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Old 02-09-2011, 01:38 AM
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Just when I thought I've seen everything.......
I walk into my local Gun store, the owner had just bought this Remington off a 90 something year old man. The "old man" stated he "bought the Remington new when he was a young man", and he had never shot it. When the old man left, I told the owner I'll buy it, without even knowing exactly what it was, but I knew it was something cool.

I paid $200.00 (out the door) for the Remington. Took it home, and cleaned it up. The Remington didn't need much cleaning, mainly getting the dust off of it. It does appear to have never been shot. Any oil that had been on it seemed to have dried up, and turned to a varnish. It cleaned up easily.
I had never heard of a Remington 341-P before. I did some research on www.rimfirecentral.com

It's a bolt action, tube fed, .22 LR. The 341-P's were made between 1936, and 1940. There is no serial number on it, but there is a code "EG" stamped on the barrel. The "E" is the month, and "G" is the year the Remington was made. According to a Remington chart the 341-P was made October, 1938. The "P" in 341-P stands for Peep (as in peep sight).

Other things I learned about the 341-P is the hooded front sight came with four interchangable sights that slide into the hood. Unfortunately the 341-P only came with one. It's a post front sight. The rear sight has a knob on the left side, to take out the bolt, loosen the knob on the left, and the sight tilts up. The knob that releases the rear sight is also a peep sight, it has a smaller aperture than the one set up on the rear of the sight. The way the 341-P ejects is real neat. As the bolt comes back there is a elevator type braket that lifts up out of the receiver, ejecting the casing.

I was right, this is a cool rifle. A lot of thought went into this Remington. They just don't make them like this anymore.
Sorry about the crappy pictures, but it's to cold, and to much snow outside.






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Old 02-09-2011, 01:43 AM
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What an amazing find! Congratulations to you! And the price you paid was also amazing!

So tell us: Do you plan to shoot this Remington?
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Heck yes I plan on shooting the 341-P. It has waited 73 years. I think its about time it was shot.
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:06 AM
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Heck yes I plan on shooting the 341-P. It has waited 73 years. I think its about time it was shot.
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I don't know what I would do, to tell you the truth. Does it have any collector value that would be affected by shooting it? If not, I would say go ahead...

I have a strong interest in World War II history, and for a number of years, I looked for a good-condition S&W Victory Model, just because...

A couple of years ago, on this Forum, I came upon an amazing find, a new condition, unfired 4" Victory. The price was commensurate with the condition, but I bought it immediately. It is truly in new, unissued, unfired condition, and my Jinks letter states it was made in 1942. I've had a couple of people suggest I should fire it, because "it was meant to be fired", but there is just something about having a firearm that old that has never been fired, so no, I won't do it.

Please keep us posted. And congratulations again...you truly were in the right place at the right time!
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:16 AM
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Very cool gun. I bought a 512 last year that had a Lyman 5A scope on it for $250OTD (the scope is worth twice that) it is the later version of the 341...bolt action tube fed. Shoots good and yours should be a tack driver.
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Nice one John. I have never seen or heard of one of these before. I had a 513T and presently have a 521 T JR.
We'll have to shoot some crows off my back deck when the weather breaks.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:39 AM
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How cool is that! Great find!
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That is a great find, congratulations.
I have one just like it, but it has a serial # on the barrel. It must be a later one.
I love the sounds and smell of .22 rifle shooting.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:31 AM
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Wow finally another person with a 341! I own one with out the peep sights and it is a little tack driver. Mine was made in Feb of '37. Parts are really hard to find though. I had a small part in the bolt break and it took a long hard search to find the part. I eventually found a spare bolt and purchased it to have on hand. I spoke to the Remington Historian a few years back and he told me they quit making it because of production costs. He sent me a xerox of the manual, if you like I'll send you a copy.

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Old 02-18-2012, 09:43 PM
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I was lucky too buy a 341-P at a gun show today. And as to the manuel I could sure use one too if you please. This one is in OK condition with small amount of rust at the stock line. The condition reminds one of a gun that sat in a gun cabinet for 30 years and was never used. Mostly heavy dust and gunk. And for the pricly sum of $100.00 I couldn't say no!
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:48 PM
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Good for you! What a wonderful find. Probably shoots as good as it looks.
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I just bought one at an auction, to add to my fledgling Remington rim fire collection! Not as nice, you got an amazing deal. I found your post to be quite helpful as I could not figure out at first how to get the bolt out!. Seeing your post was great. Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:14 AM
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I have a 511 that I picked up 34 years ago. It dates from 1950...
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Great find! Glad you got it. They were a inexpensive rifle but very well made.

I wouldn't shoot it until it's 75th birthday!!! Just 2 years away. It is worth a little more than what you paid for it I know that for sure!!

I have never owned a 341. I have owned several 512's, 510 & 511s. A couple of 513-T's and a 513-S and a couple of 521-T's. All great shooters for what they are. That gun was made to last a lifetime if taken care of. Unfortunately most weren't.

