Remington Model 572 Fieldmaster

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Remington Model 572 Fieldmaster
TypeRifle
Place of originUnited States
Production history
ManufacturerRemington Arms
Produced1956-Present[1]
Variantssee variants
Specifications
Weight5.8 lb (2.6 kg)[2]
Length40 in (100 cm)[2]
Barrel length22.75 in (57.8 cm) or 21.00 in (53.3 cm)[2]

Cartridge.22 Short
.22 Long
.22 LR[1]
ActionSlide action
Feed systemUnder-barrel tube magazine[3]
  • 20-shot (22 Short)
  • 17-shot (22 Long)
  • 15-shot (20 LR)
Sightsramped front, open rear.[3]

The Remington Model 572 Fieldmaster is a slide action, manually-operated .22 caliber (rimfire) rifle manufactured by Remington Arms Company. First introduced to the commercial market in 1956, the 572 Fieldmaster rifle incorporates a tubular magazine capable of feeding .22 Short, .22 Long, or .22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridges, a cross-bolt safety, and an aluminum receiver grooved for scope mounts.[2] The original Fieldmaster used a 22.75-inch barrel.[4] The Model 572 uses many of the design features first introduced on the Remington Model 870 shotgun, and replaced the Model 121 Fieldmaster as the company's slide-action rimfire repeater.[1]

Variants[edit]

Model 572A Fieldmaster
Introduced in 1956 as well, the 572A featured a 22.75 in (57.8 cm) barrel, an uncheckered hardwood pistol-grip stock and a grooved forearm. It was discontinued in 1988.[3]
Model 572SB
Introduced in 1961 the 572 SmoothBore (Garden Gun) had the same specs as the Model 572A except with a smoothbore barrel. It was discontinued in 1979.[3]
Model 572 BDL
In 1966, Remington introduced the BDL or "Deluxe" rifle to supplement the 572A and 572SB. The BDL featured a ramp front sight with gold bead, a fully adjustable rear sight modeled after the sight used on Remington 700 big-game rifle, and a higher-grade walnut forearm and straight-comb butt stock with impressed checkering. In 1991, the walnut butt stock of the BDL Deluxe version was altered to incorporate a Monte Carlo comb to improve cheek weld when using the rifle with a telescopic sight, and the impressed checkering was altered to machine-cut checkering.[5] In 2017, after complaints that the high Monte Carlo comb made the rifle difficult to use with open sights, Remington returned to a straight comb butt stock design for current production BDL rifles.[6] The BDL is the only 572 model currently in production.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Model 572 Fieldmaster Pump Action Rimfire Rifle". Remington Arms. Archived from the original on 12 May 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Model 572 BDL Fieldmaster". Remington Arms. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d Peterson, Philip. Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's Guide to Guns 1900 to Present (16th ed.). p. 396.
  4. ^ Hatcher, J.S., (Maj. Gen.) Gun Digest, 10th Anniversary Edition (1956), p. 161
  5. ^ 1991 Remington Arms Co. Retail Catalog, Wilmington, DE: Remington Arms Co. Inc., H-26258-91 (1991)
  6. ^ 2017 Remington Arms Co. Retail Catalog, Wilmington, DE: Remington Arms Co. Inc. (2017)
  7. ^ Maroot, Roy, History of Remington Firearms: The History Of One Of The World's Most Famous Gun Makers, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, Jun 1, 2005, p. 82
  8. ^ 2018 Remington Arms Co. Retail Catalog, Wilmington, DE: Remington Arms Co. Inc. (2018)

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