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Old 06-30-2010, 07:52 PM
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A USRAC 52 Sporting does NOT require nor deserve anything approximating an apology.
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I completely agree. These rifles are nearly identical to the originals in design, the workmanship is superb and the materials are as good or in some cases better than the originals. The rifles are accurate in the extreme. They are, in my opinion, the best bang for your bolt action rimfire buck...period. You can buy a rifle of similar quality from Anschutz, or Cooper or a few other custom rifle makers, but you will pay a LOT more for it than the cost of a Miroku made Winchester or Browning marked 52 re-issue. They are quite simply superb rifles.

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Old 07-01-2010, 01:20 AM
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Well thanks. I did my best to duplicate the original with iron sights, etc.
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:33 PM
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1948.....52B




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1957......52C



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Old 08-14-2010, 12:28 AM
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Once the 52C came on the market any further development of rimfire actions was unnecessary.
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:48 AM
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Once the 52C came on the market any further development of rimfire actions was unnecessary.
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Amen, Brother!!

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Old 02-05-2011, 11:54 AM
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My Winchester 52's

Hello all, here are some of mine.
Top rifle is a 1961 52D that wears a 24X Leupold M8 scope. This rifle has been professionally bedded, re-crowned and the trigger was enhanced by Karl Kenyon. This rifle is easily the most accurate rimfire I have ever owned with the best trigger.
The second rifle is a 1956 52C standard barrel with astonishing wood. It currently wears a 20X Lyman Super Target Spot. It is completely original.
The third rifle is a heavy Barrel 1956 52C with Redfield Olympic sights. This is also a completely original rifle.
The fourth rifle is a 1948 52B BullGun. This rifle is well used but is still accurate in the extreme. This one wears a 15X Lyman Super Target Spot.






These are my 52 Re-issue rifles. All of them have the original box and paperwork. The top one is the one I affectionately refer to as "The Stradivarius". I bought this rifle simply because the wood is amazing. Fortunately it is also an exceptional shooter. I had the Lawyer pin removed and the trigger improved internally by my local gunsmith. This one is one of my favorite shooters for squirrel and rabbits, etc. It wears a Leupold 3-9 Vari-X II.
The second rifle is my Browning 52 Re-issue. It is nearly new in the box with only about a hundred rounds down the pipe. It wears a vintage Japanese 3-9 scope and has had the lawyer pin removed and the trigger enhanced by my gunsmith.
The third rifle is my latest acquisition, another Winchester marked 52 re-issue. This one has very nice wood and shoots extremely well. I removed the Lawyer pin myself on this one and I think I'll leave the trigger as it is. It breaks especially clean and light. I mounted a vintage 3-9X Denver Redfield on this one.














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Old 02-07-2011, 11:48 PM
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jGEE, that is the most beautiful 52 I have seen. All I can say is, WOW
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:01 PM
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Here is a couple pics of my 1952 52C Bull #77934. The stock I think is a Freeland it is Serial numbered the same as the Rifle.

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Old 02-18-2011, 09:51 AM
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Lots more pictures here:

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Old 05-02-2011, 05:26 PM
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The bolt handle looks good. Sometime, if you get a chance, would you mind posting a close-up picture of the bolt handle?
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Well, I made a different bolt handle entirely, so here it is. Again, patterned after the M70 bolt....



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Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Girls' rifle team of Drexel Institute." National Photo



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April 6, 1939. "Co-ed queen of rifle shooters. Jean Yocum, George Washington University co-ed, has won the Women's Individual Intercollegiate Rifle Championship, according to the National Rifle Association. Her score of 496 out of a possible 500 gave the individual title to a G.W. girl for the first time since 1929. Although this is only Miss Yocum's second year of shooting, she has maintained an average of 99 out of a possible 100 in all matches."
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:16 PM
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Win 52C & BSA International MkIV

Two of my favorites: Winchester 52C (1958), with Redfield International Match (rcvr) and Redfield Olympic (front) sights. Alongside is a BSA International Mark IV (1971), with Parker-Hale 25E and PH1 iron sights. Both rifles shoot equally well, and are in current use in RFC benchrest, 50 yard monthly matches, for vintage iron sight rifles. If I am not mistaken, most of us are vintage shooters as well. (more in post 47)



Second photo, below, Winchester 52C at back, and Winchester 75T in front.



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Old 07-25-2011, 06:22 PM
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Hey everyone, new member here. My grandfather passed this down to me when I visited him last weekend. It was my great grandfather's 52. He shot competitively, as well as hunted with it. I've been scouring the internet to find more info about this gun, which is how I stumbled on this forum. It was made the same year my grandfather was born, 1926. It's a Pre-A. The serial number is 43XX. The scope is a J.W. Fecker, with a serial number of 18XX. Anyways, I took it to the range this weekend and it shot great! I'm looking forward to shooting it more, and eventually passing it down to my son. Enjoy!

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