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Cleaning, Lubrication, and Maintenance

Overview

Routine maintenance is essential to keeping your Model 552 and 572 firearm in top condition for years to come.

TO CLEAN THE BARREL:

WARNING: NEVER attempt to clean the barrel on a loaded firearm. Check the chamber and magazine to make sure there are no cartridges in the firearm.

  1. Use the instructions and the equipment provided in a good cleaning kit. For recommendations, see your Remington Authorized Service Center.
  2. Select the correct caliber cleaning brush and attach the brush to the cleaning rod.
  3. Put the cleaning brush into the gun cleaning solvent.
  4. Push the cleaning brush through the barrel several times.
    NOTE: Always clean the barrel from the muzzle to the chamber.
  5. Remove the brush from the rod. Attach tip with correct size cleaning patch and push through the bore.
  6. Repeat several times using a new cleaning patch each time, until the patch is not dirty.
  7. Push a clean patch saturated with Rem™ Oil through the barrel.
  8. Push a clean, dry patch through the barrel to remove excess lubricant.
  9. Apply a thin coat of Rem™ Oil to the outside of the barrel with a soft, clean cloth.

WARNING: After cleaning, make sure the barrel is free of obstructions.

How to Disassemble

To Disassemble the Model 552:

WARNING: NEVER attempt to disassemble a loaded firearm. Check the chamber and magazine to make sure there are no cartridges in the firearm.

  1. Point the firearm in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism. RED BAND WILL NOT SHOW.
  3. Tap out the front and rear trigger plate pins.  See Picture 16.
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  4. Lift and remove the trigger plate assembly from the receiver.
  5. Unscrew the take-down screw. See Picture 17.
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  6. Separate the fore-end slightly from the receiver.
  7. Grasp the fore-end firmly to the barrel and pull the barrel and bolt assembly from the receiver. See Picture 17.
  8. Slide the action bar from the bolt slot. See Picture 18.
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  9. Pull the bolt assembly from the barrel.

To Disassemble the Model 572:

WARNING: NEVER attempt to disassemble a loaded firearm.  Check the chamber and magazine to make sure there are no cartridges in the firearm.

  1. Point the firearm in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism. RED BAND WILL NOT SHOW.
  3. Tap out the front and rear trigger plate pins. See Picture 16.
  4. Lift and remove the trigger plate assembly from the receiver.
  5. Unscrew and remove the barrel dowel screw and washer. See Picture 19.
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  6. Unscrew and remove the barrel lock screw.
  7. Separate the fore-end slightly from the receiver.
  8. Grasp the fore-end firmly to the barrel and pull the barrel and bolt assembly from the receiver. See Picture 20.
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  9. Lift the action bar lug from the bolt. See Picture 21.
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  10. Pull the bolt assembly from the barrel.

CLEANING AND LUBRICATION:

WARNING: NEVER attempt to clean or lubricate a loaded firearm. Check the chamber and magazine to make sure there are no cartridges in the firearm.

Action Bar

  1. Brush with gun cleaning solvent and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  2. Apply a thin coat of Rem™ Oil to prevent rusting.

Bolt Assembly

  1. Brush with gun cleaning solvent and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  2. Apply a thin coat of Rem™ Oil to prevent rusting.

Receiver Assembly

  1. Brush the inside of the receiver with gun cleaning solvent and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  2. Apply a thin coat of Rem™ Oil to prevent rusting.

Trigger Plate Assembly

NOTE: Clean the trigger plate assembly as a unit.

  1. Spray the trigger plate assembly with Rem™ Oil as shown. See Picture 22.
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  2. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Spray again to wash off components.
  4. Shake off excess lubrication.

WARNING: Excessive use of a non-recommended lubricant could adversely affect the function and safe operation of your firearm.

To Reassemble

To Reassemble The Model 552:

Bolt to Barrel

  1. Align the extractors in the bolt to re-enter the extractor slots in the barrel.
  2. Slide the bolt into the barrel.
    NOTE: The bolt must be replaced into the barrel with the action bar lug slot facing the action bar.
  3. Position the action bar lug in the matching slot in the bolt.
  4. With the action bar engaging the bolt, hold the fore-end and barrel firmly together.
  5. Slide the barrel, assembled bolt, and action bar into the receiver.
  6. Seat the fore-end hanger (within the fore-end) firmly into the receiver.
    NOTE: If the inner magazine tube is in the rifle, make sure the flexible magazine follower re-enters the receiver freely.
  7. Align the fore-end hanger screw hole with the take-down screw hole in the receiver.
  8. Replace and tighten the take-down screw.
  9. Replace the trigger plate assembly. Make sure the hammer is in the cocked position. See Picture 21.
  10. Carefully guide projecting carrier and disconnector into the receiver. See Picture 23.
    NOTE: Check to make sure that the end of the disconnector is below the end of the left connector. See Picture 23.
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  11. Tap in the front and rear trigger plate pins.

To Reassemble The Model 572:

Bolt to Barrel

  1. Align the extractors in the bolt to re-enter the extractor slots in the barrel.
  2. Slide the bolt into the barrel.
    NOTE: The bolt must be replaced into the barrel with the action bar lug slot facing the action bar.
  3. Position the action bar lug in the matching slot in the bolt.
  4. With the action bar engaging the bolt, hold the fore-end and barrel firmly together.
  5. Slide the barrel, assembled bolt, and action bar into the receiver.
  6. Seat the fore-end hanger (within the fore-end) firmly into the receiver.
    NOTE: If the inner magazine tube is in the rifle, make sure the flexible magazine follower re-enters the receiver freely.
  7. Align the fore-end hanger screw hole with the barrel lock screw hole in the receiver.
  8. Replace and tighten the take-down screw.
  9. Replace and tighten barrel dowel screw and washer.
  10. Replace the trigger plate assembly. Make sure the hammer is in the cocked position. See Picture 24.
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  11. Carefully guide projecting carrier and action bar lock into the receiver. See Picture 22.
    NOTE: Check to make sure that the end of the action bar lock is below the end of the left connector. See Picture 24.
  12. Tap in the front and rear trigger plate pins.

Lubrication:

model552-lubrication.PNGOver-lubrication should be avoided at all times. A thin coat of Rem™ Oil is all that is needed to prevent the possibility of rusting. See NOTE below.

When the firearm is to be stored, it should be carefully cleaned and thoroughly oiled. Outside surfaces should be wiped with a light coat of Rem™ Oil occasionally.

When the firearm is to be reused, all excess lubrication must be removed. The chamber and bore must be thoroughly wiped dry.

NOTE: Remington Rem™ Oil is available from your local dealer. If your dealer is out of stock, ask him to order Rem™ Oil from his Remington distributor. 

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