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Old 09-05-2014, 07:19 PM
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I will go home and measure mine. The pencil barrel that I am very impressed with (as far as look and size) are the model 75 sporters.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:01 PM
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52-r

Just got a used, Winchester 52-R.

SN BS4238

it's glossy

Pencil bbl.

With forearm screw
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:04 AM
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Here's a new one- Bought a used
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Pencil bbl
Satin finish
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SN. WBS0549
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Old 01-30-2015, 12:05 PM
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Win 52-B

1. Is your rifle a Winchester or Browning marked rifle? Winchester
2. What is your rifle's serial number?10NP800058

3. Does your rifle have a glossy or satin finished stock?Glossy Tiger Striped Maple (Black Checkering)
4. Which variants do you have? (ie: pencil barrel, heavy barrel, Fajen stock, Utah Centennial, other ?)Fajen
5. When did you purchase your rifle and was the rifle new or used? August 17, 1998

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Old 02-12-2015, 03:26 PM
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Winchester
IONR800361
Satin
Browning extended scope bases & rings
1998, New in box, $405.00. (I may not be first owner)
Regular sporter barrel.

Came with no sights, now has a Weaver K4. Round sporter crown. Screw in center checkered diamond.

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Old 02-12-2015, 04:31 PM
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Winchester
IONR800361
Satin
Browning extended scope bases & rings
1998, New in box, $405.00. (I may not be first owner)
Regular sporter barrel.

Came with no sights, now has a Weaver K4. Round sporter crown. Screw in center checkered diamond.
Great price!
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:50 PM
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I just picked up a Winchester 52B Fajen stock serial 10NP800369. Excellent used in box with a really big scope on it. Paid an excellent price from a Widow.
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I just picked up a Winchester 52B Fajen stock serial 10NP800369. Excellent used in box with a really big scope on it. Paid an excellent price from a Widow.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:59 PM
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I just picked up a Winchester 52B Fajen stock serial 10NP800369. Excellent used in box with a really big scope on it. Paid an excellent price from a Widow.
Factory records show this one was returned to Winchester/Browning for about a week on August 27th, 1998. Not clear as to why or what was done.
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:16 PM
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Model 52 Fajen

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I'm not sure of the exact years of manufacture, but that seems to me the general order of things. I'm still unsure as to how and when the other specialty rifles fit in to this time frame. The Zander's heavy barrels, the Fajen Stocked rifles and the Utah Centennial Rifles. Can anyone shed any light on this subject? I have this wonderful data from a previous thread on this subject:

Kix; you're in for another fun ride if you start collecting these (maybe "accumulating") is a more accurate term.
Six (6) different versions of this 2nd generation (or "repro" as some call them) 52 sporter were produced depending on how you define it.
By my count, they are as follows;
1)st version was the Ltd. production marked "Browning", already in production the year "Winchester" was purchased by the owners' of Browning, thus setting the stage for the next production run with "Winchester" stamps. This Browning is a 52 C wearing the high-combed C stock.
2)nd version "Winchester"; this was introduced as a limited edition with total numbers of production unclear. This is a C sporter but wearing the more conservative, lower-combed "B" stock.
3)rd version "Winchester" stamped "Utah Centennial"; this is a special run of the above listed Winchester 52 but with rollmarks honoring the State of Utah's Centennial. Otherwise identical to the remainder of the Winchester 52 C production run.
4)th version the super-rare "Fajen"-stocked Winchester 52 C sporter, wearing the racy, fiddle-back maple stock. This was produced in extremely low numbers (less than 50 total?) for the S.H.O.T. show, along with a series of 4 similarly-stocked other Winchester rifles. So there was a set of 5 Winchesters all wearing the same semi-custom Fajen stock, with this M 52 being one of the set of 5. The serial numbers were all the same within the set. Finding, and acquiring one of these Fajen rifles without buying the set of 5 Winchesters is nearly impossible and is a $$ venture.
5)th version is limited to 250 rifles (at the most) commissioned by Zander's Sporting Goods from the regular production run of the Winchester 52 Cs. This Zander's rifle has a heavier, tapered barrel than the standard sporter. The muzzle is counter-bored and the receiver is grooved for dovetailed scope mounts. This is a high-gloss stock in the same configuration that the regular run of Winchester 52 C sporters wore.
6)th is the same as above, 250 rifles (at the most) but wearing a satin finished stock.
This completes all the versions of the second generation or "reproduction" 52 C sporters produced. There were actually two separate runs of the "Ltd." production Winchester 52 C but they are identical in appearance, distinguishable only by serial numbers, I believe.
I owned an original C sporter but wouldn't carry it into the squirrel woods. It was pristine. So I had the C lt. target rifle wearing a custom American black walnut stock "sporterized" and carried it into the squirrel woods for decades. This rifle is visible in another thread on this board.
But, had ANY of the above sporters been available "back in the day" I would have bought and carried one of them into the woods without hesitation. And my custom 52 I had sporterized wouldn't exist (by the way, the rifle was already a "chopped" rifle when I first acquired it).
So Kix, have fun, there are the above six (6) reproductions out there to be tracked down and had (for a price). Incidentally, each of these rifles have the version designated in some way on the box, naming which rifle it is. In some cases it is only an adhesive bar code type label with the version also named in print.

