When was the Remington Speedmaster 552 semi automatic made?
I was given a Remington Speedmaster 552 semi-automatic in the early 80’s and was recently trying to find out its manufacture date. The person that gave it to me said they won the gun in a raffle in 1967 and thought it was a 1962 model.
How long does it take to disassemble a Remington 552?
I found a youtube where a guy totally disassembles a 552 in about 5 minutes, and then totally reassembles one in about 6 minutes, showing a few tricks. So, I think this puts to rest the horror stories that are told about how difficult it is to take one apart for cleaning, and then to reassemble it.
When did Remington start running full page ads?
This brought back the memories of those beautiful glossy full page ads that Remington use to run for these rifles in the gun magazines back in the mid 1960s. I was thinking about maybe negotiating for it, but I thought I would do some research first.
When did Remington stop making the Speedmaster rifle?
The Speedmaster was manufactured from 1957 to 1988 in a standard model. In 1966 Remington offered this rifle with a special stamping of the company’s 150th anniversary on the left side of the receiver.
What does the date code on a Remington rifle mean?
Remington never (*) (**) used serial numbers to identify the date of manufacture of it’s firearms, they however stamped a date code (spelled out below) by the first letter meaning the month and the last letter the year of manufacture. BARREL DATE CODE – stamped exposed on LH top rear of barrel after 1920
Where do you find the Remington serial number?
Remington made use of a two or three letter Firearms Identification Code that can be located on the left side of the barrel, just ahead of the frame. The first letter of the code identifes the month, the other letter (s) identify the year.
What kind of ammunition does a Remington 552 use?
Remington Model 552. The Remington Model 552 Speedmaster is a blow-back operated, self-loading, semi-automatic rifle that can fire .22 Short, .22 Long and .22 long rifle cartridges. Ammunition is fed from a tubular magazine under the barrel.
What was the first year of the Model 552?
History and Features. First introduced in 1957, the model 552 features a self-loading, blowback action featuring a low profile left-side bolt handle that lends itself to a clean receiver appearance and slender profile.
Where is the manufacture date on a Remington?
manufactured after 1921 Remingtons manufactured after 1921 have a code located on the left side of the barrel near the frame that identifies the year and month of