Dating a Remington 550-I


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AlabamaDan
January 25, 2012, 11:04 PM
My grandfather gave me a Remington 550-I. I'm pretty excited to have the old .22 and I'm in the process of trying to give it a little TLC. I'm also trying to date it. On the top of the barrel it reads the model #, caliber and patent numbers. On the very side, very small mark that kinda looks like the symbol for a woman, but sideways.

http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/questions/barrelcodes

I'm not seeing anything that looks like a date mark anywhere? Any ideas?

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kwelz
January 26, 2012, 12:31 AM
Well first I would suggest dinner. Maybe a movie or show. If that is to much maybe coffee first.

Tommygunn
January 26, 2012, 12:46 AM
On my Remington 550-1 (inherited from my father) there is an "O XX" mark on the rearmost area of the barrel, immediatly above the wood of the stock. About a decade ago I contacted Remington and tried to date it and they told me it was made in 1951, which correlates to XX = 1951 on the chart your link goes to.
I suggest you look at the same point on your rifle. It is immediatly before the "step" that represents the point the barrel joins the receiver. It's possible I guess that it might be covered by the wood, in which care the single scre on the underside of the rifle will allow the action to be dismounted from the stock.

CZguy
January 26, 2012, 01:23 AM
Well first I would suggest dinner. Maybe a movie or show. If that is to much maybe coffee first.


Well you beat me to it kwelz. When I read the title, I though that's just not right.

On a more serious note, if the OP stops by Rimfire Central, I'm sure that the experts will be able to help.

Beagle-zebub
January 26, 2012, 01:38 AM
Well you beat me to it kwelz. When I read the title, I though that's just not right.

This is what Rick Santorum warned us about! First gay marriage, now relationships with classic firearms! :D

AlabamaDan
January 26, 2012, 11:43 PM
TommyGun. That spot where you are talking about is where I have the little circle and plus sign thingy I described.

Leanwolf
January 28, 2012, 01:27 AM
My Rem. 550-1A has the barrel code "D XX." It was made in Sept., 1951. My father gave it to me on Christmas Day, 1951.

It still shoots like a new one, except the stock is cracked underneath the forearm. Wish I could find one to replace it.

Anyone have any suggestions??

Thanks.

L.W.

CZguy
January 28, 2012, 06:45 AM
Anyone have any suggestions??


Yes, I've had good luck with super glue for wood.


http://www.supergluecorp.com/super-glue/-original-super-glue/leather-wood-super-glue

Here are before and after pictures of a M1 Garand stock that I repaired.

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii299/badgerone/M1stockcrack.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii299/badgerone/Stockfixed-2.jpg

marksman13
January 28, 2012, 11:19 AM
Mine was made in September of 1957. It was a gift to my uncle. He died in accident a few years later in an accident and left it to my dad. Dad gave it to me a couple years ago after he refinished the stock. I'm sure the refinish job killed any value it had, but it doesn't matter. It's never going any where except to my daughter.

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