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Old 11-16-2022, 06:57 AM
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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!
serial numbers were not required by law with the exception of NFA classed items till December of 1968 when GCA 68 went into effect -
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:27 AM
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All Remington 513 T rifles were stamped with the serial number on the underside of the barrel, just forward of the stock. This practice was started with the very first production rifles.

It is true that serial numbers on firearms were not required until late 1968 with the passing of the 1968 Gun Control Law. Prior to that, many of the cheaper shotguns and .22 rifles did not have serial numbers at all.
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Old 11-16-2022, 11:51 AM
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yes, they were on the 513's +model 37's - also on the pre 1940 510's + 511's - but it was done at manufacturers discretion + by no legal regulatory mandates - quote from Remington older repair manual
[ (*) Typically from the beginning, they NEVER used serial numbers to DATE their long firearms, but date codes. That does not preclude them from also assigning serial numbers. However for factory purposes, serial numbers were not the primary method of dating a firearm. Long guns made before 1941 (WWII) were serial numbered, even the 22 calibers. After the war with numerous new 22 caliber models being introduced, serial numbers were not assigned to ALL GUNS until the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968. ] -

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Old 11-17-2022, 06:44 PM
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Here is a link to a manual for the Remington Model 512. It was pretty much the same as the 510, 511 and 513, the main difference being the type of magazine.

https://www.remarms.com/sites/defaul...odel%20512.pdf
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Old 11-18-2022, 07:01 AM
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another difference is the bolt installation for the 510 needs another step than the other 3 models -
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Old 11-19-2022, 03:21 AM
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Some more data points, I have one with 16xxx serial and barrel date code of 05/1942 and a second with 70xxx and date code of 10/1965. So serial numbers were definitely all over the place, date code is really the only thing to go off of as far as manufacture date.
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:52 AM
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I have noticed that some Remington 513T rifles have a leaf spring attached to the metal action to hold the magazine in place, while others have a leaf spring attached to the wood stock itself to accomplish the same purpose.
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Old 11-30-2022, 11:27 AM
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change was made starting in 1946 to the stock mounted latch to remedy the severe breakage problem between screw holes in action mounted variety - change to stock mounted latch was on all 1947 511+ 513's - the 521's only used the stock mounted version - all original WWII 513's had the action mounted version only -
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