If you want to sell it think of me!

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While having coffee this morning, I decided to do a bit of looking around on the internet to find out more about my 341 P that has been handed down in my family. Mine was mounted with a scope, but do not know the history. The only marking on the scope is "T3" stamped on the mounting bracket. Was this an option in '36 - '40? I'm also looking for a manual.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Aloha,

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I had a 511 that I had the barrel shortened to 18+ inches.

It was a tack driver.

Like a fool I sold it with scope to a friend for $25

This was over 30 years ago.

I still have Regrets about selling it.
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Whitecoyote-That is a nice looking 341P I would love to own! I would certainly shoot it-you aren't going to lose much $, it might sell for $300-350 and well worth it in that condition and will always be worth $200 even after you shoot thousands of rounds!
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Mine was mounted with a scope, but do not know the history. The only marking on the scope is "T3" stamped on the mounting bracket. Was this an option in '36 - '40? I'm also looking for a manual.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
TexasTim-I think the best thing you can do is buy the "Remington .22 Rimfire Rifles" by John Gyde and Roy Marcot. It has a lot of information and Great pictures! According to the book the 341PT Special "was drilled and tapped for a 4-power Weaver No.344 scope and #3 mount (later replaced by a Lyman #422 Expert scope)." I had a 341P with the Weaver 344 and side mount but it wasn't in the wonderful condition of the OP's rifle (I would have kept it if it had been!). Very accurate gun!
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You are one lucky person. That is a very, very nice gun. Enjoy it.
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My dad recently gave me a 341-p made in October of 1936. I constantly shoot that gun and have never had any problems with it. A really fine rifle.
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Welcome to the forum conner2206. Good folks here!

Great find whitecoyote. I would shoot it for sure. The remington 22's are really nice and accurate guns. I have a 510 handed down from my dad that was my grandfathers squirrel gun. I also have a 552 speedmaster with factory weaver 4 power scope. It was handed down from my dad. He bought it new after he was back from the war. I shot my first squirrel when I was 12 with it.. Sorry to ramble..tis the season, I guess.

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You have a real jewel there. The 341 was manufactured for only four years (1936-1940) and sold into the early 40s, so it's pretty rare. It was replaced by the Remington 500 series rifles, 510,511,512,550 etc., which had a common receiver and were cheaper to manufacture.
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I can't wait to hear how it shoots. I think you have a tack driver.
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Got one a few years ago from a co-worker. It was a relatives rifle found in an attic. Stored there over 20 years as far as he knew, could have been longer. Rust all over it, but the bore was OK. If I was to refinish it the stampings would be gone. It shot great. Paid $40 for it. The hole by itself was me and old eyes.


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I have my father's original 341-P along with the manual..... it was his rabbit gun.... knowing him shot a couple times.....
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A steal and a great looking gun. Put a little extra in the offer plate next week.
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I have a Remington 341, 22 cal, this gun has a tin tab on the stock that has number ADS 38 stamped on it

On the toe of the stock, there is a coin that reads " good for 25 cent trade in "

Ever see this before ?
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I have my dads 341 that was given to him upon his return after World War II by his dad, my grand father. The reason for the gift was my grandfather had my dads Remington 34 in his truck after dad left for the war and it was stolen. Dad always said he liked his 34 better but not that big of a change. This was the first firearm I ever shot as a kid growing up and they are very accurate. Needless to say mine is priceless.
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Great piece. I shoot its predecessor, the M34P. Wickedly accurate with a fine, fine trigger.

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So, I haven't touched a firearm since I was about 9 yrs old. My dad used to take us out to the old train trestles for target practice on soda cans. Now I'm 40 yrs old, and dad is 73. Dad has a heart condition and he was in hospital last week. Whole time in there, he told of how he wanted to try out his new 308 rifle. So, I promised we'd go to the range to try it out, and he suggested we start with the .22 rifle. I said, 'that sounds like a good idea' ... Dad's .22 is an old 341-p in perfect condition blue as it is true and not a scratch on the stock. The peep sight is just about as cool as it gets!! So much fun! The bolt action as smooth as a summer breeze. We had more fun with that old .22 than we could stand. I didn't get any tight clusters, but I turned that target into swiss cheese at 100 yards. If you want some leisurely, good old country style target shooting this little rifle can't be beat, update --- as I was typing this, without me knowing, my dad went down to the local pawn shop to buy me a .22 ... he ended up getting a 500 series remington. He called me over to his house and gave me the 341-p just now .. I was speechless, and he wouldn't take no for an answer --best day ever .. so cool!
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i have a 341p it has sn. 49003 has the peep sight and front site hood. picked it up at a garage sale looks all original.
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The LGS has one for sale, saw it when I worked there last Sat. Cool gun, I'll have to take another look at it. It has the peep site like in the orig post. Larry
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