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by John Gyde
Fri May 22, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 12 Identification
Replies: 8
Views: 4011

Re: Model 12 Identification

Your M/12 was made in 1910. The steel mag tube is correct. Most were changed because of rust. My guess is that the checkering is not factory.
by John Gyde
Thu May 07, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington 512 - No SN ??
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Remington 512 - No SN ??

Look at "Manufacture Dates" on this site and the code giving the month/year of production is shown.
by John Gyde
Thu May 07, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington 512 - No SN ??
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Remington 512 - No SN ??

Model 512s had serial #s only through 1941. You can find two or three digits (letters) code on the left side of the barrel near the receiver that will give you the month/year of production. A total of 393,665 were produced ending in December 1962.
by John Gyde
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Fieldmaster model 121
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Fieldmaster model 121

1946- Apparently fairly early in the year.
by John Gyde
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 12 Serial Number
Replies: 11
Views: 18595

Re: Model 12 Serial Number

Rem made 14,266 Model 12s in it's first year. It sounds like yours has had a fair amount of use. My usual warning... Do not shoot modern hi-vel ammo in Model 12s. The M/121 replaced the M/12 and was made much stronger to handle the newer ammo.
Yes, the book is long sold out.
by John Gyde
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 24 ?'s
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Re: Model 24 ?'s

I believe that the sight will not work, but I'm not positive. The M/12 changed over into the M/121 in 1936. Many M/12s have been "shot Loose" by using hi velocity ammo. The semi's may not have been changed as much, but I would stick with standard velocity ammo.
by John Gyde
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: John Gyde?
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

Re: John Gyde?

There are CDs available for $30 ($25 + $5 shipping). The M/12 was (is) my favorite. It has 23 pages of info in the book.

My address is
JOHN GYDE
988 HAMILTON ST.
SPRINGFIELD, OR 97477
by John Gyde
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington 12B
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

Re: Remington 12B

There are a few nickel plated 12-Bs out there. A gallery gun with little wear is odd. It obviously wasn't used at a gallery. If the sights are plated it was not done at the factory. There are quite a few alternatives on the ones I have seen. As an example, some have the butt plate nickeled; some don...
by John Gyde
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Targetmaster 510
Replies: 1
Views: 939

Re: Targetmaster 510

I'm not sure what the BJ4 is, but it is not the serial # nor the code to determine the month/year of manufacture.
by John Gyde
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: John Gyde?
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

Re: John Gyde?

The locking screw was used by Rem for a while. I can't find my reference material that tells when, but that configuration is proper.

The barrel length was advertised as 22", but slight variations are common. Yours appears to be factory.
by John Gyde
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Found in my granddad's gun cabinet
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: Found in my granddad's gun cabinet

Your M/12 was made in 1926. The forearm is missing.
by John Gyde
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 12a Value/Year
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: Model 12a Value/Year

Your M/12 was made in 1913. Does it have a round barrel or Octagon? Condition is king.
by John Gyde
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: John Gyde?
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

Re: John Gyde?

I'm back.....Thanks David....

Answers to your questions.

#2 yes
#3 Stock looks correct.
#4 I couldn't see the hole in question.
by John Gyde
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: American Boy Scout
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: American Boy Scout

The ABS stamped rifles were early production. Approximately 1,500 were produced. The highest serial # we found was 1,482. Later production have Military Model stamped on them.
by John Gyde
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: 511SB Smoothbore
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Re: 511SB Smoothbore

I haven't found the production numbers of the M/511 sb. Most of the SBs were made for the 510. I had quite a few of the 510 SBs but have never seen a 511 or 512. I have heard of very few.