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Old 11-14-2022, 05:39 PM
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The 513T was produced by Remington from 1940 to 1969.

The first rifles had nice blued finishes, but when the US Army began buying them in large numbers in WW II, Remington made some changes, particularly to the finish. They left the factory with a rough stippled blue finish and a stamp that said "Military Finish".

At some point soon after that, they were produced with a parkerized finish. Some early 1940 rifles were later parkerized when they went through arsenal rebuilds.

WW II era 513T's had Redfield sights, with the front sights of the single post on a ramp. They also were drilled and tapped for the long Unertil style target scope. The holes were filled with flush screws.

I have a U.S. Property marked 1966 dated 513T which has a walnut oil finish stock and blued metal. It has a grooved receiver for modern style .22 scopes. I have used it to teach kids to shoot, and it is a real tack driver.

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Old 11-15-2022, 07:15 AM
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all the Remington produced ones for the 1941 to 1944 military contract [ deliveries started in 1942 ] had only two metal finishes, either regular blue on early production + a dull blue clearly marked [ military finish ] till end of contract in 1944 - all post war procurement were standard commercial blue - all the parkerized ones were done at individual arsenal during inspection or repairs - my 1965 also grooved for scope -
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Old 11-15-2022, 10:07 AM
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There were different stock shapes used on the Remington 513 T rifles. Some were of a wider dimension than others.

There were other changes made as well in post war years to make the rifles more competition worthy when used by ROTC rifle teams. A common arsenal rework feature was for the comb of the stock to be lowered somewhat.

Some stocks were shortened by cutting the butt end and replacing the butt plate. And many of them had a rail inletted into the underside of the forearm area to allow for attachment of adjustable hand stops.

Another feature was to place the sling swivels on the left side of the rifle, which required some inletting.

The stocks of rifles which went through arsenal rebuilds were stamped with cartouche initials to indicate which arsenal or facility did the rebuild. Many of the same arsenals that did the work on other types of US rifles did the work on the 513 T rifles as well.
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Old 11-15-2022, 11:10 AM
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My 513T stock with rebuild markings.....LEAD and AN. Looks also like inspector initials.....

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Old 11-15-2022, 12:37 PM
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the only stock changes made during the WWII contract was the elimination of the comb flutes sometime in late 42 or 43 + some that utilized rear 1903 Springfield sling swivels both front +rear - the other stock modifications comb lowering, rail, + etc. were performed by different arsenals in many different configurations when they were being used by ROTC , + post recreational target shooting on many installations - all the ones i own + have examined have maintained the standard length of pull -
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Old 11-15-2022, 04:33 PM
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Here's an example of a heavily modified 513T stock, as received from the CMP:
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Old 11-15-2022, 05:35 PM
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I've got several 513T's, but none have any indications of US military use. All have nice blued finishes.












Anyone know what the number on the underside of the barrel is?

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Old 11-15-2022, 07:42 PM
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. . . . .Anyone know what the number on the underside of the barrel is?]
Thatís the serial number.

I donít understand how they got away with that . . . .as did Browning on some of theirs. . . .having the serial number on the barrel instead of the receiver.

Change out the barrel and the serial number goes bye-bye!
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Old 11-15-2022, 08:18 PM
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Yeah, weird that the s/n is on the barrel.
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