Remington 547 Big problem..


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nerfsrule2
November 15, 2010, 09:34 PM
I purchased a used 547 in 22lr of gun broker.. Right off the bat it would not extract a spent case.. I took it to my gunsmith and after jumping through many hoops he had to send it to an authorized Remington Dealer and they sent it back to the Custom Shop.. It was returned to the dealership and sent back to my smith.. Now to the problem...The dam thing has no consistency in shooting..(It will not shot good groups)..It will shoot 2 or 3 shots in the same hole (At 25 yards) then you get a 1 inch flyer...So my Smith took a look down the Bore and there is a large gouge near the Muzzle end..It rounds off some of the Lands and fills in some of the groves.. This could be the problem as more than one person has shot this rifle with the same unhappy results...My smith said it could have been made from a cleaning type rod but thinks that it is very unlikely..(Due to the nature and severity of the damage)..He said it also could have come from the shop like this ..I think Remington may say otherwise.. What do you guys think/?? Do I have any recourse to get this straightened out?? There is a lifetime warranty but i am not sure if it will cover this... The first trip to the custom shop cost me the beautiful trigger job that someone had done to it..(Remington said it was not safe).. I wish they would have looked at the way the barrel was fit into the stock and taken care of that issue.. Crooked as all heck...

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SwampWolf
November 16, 2010, 09:29 AM
The Model 547 is a beautiful .22 sporter (I have its poor side of town cousin, the Model 504), but pretty is only what pretty does. Unfortunately, I don't think you have much choice here if you subscribe to Col. Townsend Whelen's admonition that "Only accurate rifles are interesting": a barrel replacement is in order. If it were me, I'd try getting the barrel replaced by Remington under warranty because the way you describe the defect sounds like a factory error; not the misuse of a cleaning rod. Typically, cleaning rod abuse shows up only after multiple strokes and is evidenced by a gradual wearing away of the inside edge of the crown. What you have described sounds catastrophic in nature-or it was that way to start with (a factory defect).

If Remington refuses to honor the warranty (assuming factory defect), as I see it your only recourse is to either sell the rifle with full disclosure (something the seller of the rifle to you neglected to do if he knew of the problem) or invest in a good aftermarket barrel from one of the many quality barrel maker specialists. Either way, of course, you'll take a financial hit.

Call Remington and let us know how they respond. In any event, good luck.

Bubbles
November 16, 2010, 09:34 AM
So my Smith took a look down the Bore and there is a large gouge near the Muzzle end..It rounds off some of the Lands and fills in some of the groves..
A factory barrel on that is 22 inches. Is the gouge close enough to the muzzle that the barrel could be cut and re-crowned?

Old Shooter
November 16, 2010, 09:47 AM
Just my two cents worth...

It won't shoot consistent groups, "someone" did a trigger job on it that Remington didn't feel comfortable with (That may just be Remington's policy when inspecting any gun returned to them for repair due to liability reasons, if it's not to original specs or non-authorized parts, they may correct the issue with OEM parts). It has a defect in the bore, the stock to barrel fit is poor and who knows what else the previous owner(s) may have done to it prior to your getting stuck with it.

I think I'd take it back to that authorized Remington dealer or your gunsmith and see what they would give you for it in trade for a better gun (mayby a Marlin model 60?).

Life is too short to waste time on a defective gun. It frustrates you, doesn't add any value to the gun and uses time and money that would be better spent on ammo and shooting time.

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. :)

nerfsrule2
November 16, 2010, 04:15 PM
I just talked to my smith..(Bill Hollis) and he said to things mentioned here..Lets check and see where the damage is and see if we can shorten and re-crown the barrel.. Or send it back to Remington and let them put a new one on it.. Bill will be in his shop on Fri..So I will take it over then and I will keep you guys posted...I am leaning toward a new Barrel..

Picher
November 16, 2010, 04:25 PM
Don't settle for anything less than a new barrel. Cutting and re-crowning will just ruin the balance, if you like it the way it is.

(My Rem 504 is the finest handling .22 bolt rifle I've ever fired. It almost gives me goose bumps when I shoot it.)

robertbartsc
November 16, 2010, 04:52 PM
...yeh, I had a semi-auto 22 that was not accurate at all..... finally, I sold it and never looked back.

Buy the time you put a new barrel on this it may cost more than another gun, so maybe you should cut your losses. Is a Remington warranty valid if you were not the orginal owner?

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