Regarding other questions - -
Ms. Harwood, first of all, welcome to The Firing Line. Let me submit a little guidance for a newcomer. Rather than "hitch hiking" (also known as "highjacking") an existant thread, one should start one's own thread with a fresh question or comments.
Since, as Jim Watson pointed out, Remington has made a number of different .22 rifles, you'll need to provide more information. The best way is probably to take photographs of both sides of the entire rifle, and closeups of the action area from sides, top and bottom. Unless they show clearly in the photos, copy down all markings on the rifle.
You'd probably do well to write up your question off-line on your word processor program. Once you have it polished, then come back to this forum and post your information, questions, and your images.
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