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TBR, as you know, I did exactly that with a Winchester 52B (1949 vintage). Though it wasn't worn out, it was a heavy barrel and I really wanted an elegant sporter. I asked for "guidance/advice" here among the Winchester fans about whether I should do the conversion. Some said absolutely not, while most urged me to proceed. As I was strongly inclined in that direction, I took the advice of the latter folks. It went off to Canyon Creek, and after discussions with LeRoy about particulars, I got it back about seven months later. I do NOT regret it. That rifle is among my most prized possessions.

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What the heck, Doug?...that was the perfect segway into your posting pics. Maybe you could snap a few new ones, from different angles, to give us a fresh look

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Old 05-10-2021, 12:10 PM
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This would be a good action to base a custom on:

https://simpsonltd.com/mauser-dsm34-z47696/
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:02 PM
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OK, TBR, ask and ye shall receive (a Winchester in the Cooper forum). And it will take two posts as I still don't know how to do more than five pics per post.

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And the second set:
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Now that's what I'd call a "real" gun, Doug...Just beautiful and very unusual
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Now thats a rifle! a real beauty DOUG!
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Love those new pictures! Nothing like English walnut.
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That is so nice.Steve!
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:48 AM
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Oh my, I think I'm in love....

A real beauty Doug...
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Now thats what I'm talking about. Very nice rifle.
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To the OP, Doug, and all looking in on this discussion of custom rifles, one need look no further for the answer to the many questions often posed here regarding what makes any custom rifle worth it and the utility of embellishment.
The rakish shape of a Niedner butt plate versus a mere rubber pad or plastic plate; the difference between the elegance and crispness of lines on this Canyon Creek masterpiece and a factory, mass produced stock with vague, uninspired lines, like those on CZs, Brownings, Winchesters, and (add your favorite rifle, even any Anschutz ); the beauty of the exquisitely shaped, shadow-lined cheek piece versus a superfluous, haphazardly rounded mound of left extra wood, or no cheek piece at all; the precision and attractiveness of perfectly executed, hand-cut checkering diamonds compared to utilitarian, machine-cut striations; it is all on display here for the viewing. I would also recommend all check out Bowwild’s newly completed Canyon Creek Dakota M10 that boasts the same incomparable virtues with possibly even more severe rakish lines.
Will everyone be willing to pony up the equivalent of 3 or even 4 brand new Anschutz sporters for a single exceptional rifle? Of course not, but surely all with eyes to see can appreciate the difference...right?

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To the OP, Doug, and all looking in on this discussion of custom rifles, one need look no further for the answer to the many questions often posed here regarding what makes any custom rifle worth it and the utility of embellishment.
The rakish shape of a Niedner butt plate versus a mere rubber pad or plastic plate; the difference between the elegance and crispness of lines on this Canyon Creek masterpiece and a factory, mass produced stock with vague, uninspired lines, like those on CZs, Brownings, Winchesters, and (add your favorite rifle, even any Anschutz ); the beauty of the exquisitely shaped, shadow-lined cheek piece versus a superfluous, haphazardly rounded mound of left extra wood, or no cheek piece at all; the precision and attractiveness of perfectly executed, hand-cut checkering diamonds compared to utilitarian, machine-cut striations; it is all on display here for the viewing. I would also recommend all check out Bowwild’s newly completed Canyon Creek Dakota M10 that boasts the same incomparable virtues with possibly even more severe rakish lines.
Will everyone be willing to pony up the equivalent of 3 or even 4 brand new Anschutz sporters for a single exceptional rifle? Of course not, but surely all with eyes to see can appreciate the difference...right?

TBR
Absolutely. I can and do appreciate the difference. Unfortunately, I just can't afford it, but I am happy for those who can. At least I get to look at the pictures.
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I am afraid that I have (with a bit of encouragement) badly sidetracked this thread. Perhaps GSPFan can get it back on the original track?

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He was looking for an action, we recommended the 52, and you showed him what was possible. No highjack here.
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OK, you convinced me. Just wondering, TBR, would you put the Sako 78 Finnscout in a similar league with the Winchester 52?

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