Re: Remington 552
I have one and it is my all-time favorite .22 auto. Years ago, I started having problems with it, that Remington couldn't figure out. The action does not close completely from time to time, but the round will still fire with the action half open. It blows the bottom plate out from the rifle and scares the crap out of you when it happens. The brass from the fired .22 has a perfectly shaped bulge ring right in the middle of the shell. But the rifle doesn't have any damage on it. I've cleaned it completely on numerous occasions, and it still does it. The lady I spoke to at Remington said for me to give her the serial number and that she could determine if it were an ADL, BDL, etc... to get parts for it. When I told her what was written on the barrel (no serial number - just some symbols), she told me that it was a "pre-ADL" model, and parts were not available for it. I think she said it was built in 1967 - I wrote it down, along with the years for my Ruger Single Six convertible, and Browning Auto-5. All three belonged to my father before he passed away in 1972.
I purchased a Remington 597 to take it's place. Not saying the 597 is a bad gun... but it doesn't hold a candle to the 552. I still shoot my Speedmaster more than the new 597. Wish I could fix that issue with the feeding though. It's much worse when I shoot Remington ammo. Don't know why - it just is. CCI's have done it periodically, but nowhere near the frequency that the Remington ammo did.
All the best,
Last edited by cajuntec; 07-31-2009 at 04:16 PM..