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FOUND MY REMINGTON MODEL 760 POLICE, FINALLY!!
« on: May 20, 2017, 06:11:54 PM »
Friends,

After a > 2 year search, I found a Model 760 Police carbine this PM at GT Distributers in Austin & in MINT condition. - It's ex-Temple PD property & seems to have been carried very little & shot even less.
(Decent price, too.)

The only flaw is that it came with a 30-round "generic" magazine, rather than the "stock" 10 rounder.
(IF any of you have a 9 or 10 round magazine for the AR15, I hunt enough in PA to actually need one.)

Note:  I've found any number of 7615 carbines for sale but until this one the ones that I've found  were VERY over-priced (like 700-800.oo)  AND/OR "beat to pieces".

The serial number is: B85340xx.  I cannot see well enough to read the "very dimly stamped" & SMALL barrel code.
(Do any of you have a Remington receiver serial number list & can tell me the date of manufacture??)

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Re: FOUND MY REMINGTON MODEL 760 POLICE, FINALLY!!
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 06:50:42 PM »
What is the caliber of the rifle?

Try this site.     www.remingtonsociety.org-model-760-model-7600/

If it comes up with the history  scroll down to page 25 and see the date the different calibers were made..

the 7615 carbines are on page 30.
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Re: FOUND MY REMINGTON MODEL 760 POLICE, FINALLY!!
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 07:24:12 PM »
308NATO,

ALL of the Model 7615 Police carbines that were sold in the USA are .223 REM/5.56 NATO caliber.
(At least in theory, a FEW carbines were made on contract for a South American National Police agency. = I  NEVER saw one of the little 7615 in .243WCF, when I was stationed there & worked with the National Police/Civil Guard.)

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 07:43:38 PM »
What I gather from what I just read they were made from 2002-2005 with the first ones in
.308 and then followed up in .223.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 08:20:55 PM »
308NATO,

THANKS.

According to the "caliber list" about 2% of the Model 760 pump-rifles were in 5.56 NATO/.223 REM.

ADDENDA: Called the Remington factory this AM, 23MAY17, to see if they might still have an original magazine (They do NOT, darn it.) & was told that my carbine was manufactured in July 2005.

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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 09:16:35 PM »
Bought the same model for my son in 30.06 around 1988 or so. Was his first large caliber rifle. I believe I only paid $150 for it at a local pawn shop. Found a ten round after market magazine for it at a gun show a few years later. Doubt it has had more than 20 rounds through it since he's owned it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2017, 09:46:12 PM »
Alte Schule,

You got a DEAL for sure. - IF your son likes to shoot/hunt, I cannot imagine that he's shot his .30-06 Model 760 so little.
(I know that there must be a "poor shooting" 760 out there someplace but absent a few with REALLY BAD pitted bores, I've NOT seen any. = Most any "run of the mill" Remington pump-rifle will shoot 2 inch groups all day, presuming that the shooter is a reasonable marksman.)

Btw, the .30-06 is by far the most popular Model 760/7600 chambering, with the .257 Roberts the least common, except for the VERY RARE 7x57 Mauser chambering that was made only for a few months & NEVER sold in North America.
(I saw a 7x57mm about 40 years ago in BRD. - It belonged to a Forest Service Officer.)

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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 09:59:33 PM »
308NATO,

The .308 chambered Police Carbine is a Model 7600P. - Btw, the .308 Model 7600P is "a KICKER", as it is only about 7 pounds & has BRUTAL muzzle flash/report with the 16.5" tube.
(The 7615 was only chambered in .5.56NATO/.223Remington & MAYBE a VERY SMALL number for "police contract - export" in .243WCF.)

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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 11:27:49 PM »
Alte Schule,

You got a DEAL for sure. - IF your son likes to shoot/hunt, I cannot imagine that he's shot his .30-06 Model 760 so little.
(I know that there must be a "poor shooting" 760 out there someplace but absent a few with REALLY BAD pitted bores, I've NOT seen any. = Most any "run of the mill" Remington pump-rifle will shoot 2 inch groups all day, presuming that the shooter is a reasonable marksman.)

Btw, the .30-06 is by far the most popular Model 760/7600 chambering, with the .257 Roberts the least common, except for the VERY RARE 7x57 Mauser chambering that was made only for a few months & NEVER sold in North America.
(I saw a 7x57mm about 40 years ago in BRD. - It belonged to a Forest Service Officer.)

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He was 14 at the time and wanted to be a deer hunter like his friends. Took a couple of times sitting in a deer blind freezing his tail off to change his mind about that. He's 43 now. Retired LEO working in the energy sector. Biggest rifle caliber he's shot in the last few years was probably his M-4. 

 
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2017, 09:33:00 AM »
Alte Schule,

Sounds like you son feels the same about deer hunting from a stand as I do about duck hunting. = I have lost NO ducks, so I don't have to get up at 3AM & be cold & wet for hours.
(Here in South Texas we have few days that it's too cold to be comfortable deer hunting, though some days are so blazingly HOT that you may want to hunt the 2-3 hours around dawn & dusk & "find something else to do" in the heat of the day.)

