Re: Opinions on the Remington 552 Speedmaster
The problem is, that all of the reviews by people say that it was either the best rifle they ever owned, or the worse. No in-betweens.
I also saw a post that says that when you take it apart for cleaning, and then reassemble it, there is a lever in the trigger group that must be in the down position when you reassemble it, not in the up position above the hammer. If it is the up position, the rifle will consistently jam.
I wonder if this is why there are so many bad reports by people about jamming? I have never seen a review that said that a brand new rifle was jamming. The vast majority of them say that they shot the rifle until it was really really dirty and started jamming, then they took it apart and thoroughly cleaned it, and put it back together, and then it still jammed.
I know that Graybeard wouldn't have reassembled one wrong, but there are also two parts that wear out over time. The face of the hammer becomes peened flat from lots of use, and won't travel far enough to fully push the firing pin, so this often causes sporadic misfires. Also, the sear and carrier pieces can wear out as well, also causing jams.
Luckily, these parts are available online.
Still would like to hear more opinions.