Remington Rangemaster Model 37 Target Rifle -
Pre 1940 Example
Prior to 1937 the Winchester Model 52 bolt-action target rifle virtually dominated the American cal. .22 rim-fire smallbore rifle competitive scene. However, at the 1936 National Matches held at Camp Perry, Ohio, Remington Arms Co. introduced a new deluxe smallbore target rifle obviously designed to compete with the already well-established Winchester product. Called Model 37 Rangemaster, the new rifle had a heavy barrel, adjustable trigger, and high comb target stock, with semi-beavertail fore-end, barrel band, and adjustable fore-end stop. Bolt and receiver were hardened to resist wear. It also had a speed-lock action, twin extractors, twin locking lugs, a Remington-designed click aperture rear sight, and detachable Redfield globe front sight.
The sights were so mounted that line of sight with both metallic and scope sights was identical.
The new rifle, furnished a high-grade, adjustable, leather shooting sling. The Model 37 was ready to shoot on an out-of-the-box basis, everything being furnished except telescopic sight.
The Model 37 scored well in the 1936 National Matches although used by only a few shooters. It did not become regularly available until 1937 when quantity production began.
This is a very early example as the bolt is still released from the receiver by pulling back on the trigger,
The Remington Model 37 gained an enviable record in competition, but was discontinued in 1955 upon introduction of the Model 40X rifle."
This is a well preserved example of a fine and
well-built classic target rifle, complete with the original 5-shot, detachable
clip-magazine milled steel loading block to make possible rapid single
loading of cartridges into the chamber. The sling is the fully adjustable
US military model 1907