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February 23, 2023 - 11:02 pm
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What is going on with this 52? It appears to be an early receiver but has a D or E barrel and stock and equipped with a Canjar trigger.  What is the vertical slot in the rear of the bolt and what was the purpose of the part that is inserted in there now?  Did the D’s and E’s have a machined trigger guard rather than the earlier one that was stamped.  This all must have been gunsmithed but why not just buy a later D or E?

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Old-Win said This all must have been gunsmithed but why not just buy a later D or E?

  

Very good question; some one went to a lot of work.  Serial applied 1931.  Original safety removed, which wouldn’t work with replaced bolt.  Don’t see anything unusual about rear of bolt.  Yes, after 40 yrs with a BB-gun trigger guard, 52s finally got the guard they should have had in the first place when the D was introduced.

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Someone went to a lot of work to resurrect that old receiver. 

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Looks like a fresh Tru-oil refinish on the wood. Nice looking old match gun.

 

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TXGunNut said
Looks like a fresh Tru-oil refinish on the wood. 

Well, entire gun looks near new, esp all the bright alum parts; guess they could have been polished.  Seems improbable anyone would have put it together when D parts were available from factory, but even less likely more recently. 

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clarence said

TXGunNut said

Looks like a fresh Tru-oil refinish on the wood. 

Well, entire gun looks near new, esp all the bright alum parts; guess they could have been polished.  Seems improbable anyone would have put it together when D parts were available from factory, but even less likely more recently. 

  

Does this make mine more valuable?   Big Larry

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Big Larry said Does this make mine more valuable?   Big Larry  

All yours are new, or close to it.

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