April 9, 2013
And probably a few Rimfire Bullseye Matches with my newest acquisition; a Winchester Model 52B, made in 1949, complete with a 10X Lyman Targetspot Scope and Redfield Olympic Front, Redfield Palma rear sights including a total of 10 front sight inserts. When you look at the magazine please note that it is a factory single shot magazine; the follower wings are wider then the body. I've found a source for 52B 5 shot magazines, $60 each for NOS!
I've had some guns on consignment at a friend's gun shop for a while; he sold a Benelli M1 and an 870 Marine Magnum so I took this very clean target rifle in lieu of cash. I also got a Browning, made in Mexico Basketweave Western Style High Power Holster and a Bucheimer "Semi Shoulder" snub nose revolver holster; a high rise paddle holster that unsnaps and can be used as a belt holster.
Its a very clean example of a non-US marked early postwar .22 target rifle:
[SIZE=1]Despite me naming the photos as "52D" it is a 52B as noted by the serial number![/SIZE]
April 18, 2014
Good looking old rifle. Maybe you can get a better deal on the mags if purchase extra. You might even look around and find something with a larger capacity that works or can be worked. That scope makes me think of an old Sharp's sniper from back before the turn of the century.
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