Remington Speedmaster 522 FTF

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by 45nut, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    I just bought this used .22 and took it to the cement plant to shoot it. I actually bought it for a friend, and it shoots 3 or 4 times and jams trying to load the next round. Does it just need a good cleaning or is something worn out on this thing?

    Now, I ran back to the house and got 3 other brands of .22 ammo and what it shot best with (1 FTF) was Winchester 36 gr HP. It is very accurate, but I'm trying to figure out the feeding issue.

    Anyone got any suggestions other than a good thorough cleaning?
  2. retired grunt

    retired grunt New Member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Northern NY
    With only the occassional FTF I would start with a thorough cleaning

  3. qwiksdraw

    qwiksdraw Member

    Jul 22, 2012
    After being stored away for a few years mine did the same thing. A good cleaning improved most of the problems. I had do do a bit more because the gun, manufactured in 1979, still had all its original springs, so I replaced them all. That fixed it up and it's working like new again.
  4. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap New Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    It's impossible to trouble shoot a dirty semi auto ! Clean and lube , then go from there .
  5. Bigdog57

    Bigdog57 Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2005
    North Florida
    I recently bought a well-used and abused 552 from the local "Gun&Pawn". It wouldn't function, the reciever was badly dinged and scratched, and the wood finish trashed. I totally refinished it, after giving it a thorough stripping and cleaning inside and out - the recoil spring was a bugger to get back in.

    Now it looks and functions like new. Even with a ringed barrel (barely noticible) it shoots tight! It likes the Winchester Dynapoints best.

    Just needs some love........ :cool:

    God help me, I caught the "Remington Rimfire Virus" bad - this is my eighth one....... ;)
  6. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    NorthWest Florida
    Clean first...then expect to replace springs...see how springy you are after 35 years ;)

    Tube mag spring is your likely culprit...but first, Remove the Spring & clean out the mag tube...
    it'll probably NOBODY ever cleans that area out until they have a clog issue...
    (or unless they're as OCD as I am...LOL)
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2012
  7. jerry52

    jerry52 Former Guest

    Jan 22, 2013
    I have a 1968 552 that jammed after it burnt up the gun oil of a days hunt.
    At the end of the day it would always start to jam.
    That was when I was 16 and the gun was my Brothers. This year after pheasant hunting He gave the gun to me as a gift.
    Took it to the range and it was the same thing. Took it home and did what He would never let me do when I was 16. and that was to buff the tigger catch and file down the ridge in the ejector channel of the barrel and buff. This takes awhile,not much room there.
    Problem fixed . Milling on the newer guns today is so much better
    This is the jam problem for older 552 poor milling in the ejector channel, when they run out of lube which could be 50 to 200 rounds they hang up and fail to go into battery.
    New spring will help for a while but this is the cure.
    You must file and check the ejector travel as to just take the little ridge down just enough and the buff the inside chamber .
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