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Old 07-15-2012, 05:16 AM   #1
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A friend and I went to a gun show in Corsicana,Tx today.
I took a couple of guns that I rarely shoot anymore with me to trade or sale.
While we were looking around,I spotted a Remington 552 Speedmaster Deluxe on a dealers table.It looked brand new,but it does have a couple small dings on the stock.
I have wanted one of these rifles since I was a young boy,and shot the one that my uncle has.After I gave it good look over,and checked everything out,I asked the dealer if he wanted to trade me even for my Browning Buckmark Sporter rifle.He looked at the Browning,and said that he'd trade me.

I was really happy to trade for this rifle.The dealer told me that he had bought the rifle from an elderly gentleman that bought the gun back in the 1970's,and rarely ever shot it.

So tonight after dinner,I tore the gun down to give it a good cleaning.It was pretty dirty inside,but it had never been taken apart before.
I also looked up the barrel date code on the computer,and it was mfg in May of 1979.

For those of you that don't know about a 552,it's a semi-auto 22,that fires 22 short,long,or long rifle cartridges.It holds 20 shorts,17 longs,or 15 long rifles in a tube magazine.
Remington mfg'd this rifle from 1957-1988,it came in two styles-standard or deluxe.The deluxe has a high gloss finish and checkered stocks.

Remington is producing the 552 again,it's called the 552 BDL,which is the same as the old Deluxe model,but the new one has a Monte Carlo butt stock,where the older model doesn't.
http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/rimfire/model-552/model-552-bdl-speedmaster.aspx

I'll try to get some pics of mine posted tomorrow,and see if it's a good shooter.
THB

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A friend and I went to a gun show in Corsicana,Tx today.
I took a couple of guns that I rarely shoot anymore with me to trade or sale.
While we were looking around,I spotted a Remington 552 Speedmaster Deluxe on a dealers table.It looked brand new,but it does have a couple small dings on the stock.
I have wanted one of these rifles since I was a young boy,and shot the one that my uncle has.After I gave it good look over,and checked everything out,I asked the dealer if he wanted to trade me even for my Browning Buckmark Sporter rifle.He looked at the Browning,and said that he'd trade me.

I was really happy to trade for this rifle.The dealer told me that he had bought the rifle from an elderly gentleman that bought the gun back in the 1970's,and rarely ever shot it.

So tonight after dinner,I tore the gun down to give it a good cleaning.It was pretty dirty inside,but it had never been taken apart before.
I also looked up the barrel date code on the computer,and it was mfg in May of 1979.

For those of you that don't know about a 552,it's a semi-auto 22,that fires 22 short,long,or long rifle cartridges.It holds 20 shorts,17 longs,or 15 long rifles in a tube magazine.
Remington mfg'd this rifle from 1957-1988,it came in two styles-standard or deluxe.The deluxe has a high gloss finish and checkered stocks.

Remington is producing the 552 again,it's called the 552 BDL,which is the same as the old Deluxe model,but the new one has a Monte Carlo butt stock,where the older model doesn't.
http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/rimfire/model-552/model-552-bdl-speedmaster.aspx

I'll try to get some pics of mine posted tomorrow,and see if it's a good shooter.
THB
Sounds like a dang good trade mon ami. I have my best friends 550-1 speedmaster. His dad gave it too him before he got killed in a drug bust on a Meth lab-his dad was a deputy sheriff. His mom gave me the gun when Bobby was killed in a car crash. Its an accurate little rifle for sure. I don't use it out of sentimental reasons. My cousin has a 552 he's used for years. It is in his truck at all times. My dad has one as well......its pretty trashed looking but still shoots dang good.
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I started acquiring Remington Masters a few years back- Speedmaster, Rangemaster, Targetmaster, Gamemaster, Scoremaster. They are REALLY very nice little rifles.

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Great trade IMO-
The 552 is a tryed 'n true proven great 22

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Yup,,,I have a 552 and a 572. Good guns

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I bought a 552 on TGT about a month ago. The pictures looked really rough but the price was great. When I made the purchase the gun was in a lot better shape than the pictures suggested. Took it out twice so far shot a bunch of CCI MM and WIN X and some CCI 22s thru it with 0 problems. Pretty accurate too at 50yds which is about max range for my old eyes.

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Well I took some pics of the 552,and also shot 12 different ammo's thru it to see what it might like.







Now,My eye's aren't very good anymore for shooting open sights,but I actually shot pretty good with this rifle.
I set my portable shooting bench up,and only shot at 25 yards. The rifle ate everything that I fed it.No FTF's,FTE's,or any type of malfunctions.
It took me a few shots to get the sights setup,but this gun shoots great.

I have a Dovetail to Weaver rail adapter ordered,so I should have a scope on it in a week or so.Then I'll be able to really shoot this rifle.

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Here are pics of the targets-







It really liked the American Eagle 38gr & 40gr ammo,as well as the Aguila SuperExtra 38gr and 40gr ammo.

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Tx, that is a fine looking rifle.....

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Tx, that is a fine looking rifle.....
Thanks.
For being 33 years old,it looks brand new.
I'm glad the guy wanted to trade me for the Browning.
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