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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. GCBurner

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    The 510 is what we used at Scout camp, where I got my first formal marksmanship training when I was about 12. I've still got my NRA Sharpshooter medal for 50-foot smallbore around somewhere. I had several targets toward Expert, but camp ended before I could complete the qualification. Very accurate little guns. :)
     
  2. clamman

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    Same here, shot the 510 with the scouts. Grampa had one, handed it down to my dad and he gave it to me. It is my most favorite 22. I since have gotten the bug and found a 511,512,514,552,and a 550-1. All fun shooters.
     
  3. SleazyRider

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    And here I thought I was the only fan of the Remington 510! Mine is in excellent condition, but it isn't the model with peep sights, and my aging eyes are calling for either peep sights or a scope.

    Does it take a better-than-average gunsmith to drill and tap it for a scope, or is this something that is routine? The only smiths in my area are itinerant gunsmiths working part-time out of Ginder Mountain. They seem to enjoy bolting stuff on to black rifles, but I'm skeptical as to their machining skills.
    I do, however, know a very experienced machinist/tool&diemaker. What would be your choice?
     
  4. Avenger

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    Ideal For Young Man's First Rifle

    At least that was my father's thought pattern. The 510 is the REAL rifle my father allowed us to gaduate into, once we passed his responsibility & safety checklist. Two older brothers had them as primary plinkers by age 12. We would visit our granparent's and Uncle's dairy & wheat farms in North Central North Dakota during summer vacation. Mid-sixties timeframe. We would each get a couple of bricks of .22LR and head for the patureland in early AM, slaughtering hundreds of flickertrails (pocket gophers) and prarie dogs all day long. You could whistle them into exposing more of their head from a LONG distance when they were looking out from their burrows. Had the rifles scoped (4x, fixed), so you really learned ballistics & windage compensation. One word description? "FUN"....
     
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  6. Fishinjim

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    I had one when I was in high school, and loved it. Found one in a garage sale a while back and bought it. Don't think I will ever part with this one. There just aren't too many guns around better than this one.
     
  7. murdoc rose

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    some of the best mass produced 22's ever made
     
  8. jmorris

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    I have a few the last one I picked up two weeks ago at an estate sale for $30. Once cut down and made "pretty" it will be my daughters first rifle.

    OK, maybe not her first but the first one she'll shoot.
     
  9. WCraven

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    Hello everyone as i am new here and i readed alot of your posts on the 510 Targetmaster and i wanted to share what little i know about them, my father was born around 1932-33 i think and he got his around 12 or 13 years old for i think $12 brand new. he told me once when i was a kid that it was very hard to buy a gun while WWII we going on as all steel and lead was use for the war and his is dated coded RRR which is Nov 1946 and the gun is still like it was new but aged and never touched as for finsh and maybe shot 75 times since new and i do agree these guns are tack drivers.
     
  10. sugarmaker

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    I own a 510. I learned to shoot with it, as did my mothers entire side of the family (all deceased now, born 1916). My sisters and I learned to shoot with the rifle, (1960-70's) and my kids have (or are doing) the same. Probably my grandkids will continue the tradition. In our family it is simply "the .22". the gun has fired...I'll guess...50K rounds, all single shot. It was the main pest gun on the farm for decades, if we notched the stock for every vermin it has killed it would be a pile of wood shavings.

    It teaches a shooter to use aimed shots, and you'll never forget to turn off a safety when shooting at game. The long barrel is quiet, and it's a heavy, steady gun with a heavy but crisp trigger. It is unfailingly reliable.

    I have a number of .22's to my name (win 61, 62A, 90, SW MP15-22) but if i want to hit something for sure, the 510 is the gun I use.
     
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    Remington 510P was my very first rifle given to me around 1958 by a friend of my uncle during an upstate NY hunting trip. I was 8 years old. After the adults hunted during late afternoon I was allowed to shoot the rifle. About maybe 12 years ago my uncle turned 75 and there was a party. After all the years I saw Charlie who gave me that rifle. He mentioned my first time shooting and I told him I still have that rifle. He was amazed that after all the years I still had the little Remington.

    I saw one at a gun show in NC a few months ago. The guy was walking the show and asking $250 for a very nice one. He came down to $225 when I spoke with him. I should have bought it! I also have a 511 I like. Yeah, they were $30 rifles years ago, today they sell for $200 and up at most shows. :)

    Ron
     
  12. WCraven

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    I have never seen or heard if these guns came with a box or not, most may not think alot about them for a gun that sold new for $10-12buxs in 1946 but what is the % of value now ? 100% would be $120 so i would think 200% + and climbing.

    Also the bolts have a built in decocker so one doesn't have to dry fire it, with the bolt back you pull the trigger and hold it while closing the bolt shut and the firing pin will decock.:D
     
  13. WCraven

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    I finally had time to take afew pictures of my father 510 as it's doesn't need to be restored and he told me maybe shot 100 times since 1946..

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    Restored? :)

    Clean it, Shoot it and Enjoy it! They are great and very accurate little .22 rifles. I love mine to no end.

    Ron
     
  15. Deltaboy1984

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    I got a 512 back in 1987 That was NIB condition for $125.00 and has been the best long range shooting 22 I ever owned . I have killed squirrels off the top of fence post at 120 yards. 75_100 yard shots are no problem. The 500 series is the best shooting 22 made.
     
  16. WCraven

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    I just got it from my sister afew months ago as we had to put father in a home, she told me that some guy has been trying very hard to buy the gun from her and offered her $300 for it.. thank god she didn't sell it!
     
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