Originally Posted by Jolly Bill
Correct you are. I was just trying to recall from memory and I'm sure you know what trouble that can cause.
My very first gun was a model 510 given to me by my uncle back around 1948. My brother has the rifle now. Great rifle for any youngster or oldster to start shooting with.
I now have a late and very minty model 511 with a grooved receiver and Leopold M4 scope with fine tapered cross hairs and target dot as the reticle. Great combination.
Yep, all of the Rem. 5-teen guns were excellent rifles. For me, my Dad gave me an old 1942 Rem. 512 in mint condition when I was 10 y.o. for my first firearm. That is one fine shooting rifle for sure. Still have it today and won't ever part with it. Hopefully when I'm gone, the kids will appreciate it like I have.