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Old 05-31-2010, 04:04 PM
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Default new .22- Remington M541

I received a 541 as a gift today. Perfect condition shoots REALLY well

I know very little about this rifle and never heard of 541's before. Information and/or links to information would be appreciated. I'll look around myself for information as well.

It's marked "U.S." on the receiver. It was bought from the CMP many years ago. Are these rare? When was this rifle made?

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Old 05-31-2010, 05:07 PM
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:23 PM
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I could not get your pictures. But it sounds like a 541X. Other than having a non adjustable trigger they are a pretty good .22 rifle. I think they date from 1984 to 1986. Some shooters have modified the triggers to get a lighter pull. Hope this helps. SteveL
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:47 PM
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go to the local tire store and ask them for a handful of used tire valves (usually located in a trash can). remove the springs replace the trigger spring with one of these until you get the pull you like.
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:50 PM
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:55 PM
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Whatever you did edlmann...thanks for switching the links.


No trigger work is going to be done on this rifle. It breaks really crisp and isn't that heavy of a pull. I'm a fan of "don't fix something that isn't broken."

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Old 06-01-2010, 09:37 AM
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No trigger work is going to be done on this rifle. It breaks really crisp and isn't that heavy of a pull. I'm a fan of "don't fix something that isn't broken."
it's a very simple fix and you can always return it to original. these 540/541/580/581 rifles ALL have stock triggers well over 6-7 pounds (some go 8-9!!). This is completely unacceptable for target use (or even for a squirrel gun!).

this guy is even selling "kits" featuring (probably) the same spring/s for 10 bucks! LOL.

http://store.barnesgunparts.com/patr...541t-581-.html
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:28 PM
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In a 9 year old article the CMP stated that "there was a real lack of enthusiasm for this rifle." This is apparent as no one seems to share my excitement (not that I'm looking for the typical "congrats" posts)...I'm not).

If any one has answers to the originally posted questions that would be great.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:55 AM
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they are not "rare." Around 15 years ago, the CMP sold them for a good while. I think it took at least a couple years for people to buy out the few hundred CMP had at that time. i was giving the spring switch advice on Jousters back THEN BTW. target rifles of any type don't move very fast (i.e. you can still buy the Kimbers TODAY after 15 years of sales!). The 540/580 series of match and sporting Remingtons followed the 513/514 series of rifles. The downside to the 540/580 family was they weren't as nicely finished and they did not have an adjustable trigger (not hat adjusting a 513T trigger is cinch!). Your rifle is worth around 300-400 bucks although a dealer might ask for more at a show if it had all the CMP stuff/box with it. shoot it and enjoy it for what it is.
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