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Old 01-03-2019, 06:55 PM
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Help! I need a replacement barrel my 552 speedmaster.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:36 PM
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I just recieved a 552 I had no idea my family had. My parents were not gun owners and I had no idea my grandfather had one. I visited my parents last weekend and my dad asked if I owned a .22. I said yes, and he said he wanted to get one out of his house. Mom has Alzheimer’s and she has delusions. I want to shoot it as me and my son belong to a gun club. It’s old but better shape than mostof my guns. What would be a good safe round to shoot? I usually use cci mini mags. Barrel stamp puts it as a May, 1960. Looks like original weaver B4 scope. I can post pics tomorrow.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:50 PM
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I just recieved a 552 I had no idea my family had. My parents were not gun owners and I had no idea my grandfather had one. I visited my parents last weekend and my dad asked if I owned a .22. I said yes, and he said he wanted to get one out of his house. Mom has Alzheimerís and she has delusions. I want to shoot it as me and my son belong to a gun club. Itís old but better shape than mostof my guns. What would be a good safe round to shoot? I usually use cci mini mags. Barrel stamp puts it as a May, 1960. Looks like original weaver B4 scope. I can post pics tomorrow.
mine likes mini mags, federal bulk, blazers, ETC ETC.! enjoy it.
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:49 PM
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My 552 is a P F
Which is a June of 1959
Will shoot everything, but will not cycle CB shorts … oh well
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:05 PM
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i wouldn`t worry about shorts !

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My 552 is a P F
Which is a June of 1959
Will shoot everything, but will not cycle CB shorts Ö oh well
LR is the way to go. I don't believe I have ever shot a short in my life in any of my guns! I recently bought a 1960`s savage 29b pump that had nothing but shorts fired in it, took me many hard hours of cleaning/polishing the chamber to make it extract LR spent cases !! it really messes up the chamber ! I did shoot a friends 1941 Winchester 74 shorts only, it was very quiet out of the long barrel. I see no need for shorts, they cost more than LR and are hard to find. just my opinion.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:23 AM
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I don't shoot shorts all the time, I like em cuz they are quiet … BTW my 550-1 will shoot anything, even cycles CB shorts
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Old 02-02-2019, 02:04 PM
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552 Date of production

I have acquired a 552 speedmaster, trying to date this gun. The only marking on the side of the barrel is the numbers 49, no letters. I have looked at the remington year of production sheet but am unable to figure out what year this speedmaster was built. Thanks
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:49 PM
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Very solid and man-sized - not cheap feeling in any way. Mine was made, I believe, in either '72 or '74; it had the shark-fin front sight and fancy slide adjustable rear. Never had any issues with mine, but sold it to my best friend b/c it wasn't left-shoulder friendly - got a lot of hot powder and gas on my forearm when shooting, though the issue is not severe when wearing something with longer sleeves.

I picked the gun up, used, but in very good shape a few years back for, IIRC, $175, which I consider a steal for the quality and versatility of this big rimfire The gun runs well, even when pretty dirty, and the ability to cycle and fire all types of .22 rimfire shells south of LR is a neat trick in an autoloader. Mine had a good trigger, and was accurate out to a hundred yards, maybe more, on clay pigeons with a 3-9x scope attached

These Speedmasters are great rifles, particularly the older ones with their superior ergonomics (the news ones are nicely finished, but have Remington's dreaded 'knife comb' stock which prohibits comfortable shooting, particularly with iron sights). The only thing I'd change is to add the Fieldmaster pump to our collection....and maybe a Nylon 66 too

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Old 03-02-2019, 09:03 AM
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I want to Join the 552 Club

Just got my used 552 ADL Speedmaster, it has a Dec 69 born date and is in good condition. The bluing is NRA 98% and the furniture has a few minor scrapes and dents you would expect after 49 years. The rear blade is missing, but it has a 4 power Golden Antler TV style scope mounted today. I will be shooting it later on this morning and will report back on my results. Back in the early 90s I bought a new BDL on sale, I think it was $289. retail back then. I sold it a couple of months later for one reason or another. Times have changed, my dealer's wholesale price was for new one $509. yesterday. This ADL was picked up for $225 out the door.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:51 PM
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New 552 club member....

I just acquired a late 80s Speedmaster in serious need of love.....but after a quick clean...not a full cleaning (I don't think it's ever been cleaned)...it shoots beautifully. I think I'm gonna refinish her and see how the tree rats like her this winter...
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:44 PM
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Rescued a 552 made in April of 1968 from my local shop. Came with a 3-8X Banner by Bushnell "Made in Japan" scope. Total cost out the door was $275. Condition is very good for more than fifty years old. I do need to strip the wood and refinish it.
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:40 PM
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Condition is very good for more than fifty years old. I do need to strip the wood and refinish it.
Normally, I use pure tung oil for wood stocks. Expensive, but it has served me well and is very easy to do touch ups with after hard use. However, I am interested in a new product I recently found called Fusion Mineral Hemp Oil. I have used Fusion Mineral paint to refinish kids furniture, and I like it as it goes on easy, and it holds up well to abuse. The local dealer tells me that the hemp oil produces a finish that is hard as nails, and it goes on just as easy as the paint.

I don't have any stock projects going on right now, but after deer season, I am probably going to refinish the stock on my Husqvarna. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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I just saw this sticky and thought I'd like to join "the club".
This summer I bought a first year production 552 (1957). The rifle was made the same month and year I was born.
It doesn't appear to have been shot much and is in pretty nice shape for a 62 year old rifle.
The trigger could be a bit lighter, mine isn't as good as the trigger on my Nylon 66.
But it will shoot dime size 50 yard groups with Mini-Mags and RWS Subsonic HPs.


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Old 01-24-2020, 02:06 PM
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Traded up yesterday from a Nylon 66 to my 2nd attempt at finding a good 552 yesterday. A 552BDL was my second rifle purchase at age 13 in 1977. Had a bad one although pretty, jammed from the first day and would fire with a shell not fully seated in chamber. Four blown casings were sent in to Remington with my complaint. They asked that I send in for service, which I did promptly. Four months later a UPS driver come to the house with a COD package for $89. I said send it back as the rifle was $114 new a year prior. My mother paid the man.
Fully expecting a new rifle the box was opened to find my rifle. A letter inside explained the warranty work performed. Poor machining and weak springs replaced. That one never shot well as in paint pail size groups at 25, repairs didn’t change a thing, so bye bye pretty rifle.
Fast forward forty years and another 552 has a new home. Birthday of July of 62, any good rifle has to be older than myself.

Original shellac finish was a little crazed and poor looking but otherwise rifle is in fine plus condition. Alcohol and three aught steel wool cleaned up and smoothed up the old finish preparing it for a few coats of True Oil last night. A thorough disassembly and cleaning was also performed with a little diamond honing of sear surface as well.
A Redfield 2-7x widefield was mounted atop. She shoots as well as she looks. Think I have a keeper this time. Couple of ten shot groups at 25 yards with snow blowing in my face with 10-15mph wind.
Sign me up!

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Old 02-12-2020, 03:26 PM
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Just picked up a 552 in really good condition.
Looks like August of 1945 build date.
Gave $150 for it at pawn shop.
As stated in my first post over on the Savage/Stevens thread, my main want/get was a nice Marlin 336cs 30-30. But while browsing couldn't pass up the 552 and got the 87A for $100.
3 guns in one visit. I cant really remember what I told the wife...
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