Kix

Checked with Winchester/Browning representative who has access to Winchester records. She just called me after researching the Fajen model 52's. According to the records............ they built and shipped 320 of the special Fajen models in 1998 and shipped them to Reinhart Fajen in Lincoln, Nebraska.


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Old 02-26-2015, 04:41 PM
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Fajen 52

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Is that a "10NP801000" or "10NP800100"? The Fajens were in the first of the 10NP80 family and have have all been under 400 so far. I would expect the SN 1000 in the 10NP series to be a standard Winchester pencil barrel.
Any response on this??
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:18 PM
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Any response on this??
No response to that.


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Checked with Winchester/Browning representative who has access to Winchester records. She just called me after researching the Fajen model 52's. According to the records............ they built and shipped 320 of the special Fajen models in 1998 and shipped them to Reinhart Fajen in Lincoln, Nebraska.
That is more info than they provided me back when I bugged them several years ago. I published all they sent me earlier in this thread - the annual production numbers.
Did she provide any information about the 1999 production run of 330 guns?

The range of Fajen serial numbers I have seen reported is 0020 for the low and 0383 for the high (based on 20 rifles).
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:43 PM
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Model 52 Reproduction Fajen in 22 caliber

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That is more info than they provided me back when I bugged them several years ago. I published all they sent me earlier in this thread - the annual production numbers.
Did she provide any information about the 1999 production run of 330 guns?

The range of Fajen serial numbers I have seen reported is 0020 for the low and 0383 for the high (based on 20 rifles).
She is going to be calling me. I will ask her about 1999 production numbers.

Particularly curious about the number sequencing of the Fajen run. With the number range we are looking at, they must not have done a "sequential" production. Mine is #58 of the given range but I asked her to research the higher numbers above #320.

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Old 02-27-2015, 04:54 PM
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She is going to be calling me. I will ask her about 1999 production numbers.

Particularly curious about the number sequencing of the Fajen run. With the number range we are looking at, they must not have done a "sequential" production. Mine is #58 of the given range but I asked her to research the higher numbers above #320.
These are the serial numbers I have accumulated:
Goeman Auction April 2013:
0020,

Reported on RFC by members:
0058, 0074, 0104, 0201, 0267, 0281, 0333, 0357 & 0369

Copied from the Yahoo UsersGroup list (no further info available):
0115, 0125, 0169, 0279, 0365 & 0383

GunBroker Nov 2013:
0129

The next highest serial number from 1998 "NP" series is 0472 which is a "pencil barrel".
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:21 PM
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I just picked this one up this week, NIB from a collectors estate.

Browning
BA121NZ496 (Box has it as 00121 but the 00 was struck thru and BA hand written)
Satin Stock
Pencil Barrel
Sporter on the trigger guard
No mounts??

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