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Dating a Remington 550-I

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by AlabamaDan, Jan 25, 2012.

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  1. AlabamaDan

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    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?
     
  2. kwelz

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    Well first I would suggest dinner. Maybe a movie or show. If that is to much maybe coffee first.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    This is what Rick Santorum warned us about! First gay marriage, now relationships with classic firearms! :D
     
  6. AlabamaDan

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    TommyGun. That spot where you are talking about is where I have the little circle and plus sign thingy I described.
     
  7. Leanwolf

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    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.
     
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    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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