Remington 22LR rear site

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by S4LK1N, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. S4LK1N

    S4LK1N New Member

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    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?
     
  2. BRAD313

    BRAD313 New Member

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    Did u try remington
     

  3. bearrwe

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  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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  5. Snakedriver

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    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:

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    Last edited: Apr 26, 2012
  6. S4LK1N

    S4LK1N New Member

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    Gunpartscorp.com 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 :)
     
  7. Blackstone

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    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.
     
  8. c3shooter

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    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......
     
  9. Snakedriver

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    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.
     
  10. Blackstone

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    Thanks interesting to know, I will have to go home and take another look at my rifle.