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Old 09-19-2015, 3:46 PM
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Talking 1958 Remington Model 514

This is the first firearm I ever owned, a bolt action, single shot, Remington Model 514. It was a gift for my 14th birthday in 1958. I recently retrieved it from storage and cleaned it up. Took it to the range a few days ago. It's as accurate as I remembered it was when I used to carry it to the town dump on my bicycle to plink cans, bottles and rats. A kid on a bicycle with a rifle today? Cops, National Guard and Child Services would show up. MSM would have a field broadcasting parents and kid being "perp walked".






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Old 09-19-2015, 4:09 PM
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Nice! Would have liked to grow up in that time.
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Old 09-19-2015, 8:40 PM
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[QUOTE=bluzman;16948182]It's as accurate as I remembered it was when I used to carry it to the town dump on my bicycle to plink cans, bottles and rats. A kid on a bicycle with a rifle today? Cops, National Guard and Child Services would show up. MSM would have a field broadcasting parents and kid being "perp walked".

Nice rifle. As a coincidence, I also used to tie my Remington 512 onto my bike and ride into the desert with friends to go shooting. My adventures were a little later than your's. I did this in 1970 in Phoenix, AZ. I had a lapse in judgment and sold my Remington 512. I have repeatedly regretted that decision.
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:09 AM
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Nice rifle.

I used to walk with my rifle to school slung over my backpack and then place it in a cabinet in the back of the classroom. I would take it out for our "marksmanship PE."

So sad that an entire GOV agency with descend on your child if they did that today.
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:23 AM
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This is the first firearm I ever owned, a bolt action, single shot, Remington Model 514...
They're a great plinker, and pretty accurate, too. The 514 I have was my first bolt .22, but it's not quite as pretty as yours. I still use it when taking kids shooting who have never shot a real gun. A perfect trainer; accurate and reliable.
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:58 PM
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What a nice personal treasure that rifle is.Looks like you took great care of it.
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:10 AM
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Thanks for all the kind words.
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:39 AM
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Wish mine looked that nice. Great looking rifle!
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:25 PM
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Beautiful rifle!!!

I have a Remington Model 341 that I picked up for a steal at my local gun store. It's the favorite of my collection. Built to last, tack driver with sights like a red Ryder. Absolutely amazing rifle.




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Old 09-21-2015, 12:42 PM
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Make sure you keep it for your kids, if you have or plan to have any.

I remember slinging my single shot bolt action over my shoulder and hopping on my bicycle to take it to the local gunsmith so he could install a scope. 'Probably would have done the same to go shooting but the shooting locations were too far away up in the Santa Cruz Mountains. (I grew up in Mountain View.) Those were the days....
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you have a a beautiful rifle, and thanks for sharing your story.
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