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Old 02-25-2014, 12:24 PM
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Date code on 552 barrel doesn't match up w/ Rem Date Chart



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Jon P and rsv1mos, I appreciate your help very much.

I'm new to the site and like the site very much - not as much as my never-jamming 552 I've owned for 45 years, though.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:02 AM
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Wow! Rsv1mos, just saw the pic of your gun room and some of it's inhabitants. That is one beautiful gun room.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:18 PM
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I just got home tonight with my 552 which was given to me by my sister-in-law. (Long story) No photo yet. Hopefully tomorrow. The code on the barrel is J D P 5. I can't figure it out from the info here in the posts. Help!
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:23 AM
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I just got home tonight with my 552 which was given to me by my sister-in-law. (Long story) No photo yet. Hopefully tomorrow. The code on the barrel is J D P 5. I can't figure it out from the info here in the posts. Help!
Hello, your DP date code Remington 552 was manufactured D=September P=1967 you can confirm the date by checking the receiver for a serial number. Yours should not have a serial number being that it was built prior to 1968. I own two 552 Speedmasters, a 1964 552 Speedmaster Carbine (21" barrel) and a 1968 552 Speedmaster with the standard 23" barrel.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:46 AM
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Quick question.................a friend of mine has been offered a really tidy Speedmaster, dont know it's year of manufacture, but having not seen it "in the flesh".............is the receiver made from Steel or Aluminium alloy?

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Old 02-28-2014, 08:25 AM
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Quick question.................a friend of mine has been offered a really tidy Speedmaster, dont know it's year of manufacture, but having not seen it "in the flesh".............is the receiver made from Steel or Aluminium alloy?

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since its beginning around 1957 or so. the pump 572 is the same material also. the paint is very fragile, scratches very easy. if you find a perfect one grab it. they are great .22s, it is a bonus if you get a BDL which is the deluxe mdl with checkering and up graded sights!
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:01 AM
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Thanks jon p, just as we thought, especially this model's relationship to the 572 pump.

Thanks again, Peter.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:20 PM
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Picked this BDL up a couple weeks ago. I had one back in the 80's and stupidly traded it away. The only gun I've ever traded that I regretted letting get away. So 30ish years later I finally got around to replacing it. This one is a March 2004 model, hope it turns out to be as good a shooter as my old one was.

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Old 03-03-2014, 01:20 PM
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Picked this BDL up a couple weeks ago. I had one back in the 80's and stupidly traded it away. The only gun I've ever traded that I regretted letting get away. So 30ish years later I finally got around to replacing it. This one is a March 2004 model, hope it turns out to be as good a shooter as my old one was.

you dont let this one go!! i did that same thing about 5 years ago with a 572 i bought as a kid in 1961. man, it was a beautiful little standard model, like new. a friend had a citizen blue angles wrist watch i just had to have. bye bye 572! yes, i was a dumba** to trade off a rifle i had owned for about 50 years! i still kick myself. i recently found a nice 1987 BDL , grabbed it up at $400. !
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jon I had a 572 BDL that I bought new when I was 13 in 76, it was my first 22 and the first gun I saved for and bought with my own money. To be honest I never cared much for it but it was my first and kind of wish I had it back for that reason alone. It actually got traded on the previous 552 that I owned. Thankfully I eventually grew up and decided to hang on to my guns and quit trading on whims. Now I save to buy what what I want and keep what I've got.

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Old 03-04-2014, 07:51 AM
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jon I had a 572 BDL that I bought new when I was 13 in 76, it was my first 22 and the first gun I saved for and bought with my own money. To be honest I never cared much for it but it was my first and kind of wish I had it back for that reason alone. It actually got traded on the previous 552 that I owned. Thankfully I eventually grew up and decided to hang on to my guns and quit trading on whims. Now I save to buy what what I want and keep what I've got.
YOU know EXACTLY how I feel! i have pretty much weeded out my gun collection now at 68yo,so now i am going to take care of and enjoy plinking with what i have.my 552 and572 are kinda my prizes, but my lever and pump HENRYS also hold a sweet spot too. my only "OLD" gun is a 1942 smith victory mdl .38 special, early production low all matching serial # . i bought it 2 years ago just because i loved the looks of it. parkerized with original wood grips and ring in the butt. it is such a joy to shoot, so smooth and light action.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:27 PM
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Hello, your DP date code Remington 552 was manufactured D=September P=1967 you can confirm the date by checking the receiver for a serial number. Yours should not have a serial number being that it was built prior to 1968. I own two 552 Speedmasters, a 1964 552 Speedmaster Carbine (21" barrel) and a 1968 552 Speedmaster with the standard 23" barrel.
It has a serial number on the left side of the receiver. What's the J stand for?
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:39 PM
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JUst bought another 552 mfg in 1980 the one with the nice wood,and nice it is absolutely beautiful,unfired I paid a premium but when I saw the pics the owner sent I was sold,$550.00 and shipping.Off a rest with irons I shot a three shot group at 25yds all in the same hole with CCI short hp's.The trigger is @4.5 lbs I plan on getting it adjusted by Williams gunsight a Remington warranty and repair facility to 2.5lbs,they did my previous 552 and it was a proverbial tack driver,so much so that I sold it for a premium,there's no doubt the 1980 will fill its shoes.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:08 PM
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I just got this new 552 BDL last week. Actually it was made in 2012. I guess it set on the shelf for a while. I mounted my little Leupold 4X RF scope on it. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. It's older cousin the 572 is in the picture with it, made in 1957.
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:31 PM
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Have had this a while but recently took some more interest in it. I think it's a 1987 with a date code of KO that I bought a while back and it has been in my closet most of the time since. Got a pair of boots for Christmas this year that were overkill (Timberland SwampMonsters) and returned them to Academy Sports for refund. Spent the money on a BSA Sweet 22 scope, Leopold see-thru mounts, and a set of Williams Firesights. Am money behind now but that's okay. Wanted a leather recoil pad like I had on an old Savage when I was a kid but could not find anything I liked so took an old Justin Roper boot, cut it up, and stitched it on. Will be at local range tomorrow to sight in new optics and shoot with my son and some other close buddies. I like this forum and thread already.



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