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Hello!

New member here. My name is Heriberto “Eddie” Colón-López, from NC. 

I do not consider myself as a Winchester collector but more of an enthusiast. I do collect US Martial weapons and vintage target rifles along with all the gadgets from the era they were made, especially Al Freeland accesories. I currently own two Winchester rifles; one model 52C (purchased from seewin, great guy to deal with and learn from) and a model 52D, both US Property marked. 

I am an avid smallbore shooter and enjoy using the old American made target rifles with period optics and equipment. I would like to add a Model 70 Target at some point. Have a very nice 14X Unertl target telescope waiting for me to find a model 70 target. As with any other weapon I have, originality is key for the model 70 I want; “the one” has not shown up yet. Lets say that I have lost some bitter auction battles! ?

I look forward enjoying the forum and learning more about Winchester arms in general.

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Eddie,

Welcome to the WACA website… you are now on a downhill path to the fatal addiction we call “Winchester collecting”!

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I do not consider myself as a Winchester collector but more of an enthusiast. I do collect US Martial weapons and vintage target rifles along with all the gadgets from the era they were made, especially Al Freeland accesories.

Pretty much describes me, too.  Last purchase was a 1922MI, for which I’m now looking for an O’Hare front sight protector.  (Have 2 now.)  Before that, it was a 52A HB.  Been looking a long time for a Krag carbine I can afford, but prospects look poor. All to shoot, no wall-hangers for me.

PS, Are you familiar with the special USMC front-sight blade for ’03s & ’22s?  Have two & just ordered another from Bill Bentz.

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I do not consider myself as a Winchester collector but more of an enthusiast. I do collect US Martial weapons and vintage target rifles along with all the gadgets from the era they were made, especially Al Freeland accesories.

Pretty much describes me, too.  Last purchase was a 1922MI, for which I’m now looking for an O’Hare front sight protector.  (Have 2 now.)  Before that, it was a 52A HB.  Been looking a long time for a Krag carbine I can afford, but prospects look poor. All to shoot, no wall-hangers for me.

PS, Are you familiar with the special USMC front-sight blade for ’03s & ’22s?  Have two & just ordered another from Bill Bentz.  

Yes, I am familiar with USMC style sights for 1903’s. I have a front and rear set with front sight cover made by Bill Bentz on a 1903A1 that I use for “as issued” 1903 Springfield competition. Bill is a nice guy to deal with and the sights are top notch. Currently in the process of converting said rifle into a USMC m1941 sniper rifle!

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Welcome Eddie.

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Welcome, Eddie. I don’t truly consider myself a collector either, I think “shooter/accumulator of old Winchesters and similar firearms” Is more accurate. It’s not a hobby, it’s an addiction. Resistance is futile. Shooting those vintage target rifles is the most fun I’ve had in quite awhile, looking forward to hearing about your adventures and acquisitions.

 

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