23. Winchester Model 52C Sporting Rifle

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serial #97631C, 22 LR, 24" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a very crisp 52C sporter. The metal surfaces of the rifle retain 98% plus strong original blue finish. Some screw heads show very slight wear. The checkered pistolgrip walnut stock features a Monte Carlo cheekpiece, checkered steel shotgun buttplate, steel gripcap, black forend tip and Super Grade style swivels. The stock rates excellent with 98% original finish remaining and with crisp checkering. There are a few very light scratches here and there but they are minor. The rifle features its original adjustable factory "Micro Motion" trigger along with factory installed Lyman receiver sight and original ramp mounted beaded blade front with hood. The bolt is properly electric-pencil-numbered to the gun on underside. The rifle comes with an original and correct hang tag, correctly numbered bolt tag as well as the instruction pamphlet for the 52C rifle. 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 wonderful, published example of these scarce "C" sporters. (17889-3) {C&R} [Allan Wilson Collection] (3500/5500) SOLD FOR $5,175.00

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