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Old 10-26-2019, 11:45 AM
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Picked up a 1924 Pre-A



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My latest Winchester 52, a 1924 Pre-A slow-lock. No crack of doom. Had the Lyman 438 that was on a Winchester 60A that I had picked up at a gun show but it fit the condition of this 52 better and will probably better serve this than the little single shot 60A.

On the the 82a rear sight, what unit of measure are the range graduation and what does each hash mark on the windage represent?

Brings me to 4 now, 1924 Pre-A, 1933 Pre-A, 1940 52B and 1960 52C.

















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Old 10-26-2019, 12:22 PM
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Well, with four in the safe, you're gonna have to be careful. They start multiplying like rabbits! Nice snag, I have two pre-A's and they are accurate! Enjoy!
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Old 10-26-2019, 07:04 PM
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What a beauty. These things are so graceful.

Thanks for taking the time to share it with your photos.
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Old 10-27-2019, 02:12 AM
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Got some range time in this evening. Seems to like Eley Match, did pretty well with Aguila Match but not as well at 50 yards with Aguila.

Not bad for a 95 year old Pre-A slow-lock with 87A rear and blade front sights/4x Lyman 438. Might give my 1933 Pre-A speed-lock a run for its money. Definitely out shoots my 52B and 52C hands down. Though I've always shot the Pre-A's better.





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Old 10-28-2019, 07:43 PM
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I grew up with a slow lock pre-A Model 52 Winchester that my father owned. It was made in 1927 and purchased by an elderly man for squirrel hunting. After six months, the gentleman decided it was too heavy and sold it to my father in early 1928... still in like new condition. Pop put a Lyman 5A scope on it and that was his .22 rifle for the rest of his life.

The slow lock has always been my favorite rifle and it's nice to see one as beautiful as yours. The elevation distances should be marked and be very close to being right on if standard velocity cartridges are used. I'm not sure what the windage marks are calibrated to be.

Enjoy what is a wonderful rifle by any standard.
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Old 10-28-2019, 10:50 PM
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Nice rifle and seems to be a good shooter. It is funny though as I was shooting S/N: 3388 today at our local range. This is the one gotafish had for sale. It shot about the same groups using Federal Automatch and SK Standard Plus with the iron sights. It has found a home with a friend of mine who has 27 other 52's from Pre-A's to E's
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