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Old 03-22-2015, 10:07 AM
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OK, I've been watching this forum for awhile and I thought it about time I post some pics of my "Superstock Bolt Action". It's a Winchester 52B, 1949 vintage, converted from a Heavy Barrel to a Sporter, with a Lilja Chrome-Moly barrel, and an English walnut stock with a few "bells & whistles" a la LeRoy Barry at Canyon Creek Custom Gunstocks. LeRoy does the stock work and his wife, Connie, does all the checkering -- both wood and steel. Both are artists in every sense of the word!

Enjoy (I know I do).

Doug

The originals disappeared (thanks Photibucket), so will try to put them back. :-)

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Old 03-22-2015, 10:42 AM
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Oh Boy!

That is lovely beyond words.

Thanks for sharing Doug.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:31 AM
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That's a beauty Doug!!!!
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:19 PM
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Wow! Hey, I can honestly say I've seen that gun in person! Its even more stunning when its in your hand...

Funny, Doug pulled it out of the case, and told me to shoot it. If I remember correctly, told him "no way, that gun is worth more than I am". But he insisted. And I do cave easily to peer pressure

Not only a beautiful gun, but an extremely accurate one.

Thanks for posting this Doug. Was telling a friend about that gun not long ago. Getting to shoot it was one of those once in a lifetime types of things for me. Us country folk don't see things like that very often...

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Old 03-22-2015, 09:59 PM
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My goodness that is a pretty rifle!
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I love Leroy's and Connie's work at Canyon Creek. That is a beautiful piece of art you have. There is no junk that comes out of that shop. Now if you decide to part with that project like Kenny frequently does with his projects as he moves to the next one, please do not hesitate to contact me. Would make a wonderful addition to my collection. I do not have a 52 to date but it is on my bucket list. I am glad to see you shooting it. That is how it should be. People gasp as I take my projects out at our local squirrel matches. "You gonna shoot that?" Absolutely I say. If it wasn't meant to be shot they wouldn't have bored a hole down the barrel! You could stick it in the safe but what a waste. Beautiful gun. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:28 PM
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Beautiful!
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That is beautiful! It's probably a good thing I can't see it in person, I imagine you would get very upset when I drooled on your stock.
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Thanks for the compliments, guys! I debated for quite awhile whether to convert it to a sporter, but I'm glad I did (I did have some encouragement from a few folks here on RFC). It is not only a joy to look at but a joy to shoot, with a very nice trigger and tiny holes at the target. As ruthus says, they are made to be shot!

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Very, very, very nice...that's three verys. I love the wood, I love the stock lines, and I love the execution. Using the original trigger guard maintains that indescribable classic 52 look, although I'm sure you agonized over that decision.

If you don't mind my asking, what was the turn-around time on it, once Leroy had all the components in hand?

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As I recall, TBR, it was nearly eight months. But that included quite a bit of action work by LeRoy's 'smith -- a new Lilja barrel, re-profiling the bolt handle to allow for better scope clearance, polishing the receiver and bottom metal and original Winchester mag, jeweling the bolt, and some tweaking of the trigger (it was already good, but he got it to a crisp 1# pull). And Connie did A LOT of checkering -- the end of the grip and butt for the skeleton metal work, in addition to the regular checkering, as well as the bolt knob. All truly superb! On the one hand, it was difficult to wait that long, but on the other, it was worth it when I saw the final product. LeRoy was in touch with me all the way and has done a couple others for me since. I could not recommend anyone more highly.

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Probably the most stunning rifle ever in this forum. Thanks for sharing it with us.

As pretty as it is I am sure how it shoots is very important to you as well.
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Probably the most stunning rifle ever in this forum. Thanks for sharing it with us.

As pretty as it is I am sure how it shoots is very important to you as well.
Vincent, the pictures posted are good. But they don't begin to show how beautiful that gun actually is. I'm indebted to Doug to even allow me to touch the thing, much less shoot it. And yes, it shoots very very well.

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nice rig

that is one of the prettiest I've seen in awhile.
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Beautiful rifle dbr!

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