Winchester Model 52B

DaRoostaDaRoosta Member Posts: 270 ✭✭✭
edited September 2001 in Ask the Experts
I'm looking for an estimated manufacturing year and value range of a Winchester 52B, .22 LR bolt-action, standard heavy competition barrel, 95%+ condition. It has Redfield competition front and rear apeture sights, hand rail for sling adjustment, etc. It is serial #70xxxB. I have a ton of extras for this thing, like forend stop, several wood offhand forend and clip-style rests and 2 10-round clips to name a few. Any information you could provide would be great. Thanks in advance.
[email protected] Southern Oregon


  • RembrandtRembrandt Member Posts: 5,012
    edited November -1
    Would need the last three digits to be more precise on the date of manufacture, but here is what Herbert G.Houze's book "The Winchester Model 52" says.August 3, 1948 69,905August 12, 1948 70,105August 23, 1948 70,325September 7, 1948 70,605September 13, 1948 70,705September 17, 1948 70,825September 27, 1948 70,905September 28, 1948 71,06552's are one of my alltime favorites, they say "there are .22's and then there are 52's"My guess is about $500-$1000, the ten round magazines are hard to find. they are probably worth about $40-$50 each[This message has been edited by Rembrandt (edited 09-04-2001).]
  • DaRoostaDaRoosta Member Posts: 270 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks, Rembrandt. The actual serial # is 70032. I guess that would date it right in between August 3 and August 12, 1948. I didn't realize it was that old. I agree with you that this is one of my all-time favorites as well. I used to shoot in some smallbore indoor 4-position competitions with it. I haven't shot it for almost 15 years. We used to shoot 8" clangers at 300-yards at the gun club without a problem...open sights, too. I'm not even close to the original owner of this since I'm only a little more than half as old as the rifle itself. I just picked it back up this past weekend, so I thought I'd check into it. Thanks again.
  • WIN-COLTWIN-COLT Member Posts: 60 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    DaRoostaI would like you to e-mail me at [email protected] you are interested in trading it away or selling it outright.WIN-COLT
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