The Remington Model 597 is an American semi-automatic rifle that was manufactured by Remington Arms at the company’s Mayfield, Kentucky and Huntsville, Alabama plant. The .22 Long Rifle version has a removable 10-round magazine, while the magazines for the larger .22 WMR and .17 HMR cartridges hold eight rounds.
The .22 LR and .22 WMR versions began production in 1997, and the .17 HMR version in 2002. Remington announced that the 597 had been discontinued in 2019.
The Remington Model 597 is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in 22 LR, affordable, simple, and great for plinking or small game hunting. It has a drilled and tapped receiver and equipped with a 3-9×25 scope. This 597 is in very good condition, with the finish on the barrel scratched. Purchase includes one 10-round magazine, two 25-round magazines, and a nylon strap.
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The Remington 597, a competitor to the Marlin Model 795, the Mossberg 702 Plinkster, and the Ruger 10/22, was available in a number of configurations, with both synthetic and laminated wood stock options. The standard barrel length is 20 inches. Its unique bolt-guidance system uses two steel guide rails, and the bolt locks in the open position when the last round is fired.
The receiver has integral 11 mm dovetail rail (sometimes called “tip-off” scope mounts), as well as pre-drilled and tapped mount points that will accommodate an optional Weaver-style scope base. The “tip-off” mounts are suitable only for small, light scopes for air rifle or rimfire use. For heavier scopes, the Weaver base is recommended rather than the tip-off mounts, since the greater mass may cause the scope to shift and “lose zero.”
A target model is available with a 16.5-inch bull barrel with no sights, as well as a “tactical” variant that is all black with a threaded barrel tip to accommodate a flash hider, muzzle brake or suppressor. Two exclusive models sold by Dick’s Sporting Goods come with a 3–9× scope, with one having a 20-inch bull barrel.