Old Remington 550-1

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  1. JohnnyRobotic

    JohnnyRobotic New Member

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    Ok i know it's probably worth nothing specially the condition it's in.
    My father is refinishing the stock then the barrell, what i wanted to know is what are these marks? I highlited them cuz all i had laying around was this terrible 2mp camera, i am interested because my dad remembered this from when he was a kid and has been his 22 rifle his whole life pretty much ( i remember him blowing out candles with it, it was a and still is an accurate rifle), was just curious as to date of production, i assume it's 41 since that's when they first made the model 550 but then on Rem. site i saw that they change the 550-1 in 46 and was wondering if it got the "-1_ when they changed it. Any info on the "W D 41" would be greatly appreciated

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  2. LIKTOSHOOT

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    The barrel will tell you, though not the exact date of manufacture.
    Barrels are stamped "550" "550-1 or A" The "P" model has factory peeps (very cool) but hard to come by with correct sights, if remaining. and the ever elusive "2G" model, Gallery Special in .22 short only. The "A" and "1" are the same. Very slick rifles and I love them, the ability to shoot shorts, longs and long rifles combined in the magazine tube is a feature you see no longer, cept for the Remington Speedmaster. Prices vary, but a minty one will bring $200.00 all day long and I just happen to have one in 96% condition, straight shooter from H........well you know.



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    For Sale?

    Basically the first "real" gun i ever shot and would be cool to own one myself
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    The barrel markings indicate manufacture in August 1957.

    The major difference in the 550A and the 550-1 is that the -1 uses one extractor instead of two. This change was made in 1946. There are also slight differences in the carrier assembly and the recoiling chamber.

    Parts? Glad you asked. I have a complete inventory for this model.
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    you have a list with prices, he did say last time he shot it something came outta the ejection port like a thin sliver of metal but it still shoots fine so no idea what it was.

    Also how did you know it was made in '57 was method did they use for marking them?
  6. LIKTOSHOOT

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    Ok Doc, yer da man, mine has 18 and * but a circle in the middle of that....kinda like a flower.....550 stamped on the top of the barrel and dual extracters.


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    Johnny,

    The markings you highlighted are part of a code Remington uses to date manufacture on barrels. I do not keep an inventory list on computer as I buy and sell parts every day. You might search under username 'countrygunsmith' over on eBay - I keep about 400 parts auctions running at any given time over there.

    LTS,

    There should be some more markings. You almost certainly have one of the early rifles, 1941-1946, so the barrel markings should be K, L, MM, NN, PP or RR with a single letter preceding it. Look carefully on the left side of the barrel just ahead of the receiver, might be under the wood line.
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    ok, here ya go Doc.

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    I also have an old 550 that used to belong to my great uncle. The barrel markings on the top (next to the receiver) is a *12. The opposite side has WL followed by a symbol that looks like the Greek letter Pi. I'm pretty sure it's an old one. The gun is in pretty good shape. I'll take it to a gunsmith for a good going over-hasn't been fired in years. Found a Model 550-1 service manual on Ebay for 3 bucks - don't know if I can use it on the 550 or not - any Ideas?

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    The one I got from a friend today ... is in about 96% or better I believe. Gave him $50 for it. The question I have is about its date code ... CF 45 ... I know it's pre 68 because there's no serial number ... and I believe it's post 46 due to the -1 and single extractor ... but what exactly is the date?

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    Can anyone assist with this?

    Thank you.
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    Anyone ...?
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    I've got one of the ever elusive "2G" model, Gallery Specials in .22 short only, with the tie down ring on the bottom of the tube. It's in excellent condition except for a cracked butt plate. Anybody have any idea how rare they are, or what it's worth?
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    I also have one of the many produced 550-1's. Mine has a problem though; I get an FTE on every single round put through it. It fails to extract either a live round or spent cartridge. The casing will come out of the chamber about halfway and then get hung up and I have an FTE, which usually loads the next round in the tube against the spent round. New extractor, plenty of Hoppes No. 9 in the chamber to remove lead fouling, and I have run a bore brush on a power drill soaked in Hoppe's in the chamber and still have the same problem. Ammunition doesn't matter either, everything FTE's in it. Like I said, it seems to get hung up on the way out and then the extractor slips and loads the next round. Thanks for the help!
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    You can get replacement buttplates for the rifle from Numrich Gun Parts. I don't believe that there is any difference on the stocks of the model. I ordered one and just had to shave it down a bit and it fits perfect and looks great.
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    The 550-2G is approximately worth $309 new in box, excellent condition will bring $232, and good will bring $129. Numbers came from the "Gun Traders Guide, 27th edition"
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    I just joined this site. Very informative. I have a 550-1 I bought used in 1964 for $15. No SN. The only problem ever had with it was mixing LR, L, and Shorts. By them selves, it works just fine but when mixed, the shorts will not allow LR or LONGS to load.
    The best cure I found for this was to NOT mix them.
    It is one sweet shooting rifle. And deadly accurate.
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