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Remington 512 feed problem

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Ironhorse522, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. Ironhorse522

    Ironhorse522 Member

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    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
     
  2. Ironhorse522

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    I think it may be the sear, the bolt can be removed sometimes without pulling the trigger
     
  3. Jim K

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    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
     
  4. Ironhorse522

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    Thank you Jim I will try that
     
  5. carbine85

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    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.
     
  6. Kp321

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    The 512 is a tube feed. The 511 and 513 were box magazines and had the mentioned mag catch issue.
     
  7. carbine85

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    Roger that.
    Did they use the sear and trigger setup?
     
  8. Jim K

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    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
     
  9. Deltaboy1984

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    A good deep cleaning should do the Trick.
     
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