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Old 05-27-2016, 02:51 AM   #1
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Default 552 Remington speedmaster rear sight.

I just got this older remington 552 speedmaster earlier today and its missing the rear sight, barrel stamped W 7
Quick check of Remington mfg letter stamps puts this mfg July 1971?
The Numrich parts schematic only shows two types, neither of which look like what may have been on this particular rifle.
The gun was given to a fellow because it wont feed, and he robbed the sight off it and gave me the rifle, from the looks of it, was someones old camp gun that got a face lift, stock looks like itd been sanded and finished and metal all looks like was spray painted (esp where the sight used to be) there is powder residue (soot) inside the spent case deflector so it must have developed feeding issue not long after its face lift.
So have to figure out why it wont feed and locate a replacement sight. It looks allot like a sight off a Model 550-1,512 511 510 Remington, if I were to locate a sight for one of those it should fit?
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:42 AM   #2
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It probably just needs a good cleaning.

I can't help you with the sight,but you might try Remington.
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Can't help on the sight- rifle has been in production for several years and several changes- check w/ Remington.

Re: Feeding- your rifle has a "floating chamber". When it gets gunked up, does not float. Wearing safety glasses, use Gunscrubber spray or the like with the spray extension tube. Or just take action out of stock, remove bolt, dunk in a tall can of solvent and let soak a few hours, muzzle up.
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You seem to have a picture of the correct rear sight in your post. They used two different rear sights a steel one and an aluminum one. But those two sights are interchangeable. Yes the screw on rear sight for the 500 series 22 rifles will work. $20 to $30 seems to be the going price.
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Thank you for the replies, I thought when Remington started using a certain style of rear sight they pretty much used it on all their models of rimfire rifles.
My main concern was buying a $30 rear sight, and eventually the 1.5 weeks it takes to get it to OTZ that the holes would be off.
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I just finished cleaning her out, the lube itd been lubed with mixed with spent powder residue and little glittering metallic crumbs that look allot like Remington Golden bullet plating.
Lots of crud on bolt and the ejector.
It function tested ok, rounds cycled through the action flawlessly.
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Id been gone a week for work and finnaly had a chance to try out the old 552 Saturday afternoon.
That morning all the sight parts were in.
Who woudda thought a single sight screw was $6.90??
And Id had to buy two.

Well got it out to try it and found it had issues.
Chambering the first round went without a hitch.
Pulled the trigger and click, cleared the round and checked it (had a good firing pin dent) chambered the second round and it shot as it should, the third round was a dud (striker dented as well) funny how the particular federal rounds I had were not firing.
The 2 rounds out of 7 went off.
the rest was clearing duds from the action.
The last round wouldnt eject after it wouldnt go off.
I brought it home and managed to eject the dud without resorting to a cleaning rod.
All the while we were there, the mosquitos came out and chewed on us pretty good.
Next time I will bring a couple different brands of New ammo instead of a partial box of mixed rounds.

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