Remington Model 572
|Remington model 572|
|Place of origin||USA|
|Manufacturer||Remington Arms Company|
|Barrel length||21 in (530 mm)|
|Crew||rifling twist rate = 1 in 16|
|Cartridge||.22 Long Rifle, .22 Short, .22 Long|
|Feed system||Tubular Magazine, 15 to 22 rounds, depending on cartridge|
The Remington Model 572 is a pump-action rifle manufactured by the Remington Arms Company. It is noted for its similarity to the Remington 870 shotgun in design. It is chambered for the .22 Short, .22 Long and .22 Long Rifle cartridges. Ammunition is supplied by a tubular magazine under the barrel which holds 15-22 rounds depending on the cartridge used. The longevity of manufacture speaks well of the popularity and durability of the action, and the overall reliability of this gun. It is popular with "plinkers" and collectors both, along with being a good small game, or "camp" rifle.
History and design
The Remington 572 was introduced in 1954 as a successor to the Remington Model 121 as the M572A having the look and feel of the Remigton 870 shotgun. Weighing in at 5 lbs., the rifle is a "hammerless" style, meaning the hammer is contained within the action and ejection is through the side as opposed to the "through the top" design of the Model 121. This allows the top of the receiver to be grooved for scope mounting and keeps spent brass from hitting the shooter's face.
A lightweight version known as the "Fieldmaster" was introduced in 1957. Remington was able to shave 1 pound from the total weight of the M572A by using aluminium to manufacture the receiver, trigger guard, buttplate, and barrel (although the barrel incorporated a steel insert). With its sungrain walnut stock and forend on the M572 and M572 Fieldmaster; the rifle was available in three other color schemes: "Crow-wing Black"(CWB), "Buckskin Tan"(BT), and "Teal-wing Blue"(TWB). These abbreviations served as a suffix to the model number. The M572TWB was discontinued in 1960 and the M572BT and M572CWB were last offered in 1962. The Fieldmaster is still in production.
- Marcot, Roy Martin (2005). The history of Remington Firearms. Globe Pequot. p. 85. ISBN 978-1-59228-690-4.
- Van Zwoll, Wayne (2006). The Complete Book of the .22: A Guide to the World's Most Popular Guns. Globe Pequot. p. 72. ISBN 978-1-59228-896-0.
- James, C. Rodney (2010). Gun Digest Book of the .22 Rifle. Gun Digest Books. p. 39. ISBN 978-1-4402-1372-4.