Here’s how to recognize and work with the differences between old and new-style versions of the Remington 24.
by Mark R. Hollensen
Recently, I had a Remington Model 24 semi-automatic .22 Short rifle come into the shop for some much needed work. The owner conveyed to me that the gun had been in the family for a number of years ever since the gun was purchased new. At one time it worked well but it may have been “worked on” – to the point that it no longer functioned properly. This was “one of those guns” that often a gunsmith will not take on due to the fact that repair costs could exceed the value of the gun, and in quick fashion. We all have taken guns in that had one problem after another that led to either the cost being too prohibitive to repair or the customer decided to stop all work before the costs reached a certain cap they had placed on the job. In this case, I knew from the customer that he just wanted the old gun working again if at all possible so I took on the repair job request.
I began by combining what the customer had told me was wrong with the gun along with my own function testing process to determine what was wrong with it.
Read more in the June 2017 issue.