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Old 01-28-2020, 03:24 PM
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After a long hiatus, I've started getting re-interested in guns, found this forum and have been lurking for a couple weeks, so I decided to post a few of my old closet denizens.

Last one today, I promise. The first rifle I ever owned, brought by Santa circa 1966 or so, Remington Sportmaster 512x.
A delightful gun, I had a lot of fun with it, as did my younger brother, but I haven't shot it for over 40 years except to kill a couple red squirrels when they get to be too thick around the bird feeder. Darn reds get into my old house and wreak havoc.

The old girl shows her age.

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Old 01-28-2020, 04:05 PM
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Nice to see one that still has the original sights!
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Old 01-28-2020, 05:10 PM
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Congrats on a nice one.
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:31 PM
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Still looks quite nice from here.

Thanks for posting the photos.
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Old 01-29-2020, 01:18 AM
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Wonderful guns IMO
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Old 01-29-2020, 08:52 AM
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Nice - you don't see X models everyday.

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Pretty nice! Many of these older Remingtons had some really nice walnut on them.
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Pretty nice! Many of these older Remingtons had some really nice walnut on them.
Yes, but Remington tried to hide it all under their finishes. You can just make out some grain coming through that I'm sure would pop with a refinish. But, since this is your first, I'd be inclined to leave it just as is. Those dings and knicks may have some special memories. Sweet tube fed.

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Old 02-26-2020, 06:30 PM
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Nice. I'm pretty fond of the 500 series Remingtons. That one looks special especially with the history. I have my first .22 too, it's pretty special.
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Old 02-26-2020, 06:42 PM
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Yeah, it is a piece of nostalgia for me, but I'm not above making it look better. I may try a refinish if I get ambitious.
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Old 02-26-2020, 06:43 PM
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Yes, but Remington tried to hid it all under their finishes. You can just make out some grain coming through that I'm sure would pop with a refinish. But, since this is your first, I'd be inclined to leave it just as is. Those dings and knicks may have some special memories. Sweet tube fed.
Yeah, it is a piece of nostalgia for me, but I'm not above making it look better. I may try a refinish if I get ambitious.
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:02 PM
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Yeah, it is a piece of nostalgia for me, but I'm not above making it look better. I may try a refinish if I get ambitious.
It's very easy to do and they really look a ton better. She's all yours, so if it makes you happy, go for it.

If you haven't already, check out some of the sticky's here: https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=275
They'll make the job much easier and if you follow the sage advice your results will be great.
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:06 PM
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Excellent. Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:35 PM
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Yes, but Remington tried to hid it all under their finishes. You can just make out some grain coming through that I'm sure would pop with a refinish. But, since this is your first, I'd be inclined to leave it just as is. Those dings and knicks may have some special memories. Sweet tube fed.
I have been surprised many times how nice the 5-teen wood can be under the "all look alike" finish. This was my biggest surprise of all . 1965 512X.

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Old 02-26-2020, 08:37 PM
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Wow! Fantastic wood!
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