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February 11, 2021 - 3:33 pm
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https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/892240241

Except for a buffing wheel (or grind stone) applied to the rcvr. ring.  And non-original sights.  And not a heavy brl.  Otherwise, just like it left the factory!

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clarence said
https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/892240241

Except for a buffing wheel (or grind stone) applied to the rcvr. ring.  And non-original sights.  And not a heavy brl.  Otherwise, just like it left the factory!  

Just some flaking of the blue. Possibility it came with a 48J, and some folks cannot tell a HB from a standard.

Standard stainless steel rifle with no Japanned finish, and a checkered stock, just went for near $4,000 on Guns Intl.

My 52’s must be worth zillions by now.  Big Larry

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Big Larry said

Just some flaking of the blue. 

Way beyond that, Larry!  Don’t you see the dark pits in the buffed (or probably sanded) surface?  A $400 gun (I wouldn’t give that much) starting at $800!

If your 52s are worth zillions, what are your Smiths worth?  Bazillions?

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clarence said

Big Larry said

Just some flaking of the blue. 

Way beyond that, Larry!  Don’t you see the dark pits in the buffed (or probably sanded) surface?  A $400 gun (I wouldn’t give that much) starting at $800!

If your 52s are worth zillions, what are your Smiths worth?  Bazillions?  

Like a lot of SS Winchesters, they are missing all or a partial loss of the Japanned finish. I have seen many with the finish sanded off. The rifle is a very rare specimen. Notice the right side Lyman? It may well be a factory installed Lyman 48T. The bbl. can be re Japanned if you have the correct formula. I doubt that even minty, it would not be worth $4,000, or maybe I am wrong. Collectors will pay a substantial premium for the SS and NS bbld. rifles. I doubt that my S&W’s are more valuable than my Winchesters. I think I paid $2,500 for my SS M52, and it is in much better condition, but for two receiver holes where some dummy attached a Lyman 48. The holes are plugged and it is a very handsome rifle from 1926. No, it does not have a Shark Fin sight. It has a M67-A Globe. A special order sight at the time.   As soon as I can get the rifle to my buddy to get it photographed, I will post pics.    Big Larry

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