Dating the rem 760 gamemaster
In an earlier column, I made the argument that the pump-action rifle is a uniquely American development that never quite caught on among hunters and sporting shooters outside of the western hemisphere.While the first pump-action--slide-action or trombone-action, as some refer to it--firearms were developed in Europe between 18, they were not successful and had extremely limited production.In 1935, the Model 141 was announced, and it was chambered for the .30, .32, and .35 Remington.It was available in rifle or carbine versions and remained in the catalog until 1950. Crittendon and William Gail Jr., it used a machined-steel receiver, removable box magazine, and rotating bolt with fourteen interrupted thread-type lugs that locked into an extension of the barrel.In the late 1980s, the Model Six designation was dropped, and all rifles were thereafter referred to as the Model 7600.Today, it is available chambered for .243, .270, .280 Rem., .308, .30-06, and .35 Whelen.The Model 760 proved very popular with American hunters and, to a limited degree, law enforcement agencies.
The Model 14 used a unique spiral, tubular magazine to prevent bullet noses from resting on the primers of the cartridges in front of them.
The Model 760In 1952, Remington introduced the Model 760 Game Master, a rifle that was to give the company a virtual monopoly on the pump-action, centerfire rifle market. The latter feature made for a much stronger lockup while allowing the receiver to be lighter.