Remington Model 14 Rifle
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A "Nook & Cranny" Remington Model 14 Rifle
by Loren Dunham

John D. Petersen began working on a high-power, pump-action sporting rifle for Remington in September 1908, receiving U.S. patents in 1909, 1910 and 1912. Remington's Crawford C. Loomis assisted Pedersen, and the Remington Model 14 Slide-Action Rifle was introduced in August 1912. Initially chambered for .25 REM, .30 REM and .32 REM rimless centerfire ammunition, .35 REM was soon added to the line. The 1913-14 Remington catalog offered the hunting rifle in six grades: No.14A Standard Grade (with 22" barrel and pistol-grip stock) for $2000; No.14C Special Grade for $3500; No.14D Peerless Grade for $5500; No.14E Expert Grade for $7000; No.14F Premier Grade for $10500; and No.14R Carbine (with 18½" barrel, straight-grip stock, and saddle ring) for $1800.

The Remington Model 14½ Slide-Action, Sporting Rifle was introduced a year after the Model 14 rifle. Remington's retail price list dated January 12, 1914, offered the No.14½A Standard Grade Rifle (with 22½" barrel and pistol-grip stock) for $17.25 and the No.14½R Carbine (with 18½" barrel, straight-grip stock, and saddle ring) for $16.75. Both were chambered for .38-40 W.C.F. or .44-40 W.C.F. ammunition. The Model 14½ was nearly identical to the Model 14, except for the chambering, barrel length and markings.

In all, 125,020 Model 14 rifles and Model 14½ rifles were made in the 23 years of production through 1934, when they were discontinued and replaced by Remington Model 141 rifles.

Record of Sales*

YEAR DC-YR FROM TO PRODUCTION
1912
1 4943 4943
1913
4944 21363 16420
1914
21364 38245 16882
1915
38246 46759 8514
1916
46760 51890 5131
1917
51891 58623 6733
1918
58624 64453 5830
1919
64454 71440 6987
1920
71441 80482 9042
1921 M 80483 83182 2700
1922 N 83183 85227 2045
1923 P 85228 88007 2780
1924 R 88008 90522 2515
1925 S 90523 93586 3064
1926 T 93587 97369 3783
1927 U 97370 103336 5967
1928 W 103337 106606 3270
1929 X 106607 112397 5791
1930 Y 112398 116400 4003
1931 Z 116401 119609 3209
1932 A 119610 121306 1697
1933 B 121307 122597 1291
1934 C 122598 124599 2002
1935 D 124600 125037 438
1936 E 125038 125052 15
1937 F 125053 125054 2
1938 G 0 0 0
1939 H 125055 125056 2





* Guns were not produced in strict serial number order. Many were delayed years in the pipeline. If the gun is new enough to have a date code then that is correct. If not and you want to know for sure within a year or so you must look at the changes that the gun has with respect to the year when they were made. There were 20 some changes made during the life of the Model 14 and we know the order in which they were done. The patent dates, the shell head, loading gate, tang screws, wavy lines on receiver, sights etc, all these things indicate a slice of time.
1929Roll mark number 6 on barrel
1926Smooth rop receiver, no anti glare wavy marks
1925Roll mark number 5 on barrel
1924S/N and model stamped on the site of receiver
1924Roll mark number 4 on barrel
1921Large Loading port
1921Roll mark number 3 on barrel
1920Open center ammunitution indicator (original)
1920Model number stamped on barrel
1918Thumbnail safety
1916Roll mark number 2 on barrel
1915Ammunition indicator protrudes slightly
1914Rear receiver tapped for tang sight
1913Ammo indicator flush with receiver and "REM-UMC"
1912Ammo indicator flush with receiver and "UMC"
TYPE 1 --- S/N 15K-53K --- 1913-1917
      REMINGTON ARMS--UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO.
      REMINGTON WORKS, ILION. NEW YORK U.S.A.
      PEDERSEN'S PAT. OCT.12.09, JULY 5,10, NOV.19.12

TYPE 2 --- S/N 53K-80K --- 1917-1921
      REMINGTON ARMS--UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO.
      REMINGTON WORKS, ILION. N.Y. U.S.A. PEDERSON'S PAT'S
      OCT.12.09, JULY 5,10, NOV.19.12. AUG.26,12.SEP.9.13

TYPE 3 --- S/N 80K-90K --- 1921-1925
      REMINGTON ARMS UNION METALLIC CTG., CO., INC.
      REMINGTON ILION WRKS, ILION. N.Y. U.S.A. PEDERSON'S PAT'S
      OCT.12.09, JULY 5,10, NOV.19.12. AUG.26,12.SEP.9.13

TYPE 4 --- S/N 90K-100K --- 1925-1927
      REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY INC. SUCESSOR TO THE REMINGTON ARMS
      U.M.C. CO. INC. REMINGTON ILION WORKS, ILION. N.Y. U.S.A. PEDERSON'S
      PATENTS OCTOBER 12.09, JULY 5,10, NOV.19.12. AUG.26,12.SEP.9.13

TYPE 5 --- S/N 100K-122K --- 1927-1935
      REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC. REMINGTON ILION WORKS, ILION N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.
      PEDERSEN'S PATENTS OCT. 12.09, JULY 5,10, NOV.19.12. AUG.26,12.SEP.9.13

TYPE 6 --- S/N 122K-128K --- 1935-1937
      REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC. REMINGTON ILION WORKS, ILION N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.
      PEDERSEN'S PATENTS 1,043,354-1,044,568-1,071,173-1072,982.
( Types 0,1,2,3 are stamped on the top of the barrel, types 4,5,6 and 141 are stamped on left side of barrel.)
Remington Model 14½ Rifle
Record of Sales

YEAR DC-YR FROM TO PRODUCTION
1935 D 1 2068 2068
1936 E 2069 8073 6005
1937 F 8074 15316 7243
1938 G 15317 20258 4942
1939 H 20259 24132 3874
1340 J 24133 29719 5587
1941 K 29720 36707 6988
1942 L 35708 39498 3791
1943 MM 39499 39507 9
1944 NN 39508 39511 4
1945 PP 39512 42229 2718
1946 RR 42230 49644 7415
1947 S3 49645 57191 7547
1948 TT 57192 64191 7000
1949 UU 64192 72502 8311
1950 WW 72503 76881 4379