|Remington Model 513 Matchmaster|
|Type||Sporting and Target Rifle|
|Place of origin||U.S.A.|
|Produced||1940 - 1968|
|Weight||9 pounds (4.08 kg)(Empty magazine)|
|Barrel length||27 inches (685.8 mm)|
|Cartridge||.22 Long Rifle|
|Feed system||6-round or 10-round detachable magazine|
|Sights||Redfield No. 75 Rear Sight and Globe Front Sight.|
Remington manufactured the Model 513T Matchmaster bolt action rifle from 1940 to 1968. 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 a .22 long rifle from a detachable magazine. All the metal on this rifle has a nice blue finish.
A letter code was stamped on the left side of the barrel just forward forward of the receiver. Usually the two middle letters indicate the month/year that the rifle was manufactured. The first and/or fourth are inspectors' stamps. The serial number of the rifle was stamped on the under side of the barrel just forward of the stock.
Overall, this is a very accurate rifle.
Model 513T rifles came equipped with Redfield aperture sights, 27 inch heavy barrel, target stock made of American Walnut, 6 shot magazine and sling swivels. The "T" suffix indicates that the rifle was the target model, originally equipped with target sites.
The "S" variant is medium weight sporter rifle. Model 513TS or 513S rifles were sporter models equipped with regular sporting style sights. The "S" had a non-target type barrel, a ramp or post front sight, and lacked the rear receiver mounting block for a rear aperture sight. The Model 513TX was set up for a scope and came with no sights.
There was a contract from the government to Remington for 10,000 .22 target rifles in 1940. During World War II, 513T 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.
According to the Remington website, approximately 137,302 Model 513's were manufactured. Today, Remington 513T Matchmasters are being used in smallbore competitions and are worth anywhere between $150 and $700 depending on their condition.