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552 Short Mag Tube

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Copper BB
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:05 pm
I have 552 that I bought new in 1984 and it has the long/high capacity magazine tube. Does anyone know what year they cut the magazine tube shorter/lower capacity?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:27 pm
How much shorter is yours? I can't remember the year of mine offhand but it'll fit about 12-12 LR's and almost 17 Shorts.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:40 pm
My 1984 isn't short. Tube goes to end of barrel. I know Marlin cut their tube capacity in 1992 due to some stupid law in NJ. I'm trying to find out what year Remington shortened their tubes.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:43 pm
This is a 1984 high capacity 552.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:50 pm
This is the short tube version but I don't know what year it was made.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:56 pm
Interesting mostly because Remington's current production rifle shows the longer magazine tube. Either they're using older graphics, or maybe the change was period-specific and they've gone back again. I'll have to look at mine.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:57 pm
Or perhaps it's not the magazine tube, but the barrel length that has changed? Website says this is a 21" barrel.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:33 am
Scorpion8, you're correct. Remington done like Marlin and shortened the barrel to look better with the shorter magazine tube. But my question still remains unanswered. LOL
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:09 pm
Except the question is now, when did they shorten the barrel?
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