Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Remington 141

Remington Model 141 “Gamemaster”

In the early years of the last century sportsmen looking for a lightweight, powerful, and fast handling rifle had few choices. They could either go with the Winchester lever actions or the Marlin lever action.
All this changed in 1913 when Remington introduced the Model 14 slide action rifle. The model 14 was manufactured from 1913 until 1934 when it was slightly modified and reintroduced as the model 141.
Dubbed the “Gamemaster” by Remington, the model 141 was available in three calibers. The .30 Remington which was developed to compete with the 30-30 Winchester, the .32 Remington which mirrored the .32 Winchester special and the .35 Remington which was developed in 1906 for use in the Model 8 auto loading rifle designed by John M. Browning.
The 141 Gamemaster has a 24 inch barrel and an overall length of 42.8 inches, it holds five shots in its spiral grooved tubular magazine. The rifle was stocked with plain walnut and had a corncob grooved forearm. It sports a shotgun type steel butt plate. The magazine is loaded via a loading port on the underside of the magazine tube. To chamber a round, you first push the slide release button which is located on the bolt assembly, rather than on the trigger guard, and slide the forearm backwards. As the forearm slides back it brings the whole magazine with it, pushing the round into the receiver where it is picked up by the carrier and guided into the chamber as the forearm is slid forward again.
The model 141 was a popular rifle with a production run of around 77,000 guns manufactured from 1934 until it was discontinued in 1950. The Gamemaster was reintroduced in 1952, after a major redesign, as the Model 760. The 760 is also a fast handling slide action, but it has a box magazine capable of taking the more powerful rounds of the day.

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