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Maybe someone has already mentioned this, as I don't have the time to read very many of the posts here.

In this months American Rifleman there is an interesting article on the Model 52. If you're not an NRA member, you may want to borrow the magazine from a friend who is a member.

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MACC,
Mr. Houze has written extensively on the Win. 52, from his book and in other publications and has researched the subject quite well. However when it comes to the 52 International I believe there is some confusion.
His grouping the International Position rifle with the "D" series may be misleading. The 52 International Position came out in 1969 and was designated "E" in the serial number. This "E" receiver had changes from the "D", with the addition of a large recoil lug, ground bolt handle root and being drilled and tapped.
The "D" stayed in production as the target rifle until all 52 production stopped.
The 52 International Prone was, as Mr. Houze states, also designated "E" with the same action as the International position Rifle. Using Mr. Houze's figures for triggers, it appears that production for the 52 "E" position was 501. Combine the 37 "E" prone rifles and the total "E" production was 538.
In addition to the receiver differences the "E" barrels also differed from the "D".
BJ
 
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