Remington 552

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Thomas Quick, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Thomas Quick

    Thomas Quick New Member

    Mar 16, 2013
    I purchased from a yard sale a Remington Speedmaster 552. No serial number but it has D47 on left side of the barrel. In researching I find that this is a 1957 year model. The odd thing is that the side plates are not blue steel but rather polished stainless. I can't find any reference to them being made with this. Does anyone have any info on this?
  2. Fatstrat

    Fatstrat Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2003
    I think they actually Aluminum. Or some alloy. My guess is someone removed the original finish.

  3. jstgsn

    jstgsn Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Milford, Delaware
    pictures please.
  4. Thomas Quick

    Thomas Quick New Member

    Mar 16, 2013
    Hope these pics come through ok.

    Attached Files:

  5. Smokingun

    Smokingun New Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    I don't have any info on it, but it sure looks good. Great find.
  6. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    Yup, someone rubbed off the original black finish on the receiver. It is an aluminum alloy and should have a black paint type finish. the finish wasn't all that tough and it would chip and flake pretty easily.

    Still a nice looking rifle though even with the "custom" finish. It is one of the more basic versions of the 552. No checkering on the stock but it still has nice walnut.

    If you like the look and want to really dress it up, use some Flitz or Simichrome polish and polish the receiver out a bit more.
    Either that or check into some of the good modern paint finishes to get it back to it's original look.
  7. qwiksdraw

    qwiksdraw Member

    Jul 22, 2012
    And we want a range report too. Pics would be nice. :)
  8. Fatstrat

    Fatstrat Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2003
    I have a receiver w/original finish if interested.
  9. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    I love this model. Nice TQ.
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