I picked up my newest/old rifle today. It's a 1950's 22 cal Remington model 550. It doesn't have a serial number unfortunately that only gives me a guesstimate for the actual year it was made. It shoots all three 22 shells. As I've posted many times I like the old stuff. The walnut is in great shape as well as the metal surfaces. It fills a open slot in the vault.
Last edited by Hunting Man; 01-06-2012 at 01:14 PM.
Very nice HM. The metal looks great and the stock looks to have been refinished, and if so a beautiful job. I have one that is similar, and I redid it, stock and my own home bluing job, turned out pretty decent. Mine is a Ranger??, I bought it in '62 or'63.
Between the dealer and I there are enough minor scratches and couple of minor dents to say its not been refinished.??? They are fun little guns to go out and kill a bunch of cans with. They are also very good to teach youth just getting into hunting proper handling practices.
I remember my grandfather teaching me to shoot with a .22 that he had. It loaded by unscrewing something in the butt of the rifle, pulling the tube back, then loading the .22 Long Rifle bullets into the side of the wooden stock. After loading nine or ten of the rounds, you pushed the tube back in and screwed it in tight. Can't remember for the life of me the manufacturer make or model.