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SickofSoCal
07-14-2009, 2:36 PM
This past weekend, I went camping and took along my trusty Remington 550. This rifle is, personally, my favorite semi-auto .22 and is the most enjoyable semi-auto .22 that I have ever shot. I also love the fact that it can shoot .22 shorts, which means 20 rounds at a time for extra fun. (10 rounds of .22 LR normally)



I can't tell you what a pleasure it is, to shoot a 60-year-old rifle that preforms flawlessly each time. The Remington 550 was produced from 1941 to 1970. The 550-1 (my model) was produced from 1946 to 1970.




My 550-1 was manufactured in January, 1950:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/InvertedRedPentagram/Shoot5.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/InvertedRedPentagram/Shoot7.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/InvertedRedPentagram/Shoot6.jpg



Shooting large pine cones off a large rock:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/InvertedRedPentagram/Shoot2-1.jpg



Oh, one more thing I forgot to mention - when you shoot .22 shorts with this rifle, the long barrel in conjunction with hardly any powder, makes for a very quiet experience. In fact, mostly all you hear is the working action, thus when shooting .22 shorts I have dubbed this rifle "The Typewriter", because it literally sounds like one of those old-fashioned typewriters.

missiondude
08-18-2009, 10:33 AM
Cool gun in nice shape. Those are great shooters. Not real sure about your backstop....

SickofSoCal
08-20-2009, 6:34 PM
Thanks man.

The backdrop is: a drop off with no roads, no campgrounds, no trails, nothing. All in all, not much different than being in the mountains and shooting a squirrel off a rock.

But, you are right - safety is the supreme objective. I know the area, I know what to listen and look for, and not very many people go up there.

sunneboy
10-29-2009, 2:50 PM
SickofSo Cal, I have a 550-1 also. I have a problem. I accidently placed a 22 long rifle down into the tubular magazine. I had to use pressure and a needle-nose plier to pull out the unspent round. Then I turned the large screw near the trigger, and the other screw near the barrel. When I replaced the stock and tried to fire it, there was no click nor could I pull back the bolt. Are there screws for adjusting the 550-1? I have had my sweet little baby, even with a deflector shield for years and never had a problem with it either. Can you assist me in what went wrong with my turning of the screws? Even I removed the large oval screw from the rear where the spring and firing pin is located, and replaced it. But I can't determine why it will not shot now. By te way how did you determine the year and month your 550-1 was manfacture? Is your stock out of Black walnut wood also? Call me if you wish and we can talk, or if you prefer, send me a message. Your 550-1 sure is a bute, I like them and I am worried I have ruined it some how.

JBB486
05-31-2010, 12:11 PM
By te way how did you determine the year and month your 550-1 was manfacture? Is your stock out of Black walnut wood also? Call me if you wish and we can talk, or if you prefer, send me a message. Your 550-1 sure is a bute, I like them and I am worried I have ruined it some how.

You can date your 550-1 with the code found on this website: http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/questions/barrelcodes For instance, my 550-1 has "PUU" stamped on the barrel, so it was made in June, 1949.

KeevinW
09-19-2010, 2:04 PM
I know this is an old thread, but here's the info regarding how you get the screw back in the 550 receiver. I love this rifle, and if you have one, you will love shooting it.

If you haven't cross-threaded the sear spring case (the big screw on the bottom of the reciver), here's how you can get the screw back in:

http://thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=6575&highlight=remington+550-1

If you have cross-threaded the sear spring case, (like me), this procedure will help you get it back together.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_to_assemble_a_Remington_550-1

Read the instructions several times, and take your time, and you can get it going as good as new.:)

BTW, my 550-1 was the first rifle that I ever shot as a boy, and I grew up with this rifle shooting cotton tails in Okla. It was my Dad's 2nd .22 and he gave it to me a few years ago. It shoots a well as it ever did, and it feels like a "real rifle" when you shoot it. Mine was made in 1957, when I was three years old.

trozzo51
10-28-2011, 5:58 AM
Can anyone help me out with the sear spring specs for my 550-1 ???

I know it's a .120 OD

Do not know the length?

Do not know the wire diameter?

Do not know the approximate poundage?

Can anyone pull one out to take a look?

Does it look like a real stiff or a soft spring?

Weirdly the gun works without it, but I think I ought to get one back in place.

Deerslayer
01-22-2012, 9:39 AM
Greetings to all. I'm new here.
I also have a 550-1. I love shooting it but it has always been accurate for only the first three shots, then I have to clean it. I doubt there has been more than 500 rounds shot through it. Has any one else had this problem?I know this is an old thread, but here's the info regarding how you get the screw back in the 550 receiver. I love this rifle, and if you have one, you will love shooting it.

If you haven't cross-threaded the sear spring case (the big screw on the bottom of the reciver), here's how you can get the screw back in:

http://thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=6575&highlight=remington+550-1

If you have cross-threaded the sear spring case, (like me), this procedure will help you get it back together.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_to_assemble_a_Remington_550-1

Read the instructions several times, and take your time, and you can get it going as good as new.:)

BTW, my 550-1 was the first rifle that I ever shot as a boy, and I grew up with this rifle shooting cotton tails in Okla. It was my Dad's 2nd .22 and he gave it to me a few years ago. It shoots a well as it ever did, and it feels like a "real rifle" when you shoot it. Mine was made in 1957, when I was three years old.

r3dn3ck
01-22-2012, 10:21 AM
I have one I've been fixin'a restore that's missing a lot of parts (fire control, stock). If anyone that has one of these incredibly fine rifles would like to get mine as a parts gun please PM me before I start buying parts and restoring it. It has receiver, barrel, mag tube, mag tube spring core dealie, bolt, main springs, and lots of little bits including the ammo lifters and related spring.

Don't bother ordering parts for these from numrich right now.. there's a bug on the pages that have the parts we'd need or I would have ordered them all by now and restored it.

newlintl
11-12-2014, 4:06 PM
I know this is an old thread but here goes nothing.
I learned to shoot with a 550-1 when I was really young standing behind my dad with the fore end resting on dad's shoulder. I haven't shot it in over 45 years but never forgot it. Dad passed last month and this was one of the first guns I brought home with me. It mean't a lot to me considering it was the least valuable gun in the room. It's not near as nice as yours but it shoots. Thanks for the thread.

SickofSoCal
02-03-2015, 2:29 PM
I know this is an old thread but here goes nothing.
I learned to shoot with a 550-1 when I was really young standing behind my dad with the fore end resting on dad's shoulder. I haven't shot it in over 45 years but never forgot it. Dad passed last month and this was one of the first guns I brought home with me. It mean't a lot to me considering it was the least valuable gun in the room. It's not near as nice as yours but it shoots. Thanks for the thread.

Thank you for sharing your story, newlintl.

I still have the rifle and I still shoot it every year.