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Old 09-16-2020, 12:51 AM
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I need help identifying my Model 52!



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Hello guys, I recently just received a bunch of rifles from my deceased Grandpa, he's been gone awhile..miss him. Anyway it turns out he had a Model 52 in very good shape, and I didn't even know what I had until my dad told me about it..and what they are. I tried doing some research, I just can't seem to find any closure, I need your guys help! The serial is WBS012x and comes back as a 1920's production, but it seems to have a sporting stock? This is the part that confused me the most, I just can't seem to figure out what I really have here. Any help would be much, much appreciated.Thank you in advance.










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Old 09-16-2020, 01:13 AM
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You have whatís commonly referred to here on RFC as a 52-R. It is a reproduction of the 52-B stock with a reproduction 52-C action with a modified Micro-Motion trigger. The guns were made and sold in the early 90ís and much has been discussed about them on RFC. A great deal of information can be found in the 52-R STICKY at the top of the 52 Forum page. Welcome to RFC.
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You have whatís commonly referred to here on RFC as a 52-R. It is a reproduction of the 52-B stock with a reproduction 52-C action with a modified Micro-Motion trigger. The guns were made and sold in the early 90ís and much has been discussed about them on RFC. A great deal of information can be found in the 52-R STICKY at the top of the 52 Forum page. Welcome to RFC.
Thank you! It seems I have a low serial. I thought I may have had some holy grail rifle or something..haha. I'm assuming my model isn't worth near as much as an original. Any idea on its value? Thanks.
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I have two of the Repos, one marked Browning and one Winchester, in excellent condition $700-1000 depending on who's looking at them, yes a lot less than an original but still nice rifles.


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Thank you! It seems I have a low serial. I thought I may have had some holy grail rifle or something..haha. I'm assuming my model isn't worth near as much as an original. Any idea on its value? Thanks.
Many consider the original 52-C Sporter to be the best bolt action .22 rimfire ever made. It was the only 52 sporter version that was factory drilled and tapped for scope bases. There were "about" 1,500 of them made. They go for around $5,000.00.

Your reproduction is a nice rifle, but is worth $800-$1,000 at this time.
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They are excellent rifles. They typically shoot very well and have some amenities only found on expensive, higher end guns. Enjoy it and think of your grandpa every time you take it out.
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They are excellent rifles. They typically shoot very well and have some amenities only found on expensive, higher end guns. Enjoy it and think of your grandpa every time you take it out.
Oh I most definitely will! It was 2001...I was 6 years old when my grandpa first taught me to shoot. This is the very rifle I held and learned on from him. The first rifle I ever shot. It will stay with me, for the duration of my life. Thanks for all the feedback and help guys!
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Oh I most definitely will! It was 2001...I was 6 years old when my grandpa first taught me to shoot. This is the very rifle I held and learned on from him. The first rifle I ever shot. It will stay with me, for the duration of my life. Thanks for all the feedback and help guys!
I think the "WBS" serial numbered rifles were produced in 1994/1995 so it's not much older than you.
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Enjoy it and think of your grandpa every time you take it out.
That's it's true value
Memories of your gramdpa can't be calculated in dollars
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Old 09-19-2020, 01:39 AM
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a very nice rifle with a good scope. Buy some sk ammo and enjoy it. There arenít many rimfires that have the feel of a 52 sporter. The triggers on those can be amazing.

The memories you have with it are worth more than the rifle. Makes me think of my grandpa and his 10/22 I have. I miss that old man. He was the best.

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