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S4LK1N 04-26-2012 01:26 AM

Remington 22LR rear site
I have a Remington Model 512 that im having a hell of a time finding a rear site for. It was my Grandfathers rifle and I would like to get the rear site for it and make it a functioning gun.

I would put a scope on it but i've been told I have to drill into the receiver to mount one and I would rather not do this.

Does anyone know where I might be able to go and find this elusive part?

BRAD313 04-26-2012 03:52 AM

Did u try remington

bearrwe 04-26-2012 06:31 AM it's the website for Numrich I've had good luck with them over the years.

c3shooter 04-26-2012 09:13 AM

There are a couple of different rear sights, based on height of front sight. Look HERE:

hiwall 04-26-2012 01:25 PM

Most of those had screw-on rear sights like this one-- dbf5

Snakedriver 04-26-2012 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by hiwall (Post 782539)

If you can get that one for $9.99 on e-bay you should jump on it quick. I have a 1942 Remington 512 and that's the sight that will work. I've heard there is also a dovetail cut into the barrel beneath the screw-down rear sight, but have never looked. :cool:

Here's what the rear sight looks like on my 1942 model 512:

S4LK1N 04-26-2012 07:25 PM had what I was looking for. Now I play the waiting game. Thanks to everyone who helped! I went with a reproduction sight but at least I can aim when I get it :)

Blackstone 05-09-2012 02:35 PM

As far as mounting a scope, your 512 does not have groves for scope mounts? I have a 511 (almost same gun) that was built in 1953 and it has a standard 3/8" groves..

I was able to mount a scope on it with no problem using 5/8" groove scope rings.

c3shooter 05-09-2012 03:48 PM

Blsckstone- SOME of the earlier Remingtons and Marlins did not have the two parallell grooves on top of the receiver. I have 4 of the Remington 550-1's, and 2 have them, 2 don't.

How I got 4 of the same rifle is a long story......

Snakedriver 05-09-2012 04:01 PM

The 5-teen Remington's in the late 50's and into the mid-60's had a "X" after the model number to denote a factory grooved receiver. For example, 511X .

Some of these fine old rifles have also received the the scope grooving after leaving the factory from some gunsmiths who have the equipment to do so. Those rifles will obviously not have the "X" after the model number.

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