Remington model 550-1

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  1. shooter2451

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    Hi, thank you all for helping me find a new locking bolt for my Savage model 7. Now I need help on why after firing a 22 round, the spent cartridge gets stuck in the floating chamber, ( end of barrel ). This is on my Remington model 550-1. Any ideas? I have ordered a new one from Numrich. Hope that works.
     
  2. tark

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    I've got one of those, I have never had a problem with it. It eats everything from CB shorts to high velocity LR. Is your extractor in good shape? Is the gun clean? Mine will get a little sluggish when things get dirty. I have heard that Carbine Williams, who invented the floating chamber, once said you should never clean it. I have found this not to be true.
     
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    Same here and my experiences are the same. Make sure the extractor is clean. Keep in mind when the Model 550 went to the Model 550-1 they went from two extractors to a single extractor.

    Ron
     
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  4. Dave Markowitz

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    My vintage 1948 550-1 is exceptionally reliable. Like Tark mentioned, it'll run on everything from CCI .22 CB Shorts on up to .22LR HV. The things I would check are:

    1. Is the chamber clean? If it's never been cleaned with a brush and solvent try that.
    2. Does the floating chamber move freely and is the outside of it lightly lubricated?
    3. Is the bolt face clean, especially under the extractor?
    4. Is the extractor itself in good condition?
    5. Is the rifle well lubricated? IME, mine will run when filthy as long as it is wet.

    Good luck, they are great rifles.
     
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  5. Bayou52

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    I also have a model 550–1, vintage 1954.

    The only time I ever had a hangup in cycling was when the stock nut came loose and the receiver was not bedded tightly into the stock.

    Other than this, that old rifle has never failed.

    Bayou52
     
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  6. tark

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    This is a very good point, probably the most important one of all.
     
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