallbore range. I made it all the way up to Sharpshooter. I could have kept going through bars 1-9 (or 1-10) then on to Xpert, however the matches were taking a toll on my body, being in these contorted positions. I remember getting really tired of shooting the thing, even though it was all properly adjusted for me and I had a shooting jacket with the elbow pads, shoulder pad, etc. So, what I started around 1968 at 12 I kind of got out of, but kept the gun for several more decades then traded it for my first high powered rifle.

    Now, I kick myself for trading that gun, it was literally MINT, the stock and the rest of the gun were all like brand new. It had the Lyman peep site on the rear and a peep sight on the front with different drop-in aperatures after a cap was removed on the front site. I just saw that now I could have a rear aperature that is totally adjustible, just like a camera aperature! If I ever got myself another one, that is what I would put on it!
     
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