The Remington Model 14 and Model 14'/: were among the first successful high powered pump-action rifles. Introduced in 1912, the guns were hammerless and featured a takedown design. Both models were offered in a carbine version, designated by Remington by the suffix "R."
The Model 14 and its carbine counterpart were produced in .25. .30. .32, and .35 Rem. calibers, while the 14'/$ versions came in .38-40 and .44-40. The rifle was offered with a half-pistol grip while the carbine had a simple straight stock. Both models were stocked with walnut.
The rear sight was step-adjustable for elevation on the Model 14 and screw-adjustable for elevation on the Model \4l/2.
Folding notch, peep bar. and buckhorn rear sight styles were listed in the Remington catalog as extras.
One of the most significant differences between the two was in magazine design. The Model 14 featured a spiral magazine, a design that keeps the pointed bullet of one cartridge from resting on the primer of the cartridge in front of it. In the Model 14'/:, the flat noses of the bullets for the .38-40 and .44-40 cartridges did not call for such a device, and therefore the magazine tube was not spiraled.
In addition to the standard grade, both models were cataloged Special," "Peerless," and "Premier" grades of engraving. ■
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