Serial Number: 1333986
Year of Manufacture: 1940-1968 Modern, Exact Date unknown but we believe it to be towards the end of production.
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle
Markings: On the top of the barrel it is marked "REMINGTON ARMS CO INC.,ILION N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. / Pats 1,908,035 1,913,840 - 2,356,257 - 2,331,405…", and "REMINGTON MATCHMASTER MODEL 513-T / .22 LONG RIFLE. The left side of the barrel at the receiver reads “K’, “E”, and “5”. The right side is marked with 2 proof. There is an “R” on the underside of the magazine. The left side of the stock is marked with the Springfield crossed cannons, “FJA” and “AAK”. There is a “P” on the front of the pistol grip.
Barrel Length: 27"Heavy Barrel
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a front hooded Redfield front sight, missing the insert. The rear sight is a fully adjustable Redfield peep.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock(s) is/are wood with U.S. markings and sling swivels. The right side has a patch that appears to have had something scrapped off, and there are various dings dents etc. throughout the stock. On the front right side there are what appears to be 3 brass pins, but I do not see any crack or split. The stock is capped off with a steel checkered Shotgun-Style butt plate and 2 more brass tacks in the belly.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The rifling is bright and shiny. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 65% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish is worn from use and handling. This was obviously a favorite .22 Target Gun, and has the wear to evidence that. The bluing on the barrel has drifted to a gray, and otherwise there are surface marks and scratches throughout. The Screw heads are slightly worn but quite serviceable. The markings are very good on the steel parts and a little worn on the stock. Overall, this gun rates in about good condition.
Mechanics: The action works as it should, though we have not test fired it.
Box & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The Matchmaster was designed for target shooting, it came equipped with a sturdy half stock with sling swivels, beavertail forend and a straight comb which rose at the heel. Matchmaster barrels were 27" heavy target semi-floating type. The patented Matchmaster trigger mechanism had an adjustable stop. The rifle was only made to fire .22 long rifle from a detachable magazine. During World War II, 513-T rifle were used by the Army for training purposes. This included issue to DCM affiliated clubs for training juniors, and to ROTC units. Those rifles that were purchased by the Army were stamped "U.S. PROPERTY" on the barrel and the receiver. This example does not have the barrel stamped but the stock is, and the barrelled action and stock are likely newly mated.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: Yes, Available for Transfer in California.
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