19. Winchester Model 52B Sporting Rifle

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Description Update (11/15/16): Buttplate Refinished and tiny crack at the heel of the butt

serial #53084B, 22 LR, 24" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a lovely 52 sporter. The metal surfaces of rifle retain 97% original blue with light muzzle wear and some even light thinning accounting for the majority of the loss. The floorplate screws show the slightest amount of slot wear. The checkered pistolgrip walnut stock with cheekpiece rates excellent retaining 98% strong original finish with crisp checkering. The rifle features its original checkered steel shotgun buttplate, hard rubber grip cap, black forend tip and the original Super Grade style swivels remain present. The rifle includes a blue bolt tag which is numbered to the rifle in pencil. Rifle is sighted with its original Lyman receiver sight and ramp mounted beaded blade front with hood in place. A single magazine is included with the rifle. This rifle is illustrated in Houze's the Winchester Model 52 on page 111 where it is credited to the Allan Wilson Collection. A very fine and highly collectible published Winchester rifle. (17889-8) {C&R} [Allan Wilson Collection] (3000/5000) SOLD FOR $2,875.00

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