Serial Number: None
Year of Manufacture: 1949 (UU)
Caliber: .22 Short, Long & Long Rifle
Action Type: Semi-Automatic with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “Remington Arms Co. Inc. Ilion, N.Y. – Made In U.S.A. / Williams Patent Nos. 2,027,892 – 2,090,656 Others Pending”, “Model 550-1” and “Remington / Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.” The left side of the barrel is marked “.22 Short, Long / Or Long Rifle”, “B U U”, and a few proofs. The right side of the barrel is marked “35”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a leaf and elevator rear sight screwed to the barrel and a bead blade front sight, dovetailed into the barrel. The receiver is drilled and tapped a total of 4 times on the left side for a scope mount.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece walnut with a pistol grip and a cracked black plastic checkered buttplate marked “Remington”. The stock shows handling marks throughout, but nothing severe and no splits or losses. The LOP measures 13 ¾” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is deep but a bit worn. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 80% of its metal finish. The finish has generally turned to a mild patina with scattered dings and handling marks. There is some finish loss where the frame was drilled. The metal is a bit frosted to the touch with light surface rust. Much of this should clean. The screw heads show almost no distress. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a no frills, nicely made and good condition .22 rifle. This rifle can shoot shorts, longs, and long rifle cartridges. This is the kind of rifle we all learned how to shoot with and this is the perfect rifle to pass this skill on to the next generation.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible rifle can be transferred in California.
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