Remington 341 - A Classic Old Rifle

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  1. Snakedriver

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    Here's one you don't see very often. When I was home at Thanksgiving I dug through my Dad's old gun collection and found an old .22 rifle that I regard as a classic. It's an old Remington 341 Sportmaster. These guns were only made from 1936 to 1940 and there were 131,064 sold. It's a standard model with only the simple iron sights, but boy is it accurate. They went for around $14 when new. This one is marked "AF" indicating a manufacture date of March 1937.

    Here's a few pictures I took:

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  2. Snakedriver

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    ........and finally a couple more pic's.:

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    I wouldnt mine having one of them...
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    Thanks Snakedriver for sharing those photos with us. I really love the guns of that era and so appreciate the workmanship and craft that went into them. Those prices shock us today but in 1939 my dad paid a carpenter $2.00 a day and provided his lunch to build dad a home.
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    That's a NICE Remingon 341 Snakedriver! And in awesome "shape". Your right, dont see many of those these days. The last one I seen was my uncle's when I was around 15yrs old and he was wanting to trade it off. I didnt at the time have anything he wanted or was interested in....would love to come across another one.
    Thanks for sharing, awesome rifle!
  6. Snakedriver

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    Thanks Zane, my Dad told me he used to win bets when he was in High School by shooting the heads off of wooden matches with this rifle. He didn't mention at what distance though.

    Funny how things have changed then vs. now. In those days having a .22 in your truck for some hunting after school, a pocket full of .22 shells and a pocket knife with you at school was the norm. Try that these days and the SWAT team will be called out on you.

    I miss the old days when guns and times were much simpler.
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    old semperfi New Member

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    i live in southern indiana,old country boy at hear
    i just sold the one i had for 250.00.i probably shouldnt have but i made 125.00 profit.i took money and bought more guns. old semperfi
  8. BobMcG

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    Sweet rifle, wouldn't mind finding one for myself. Looks like the father to my 512 Sportmaster.
  9. Snakedriver

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    Bob, I also have a Rem. 512 Sportmaster that has a Jan. 1942 DOM. IMO the 512's have a little more sophistication of design than the 341's. Both are very accurate .22 rifles though.

    My 512:

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    Wow! I learn something new every day. I didn't realize the 512 went that far back. Thanks. Mine being an x has slightly different sights and is from '70.

    You have a nice pair of .22 rifles there.

    A short 512 story: In the early '70s a friend and I tacked up a target at fifty yds with the tack in the dead center of the bullseye. The idea was to pit his 10/22 against my 512x as to which was the "tack-driver". He shot first and struck just to the right by about a half inch. With my shot the target drifted to the ground. Upon inspection the tack had been "tacked". Game over. :D

    BTW: Both shots fired off-hand from kneeling position.
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  11. BobMcG

    BobMcG Active Member Supporting Member

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    My Sportmaster. The scope on it in this picture wasn't on it in the '70s though. Back then it wore a 2-7x20 Westernfield. (Which I still have.)

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  12. Snakedriver

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    Yep, they're beautiful old classics Following the 341 Sportmasters that were made up to 1940 the 512's Sportmasters were made from 1940 through 1967.

    Mine does pretty good at 50 yards with Fed. 550 bulk ammo:

    Rem 512_019.jpg

    The trigger is kind of heavy and working the bolt between shots makes it hard to hold real tight groups, but it'll do. :cool:
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    512 production ended in '67... good to know. Just looked at my records and mine was purchased NIB in '69 so was left-over stock. Thanks for the info.
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    ...nothing wrong with that group at 50yds! Real Nice!:)
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    I have a 341-P with peep sights. The front sight is hooded and uses an insert disc which was yellow plastic with a small hole in the center. The reason for mentioning this is that I have lost the insert and can not find a replacement. Does anyone know the dimensions of the insert so I could make or have made a replacement? Of course, if anyone knows where to buy one that would be better yet.
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    The original 41P globe sight came with two inserts. They are about 1/2" in diameter and smaller than any one else made. You can spot one easily because they were the only ones that had three "tabs" that held them in place. They are very hard to find these days. You might check at this web sight as this gentleman was making a reproduction for around $20 a while back.

    http://www.distantthunderbpcr.com/DTPages/DTProduct.htm
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    i'LL take either one of them what is the stock on the 1st picture
  18. Snakedriver

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    Beth, I believe it's some variety of walnut.
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    There were actually 4 different inserts. They're all metal so the yellow plastic one wasn't original. They were a small post, large post, small lollipop, and a large lollipop.

    I have 2 of the styles, a large lollipop and a small post. The large post was twice as wide as the small post. The small lollipop had a hole half the diameter as the large lollipop. Here's a few pics and dimensions if you care to try to recreate them.

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    http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa240/bwdilli/post.jpg

    Post dimensions
    (1) 0.435"
    (2) 0.365"
    (3) 0.035"
    (4) 0.054"
    (5) 0.186"
    (6) 0.122"
    (7) 0.120"
    (8) 0.100"
    (9) 0.170"

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    http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa240/bwdilli/lollipop-1.jpg

    (1) 0.435"
    (2) 0.356"
    (3) 0.035"
    (4) 0.090"
    (5) 0.105"
    (6) 0.060"
    (7) 0.120"
    (8) 0.100"
    (9) 0.170"
    (10) 0.225"
    (11) 0.330"

    The (9) dimension is from the very bottom of the sight to the bottom of the tabs. This is very crucial to the fit in the slot of the front sight.

    The inserts were between 0.025" and 0.026" thick and are not flat. The tabs are bent a bit to make them fit into the slot of the front sight and not fall out.

    I have a 41-p and a 341-p. I've actually got quite a few of the old Remmy rimfires.

    Here's a pic of my 341-p.

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  20. Snakedriver

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    Very nice rifle bwdilli ! :cool:
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