Remington Model 552

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Remington Model 552 "Speedmaster"
Type Rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designer L.R. Crittendon, E.W. Hailston[1]
Manufacturer Remington Arms
Produced 1957-Present[1]
Weight 5.75 lb (2.61 kg)[2]
Length 40 in (100 cm)[2]
Barrel length 22 in (56 cm)[2]

Cartridge .22 Short, .22 Long, .22 LR[1]

The Remington Model 552 Speedmaster is a blow-back operated, self-loading, semi-automatic rifle that can fire .22 Short, .22 Long and .22 long rifle cartridges.[2] Ammunition is fed from a tubular magazine under the barrel.

History and Features

First introduced in 1957, the model 552 features a self-loading, blowback action featuring a low profile left-side bolt handle that lends itself to a clean receiver appearance and slender profile.[2] The rifle is equipped with both open sights and a 3/8" (9.5 mm) dovetail rail for mounting a scope and a safety on the trigger guard.[2] The Speedmaster was manufactured from 1957 to 1988 in a standard model. In 1966 Remington offered this rifle with a special stamping of the company's 150th anniversary on the left side of the receiver.

In 1991, the walnut butt stock of the BDL Deluxe version was altered to incorporate a Monte Carlo comb to improve cheek weld when using the rifle with a telescopic sight, while the impressed checkering on the butt stock and forearm was changed to machine-cut checkering.[3] in 2017, after complaints that the Monte Carlo comb made the rifle difficult to use with open sights, Remington returned to a straight comb stock design for current production BDL rifles.[4]

Current Production

The Speedmaster is still produced in an upgraded "BDL" model, featuring a checkered walnut butt stock and forearm with a gloss finish.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Model 552 Speedmaster Autoloading Rimfire RIfle". Remington Arms. Archived from the original on 6 March 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Model 552 BDL Speedmaster". Remington Arms. Archived from the original on 6 January 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  3. ^ 1991 Remington Arms Co. Retail Catalog, Wilmington, DE: Remington Arms Co. Inc., H-42190-94 (1991)
  4. ^ 2017 Remington Arms Co. Retail Catalog, Wilmington, DE: Remington Arms Co. Inc., (2017)

External links

  • [1] (Civilian products website)
  • [2] (Law enforcement products website)
  • [3] (Military products website)

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