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Old 03-24-2020, 06:30 AM
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My longtime 77year old friend brought up his original Speedmaster rifle with a trigger reset problem. After safety checking, I operated the action without malfunction. Told him it's probably just dirty....NO, he insisted the trigger wasn't operational. With the help of youtube, a thorough cleaning revealed a squib in the barrel. Loaded, the round would contact the squib keeping it slightly out of battery.
Looks like a double squib??

He was proud to have his longtime rifle whistle clean and working again.
Man what a nice rifle.....now I've got to have one!

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My Dad had one when I was a yute but he sold it off. I’ve been wanting one but never found one at the right price when I had the money. Being able to fire S, L, Lr, in a semi makes it very versatile. Someday my stars will align. I hope yours do also.
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I do not buy anything new from Remington for over 30 years. Just a personal issue. However, the older Speedmasters are great guns, and I occasionally look for one
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I had one.
Good Auto for us Lefties.
Passed it down to my SIL.
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I do not buy anything new from Remington for over 30 years. Just a personal issue. However, the older Speedmasters are great guns, and I occasionally look for one
Yeah, I'm not interested in new either. Saw an old one on the counter being purchased as I walked in the store about a month ago. The ejection shroud caught my eye. I had seen it sitting in the rack for a quite while but didn't have a clue.
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I had one back in the early 70s. It was a BDL model, which I believe the one in the OP is as well. Fancier wood, pressed checkering. I suppose they had an ADL model as well but I never saw one. I don't remember it having a brass deflector but it may have. Good, reliable .22. I traded for a Rem .22 bolt rifle to shoot CB caps, which I still have.
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For a long time back in the 70s, I kept one of them in my car trunk. Bought it at a gun show for around $20, in deplorable condition with a cracked buttstock. It had led a hard life. But I fixed it up OK. Very dependable. I finally sold it to a neighbor for $50.
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that was the first rifle that I bought with my own money way back when. I still have it. Put a lot of rounds through that gun.
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I have one, a 1959 production model. Got it from a friend who was selling down her late husbands collection. It is a great shooting little rifle, came with a contemporary Sears J. C. Higgins brand scope which is surprisingly clear considering it's age and small tube. I have kept it just the way I got it, has run every type of ammo I've tried in it. Great little 22!
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I bought a Speedmaster a few years ago because of the Excellent machine work, wood and finish.. its from the early 1980's. 200.00 with Box. Another Outstanding .22 rifle is the Marlin 39 series.
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