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Re: FOUND MY REMINGTON MODEL 760 POLICE, FINALLY!!
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2017, 10:06:29 AM »
To All,

By pure accident, I found a NOS 10-round Colt's aluminum magazine for the little carbine, late yesterday afternoon.
(Because the "www" has "information on what vendors list" does NOT mean that the vendor actually HAS magazines for sale. = I must have contacted at least a dozen "suppliers" since Saturday, which had NONE, despite what's on their website.)


NOTE: PA at least to me, as a "wild & crazy Texican", is PECULIAR. =  SOME cities/townships/counties have regulations on firearms/hunting/camping/fishing that are vastly different from the State regulations. = SOME areas of PA forbid any firearm that has a capacity of "more than 10 rounds, w/o reloading, if in a place where game animals are or may be present". - Inasmuch as both PHILADELPHIA & PITTSBUGH have WT/coyotes/bobcats/ducks/geese in the "downtown area", that means that there "may be" game animals ANYWHERE in PA.
(I've been invited by "an old school chum" to come to PA to hunt deer this fall. - "Rob" warned me that having a rifle or shotgun that holds more than 10-rounds will "get you arrested & jailed" in his county. - This means that, once that I get the NOS magazine, that I have to disassemble it & "glue in a spacer" so that it holds only NINE rounds, plus the round in the chamber OR find a FIVE-round magazine for my pump-rifles.)

 Note: Semi-auto rifles are ILLEGAL for hunting game animals in PA.- That's why pump-rifles are so popular  there.
(When I was stationed at Ft Indiantown Gap in the late 1980s, "locals" called the Model 760 Remington, "The Amish machinegun".)

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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2017, 11:12:57 PM »
To All,

Fwiw, I found a 10-round ACS magazine, disassembled it & epoxied-in a lexan spacer, so that it permanently holds only 9 rounds.

Nonetheless, I'd still like to find./buy an OEM/Remington-made magazine for the little carbine.

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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2017, 05:48:20 PM »
To All,

Fwiw, I found a 10-round ACS magazine, disassembled it & epoxied-in a lexan spacer, so that it permanently holds only 9 rounds.

Nonetheless, I'd still like to find./buy an OEM/Remington-made magazine for the little carbine.

yours, satx

CONGRATS on what sounds like a kinda rare find.  :thumbsup1:

Pretty sure according to our goofy hunting laws in PA, it has to be a OEM/FACTORY mag. I will look in the boook next time Im at camp.

BTW, where do you hunt in PA?
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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2017, 06:03:17 PM »
DCD327,

I've been invited to hunt at a private estate near North Wales, PA. = Haven't been there YET.

PA has some off the ODDEST game laws that I've ever heard of anywhere. = NOTHING seems to be Statewide!!!!
(I was told by my host that a permanently modified magazine is OK in his area, according to the game warden.)

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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2017, 11:55:07 PM »
DCD327,

I've been invited to hunt at a private estate near North Wales, PA. = Haven't been there YET.

PA has some off the ODDEST game laws that I've ever heard of anywhere. = NOTHING seems to be Statewide!!!!
(I was told by my host that a permanently modified magazine is OK in his area, according to the game warden.)

yours, satx

The game laws are statewide. But north wales is Philthadelpia, so WHO KNOWS. In major population areas like that, there are restrictions, like slug shot guns, archery, etc.

But game wardens do not have the authority to interpret the laws to suit their own fancy.
Where one warden may let something slide, another would nail his own mother for it.

Just make sure you read it in the books, and dont take someones word for it. Our game commision and wardens are for the most part complete bastards and just looking to nail people to make money. And they are more than willing to lie their ass off in court to nail ya.

BTW, WHAT are you going hunting for, and what with?

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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2017, 11:06:55 AM »
DCD327,

What frustrates me is the local ordinances that various townships/counties/towns have passed & oftentimes even the local game wardens don't fully understand those LOONY ordinances.
(I cannot even tell you how big of a confusing MESS that the game & fish laws/ordinances were around Ft Indiantown Gap, when I was the PM there. - The PMO is charged with enforcing the federal game laws on post & certain "leased" areas of the military reservations are under a combination of  State, local & federal rules.= CONCURRENT JURISDICTION is often a PITA.)

Hogs, predators, small game & WT are the various animals that I've been invited  to hunt.

As for firearms, I'll be taking my Model 760 rifles in .300 Savage,  the 7615, one or more of my 12-gauge  shotguns & my bow.
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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2017, 12:23:11 PM »
Now theres a name I havnt heard in a while. ( Ft Indiantown Gap), was there last in about 1984.  :th_thicon_idea:
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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2017, 01:39:59 AM »
To All,

I after MUCH "looking about" found a PAIR of NOS Remington FIVE ROUND magazines for the 7615 & still sealed in the factory "bubble pack".
(One of the customer service agents was interested in my finding of the little carbine in "mint condition" & discovered the 2 five-rounders  "stuck in the back of a filing cabinet". - He then called me & I gave him a CC number. = 9.95 each plus S&H, too.)

THANKS to our members who offered to help me look for magazines.

yours, satx
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