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Evolution if any of Win 52 barrels for accuracy

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I had an opportunity to examine a 52 pre A and 52B recently for sale. I realized how little I knew about these guns. I came back to this forum and also did a quick read a wiki pedia.

I think I have a general handle on triggers, actions, and stocks. What I have not found are reference to how the barrel making may have evolved over time.

Specifically were all 52 choke or taper bored? Or when did that start?

Logically, I would expect a lot more care into an Olympic grade E than a sporter. How does a D compare to a B? Or, exactly what models and when are the key differences in boring and chambering barrels?
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I have a 52 of about 1935 vintage. It has a Remington 37 barrel. After some digging I found that some shooters preferred the Remington barrel to the stock 52. Both are target type rimfire. My Remchester shoots well, better than I can. This is my only venture into a 52. I have always wanted one but didn't want to pay $1000 and upward for one. This was a very clean rifle and the cost was $525.
As a plus it came with a Vaver / Vartek aperture sight. I understand this is a premium addition. I have added a Lyman Super Target 20X on external mounts.
I just shoot it for fun and use it to test various brands of rimfire.
This might not answer your question, but once I started typing I got carried away.
wwace, That is an interesting observation. I have no history as the owner prior to me passed a while ago. He was a tool maker and machinist and I suspect he did his own work. More than one person commented he was a force to be reckoned with at the range.I am just having fun. I wish I could put my CZ trigger on the 52. When ZI shoot them back to back, I have to shoot the CZ first or my trigger muscle memory really is out of whack switching from 52 to CZ.
I bought this 52 on impulse for the most part. I cleaned the barrel and action that could be reached without taking the action from the stock. It is currently at a measured 6# and acts like it is very dirty. I am going to break it down and give it a good flushing and go from there. All I need is time.
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