Enfield-Rifles.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Enfields > Enfield Rifles
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Remington Pattern 14
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Remington Pattern 14

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
BM59_Fan View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: May 03 2009
Location: Las Vegas NM
Status: Offline
Points: 9
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BM59_Fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Remington Pattern 14
    Posted: November 06 2020 at 6:40pm
My DW surprised me with a Remington Pattern 14 rifle for my birthday. It was from Hunters Lodge and has a Century Arms import marking on the barrel front. It shoots great!!

It is marked RE on the receiver ring, the SerNo stamped in the receiver and barrel is 35146. The barrel is dated "16". Rifling appears to be well defined. The bolt is not matching, has a SerNo of 112269, there is an * on the extractor and the right bolt lug is of a * config. The rear sight is marked with a W and a 530938 SerNo,

The stampings on the barrel are clear, the ones on the receiver are hard to read except for the RE and the SerNo. I can make out a faint broad arrow stamp and a faint crown stamp and some other markings on the receiver ring.

The stock is what is termed a "big belly" and had at some time in the past been arsenal repaired / reinforced with "biscuit" repairs and the glue used was failing. I repaired it with acraglasss and 2 threaded brass rods across the action immediately behind the magazine and 1 up and down on the right just ahead of the bolt cut. The rear hand guard is not original as the wood color is very different. I have been told the stock is the wrong type for a Remington but as the SerNo is so early I can not be sure of that.

Can anyone shed any light on the mfg date?
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
Charlie Gillman View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: November 20 2020
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Points: 9
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Charlie Gillman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2020 at 3:26am
The P14's made by Remington commenced production in Spring 1916, and in April 1917 the contract was cancelled by the British and manufacture stopped. Judging by your low serial number, yours was made in Summer of 1916. The British War Office acceptance records are available somewhere online. I forget where, but a researcher dates production by noting when the shipments got to England. Remington produced a little more than 450,000 P14's by the time the contract was cancelled. I refer you to BOLT ACTION RIFLES by Frank DeHaas, copyright 1971 pages 151 and 152. 
Gill
Back to Top
A square 10 View Drop Down
Special Member
Special Member

Donating Member

Joined: December 12 2006
Location: MN , USA
Status: Offline
Points: 10933
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote A square 10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2020 at 5:52pm
the "fat " rifles were termed to the eddystones not the remingtons , this is not a term they used - its one collectors applied to the configuration of the stocks , it had to do with their configuration of the stocks and is normally not real noticeable unless you lay them side by side , both remington and winchester stocks would not fall into this catagory but as always never say never or always , 

generally the stocks were noted on the forend as to who made them with an "R-W or E" but all my references are gone with the rifles i sold off so i may well be wrong in this case ...or it may have been refitted at refurb with another stock , when they left the factory everything was matching mfgr there was no parts sharing as some might suggest , these were three separate and distinct factories with their own contracts for both the commonwealth and the US contracts , only the US required interchangeability in their contracts , the commonwealth followed their individual rifle hand fitting requirements , 


Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.