Avatar
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Lost password?
Avatar
NY
Member
WACA Guest
Forum Posts: 6519
Member Since:
November 1, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
March 16, 2024 - 3:57 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Rcvr sight not original, but with a model as rare as this, you can’t pick & choose.  Big Larry is the only one I know who owns another.

https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/1041625951

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2359
Member Since:
December 31, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
March 16, 2024 - 4:53 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

clarence said
Rcvr sight not original, but with a model as rare as this, you can’t pick & choose.  Big Larry is the only one I know who owns another.

https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/1041625951

  

Amazing, is the fact, that this rifle is #7000 and mine is #7001. I would buy this rifle for a consecutive set, but it has no condition. Mine has two holes drilled into the receiver where a former owner installed a Lyman 48 sight. Other than that, it is a real nice rifle with over 98% of the Japan finish still present. I had to buy another rifle to fix this very scarce Stainless rifle.  Big Larry

 

M52-7001-1.jpgImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2359
Member Since:
December 31, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
March 16, 2024 - 5:09 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Big Larry said

clarence said

Rcvr sight not original, but with a model as rare as this, you can’t pick & choose.  Big Larry is the only one I know who owns another.

https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/1041625951

  

Amazing, is the fact, that this rifle is #7000 and mine is #7001. I would buy this rifle for a consecutive set, but it has no condition. Mine has two holes drilled into the receiver where a former owner installed a Lyman 48 sight. Other than that, it is a real nice rifle with over 98% of the Japan finish still present. I had to buy another rifle to fix this very scarce Stainless rifle.  Big Larry

 

M52-7001-1.jpgImage Enlarger

  

Found a couple more pics of my SS M52.   Big Larry

 

M52-slowlock-ss-2.jpgImage EnlargerSS-serial-number.jpgImage EnlargerSS-marks-4.jpgImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Avatar
Location: 32000' +
Moderator
Moderator
Forum Posts: 2153
Member Since:
July 17, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
March 16, 2024 - 5:11 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I think the 2 rifles deserve to be near each other, when are you going to find consecutive number rifles with stainless barrels again?

Best Regards,

WACA Life Member #6284 - Specializing in Pre-64 Winchester .22 Rimfire

http://rimfirepublications.com/  

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2359
Member Since:
December 31, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
March 16, 2024 - 5:18 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

JWA said
I think the 2 rifles deserve to be near each other, when are you going to find consecutive number rifles with stainless barrels again?

Best Regards,

  

Probably never, but I don’t collect these any longer. I’m back to Smith and Wessons. Just bought a Victory from the US Maritime Commission. Has BPD on the grip frame. Letter states after the war it was sold to the Boston PD. After the war, I lived in Boston. Big Larry

 

BPD-Victory-1.jpgImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Avatar
NY
Member
WACA Guest
Forum Posts: 6519
Member Since:
November 1, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
March 16, 2024 - 5:20 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

JWA said
I think the 2 rifles deserve to be near each other, when are you going to find consecutive number rifles with stainless barrels again?

Soulmates, separated by fate.  Larry could have one for display, one to shoot.

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 78
Member Since:
June 1, 2023
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
7
March 16, 2024 - 7:16 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

delete

Avatar
NY
Member
WACA Guest
Forum Posts: 6519
Member Since:
November 1, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
8
March 16, 2024 - 7:32 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Blue Ridge Parson said
There is something special about having consecutive numbered Winchesters.

Here are two pair of mine: 

Did you find them separately, or had they already been paired when you acquired them? 

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2359
Member Since:
December 31, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
9
March 16, 2024 - 7:35 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

clarence said
Rcvr sight not original, but with a model as rare as this, you can’t pick & choose.  Big Larry is the only one I know who owns another.

https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/1041625951

  

That ones not rare. This one is rare. Big Larry

Stainless-marking-4.jpgImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 78
Member Since:
June 1, 2023
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10
March 16, 2024 - 7:35 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

delete

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4344
Member Since:
November 19, 2006
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11
March 16, 2024 - 10:46 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Big Larry said

clarence said

Rcvr sight not original, but with a model as rare as this, you can’t pick & choose.  Big Larry is the only one I know who owns another.

https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/1041625951

  

That ones not rare. This one is rare. Big Larry

Stainless-marking-4.jpgImage Enlarger

  

I’m not a .22 guy, but even I know enough to know this is a very rare rifle.  

Avatar
NY
Member
WACA Guest
Forum Posts: 6519
Member Since:
November 1, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
12
March 16, 2024 - 11:31 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

steve004 said I’m not a .22 guy, but even I know enough to know this is a very rare rifle.  

Before non-corrosive ammo (1927), stainless would have been a great advantage.  Stainless still listed as an option in the ’29 catalog, dropped by ’33.  At least one Model 1904 or similar low-cost boy’s rifle has turned up with a stainless brl.  Speculation is that factory discovered buyers weren’t lining up to pay the premium for stainless, & began offering them at reduced rates.  Like to find the extra cost for stainless, but in catalogs of this period, prices were printed on a separate sheet.

Steve, don’t loose heart about not being a “.22 guy”; you’re young enough to overcome this malady if you apply yourself.

Avatar
Northern edge of the D/FW Metromess
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 5189
Member Since:
November 7, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
13
March 16, 2024 - 11:39 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Steve-

Not a .22 guy? The only thing I have against rimfires is that I don’t get to use all my fancy and expensive reloading equipment. One nice thing about rimfires is that I don’t have to use all my fancy and expensive reloading equipment. If some wise person prescribes some rimfire therapy I’ll be happy to help, just PM for directions.

 

Mike

Life Member TSRA, Endowment Member NRA
BBHC Member, TGCA Member
Smokeless powder is a passing fad! -Steve Garbe
I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it. -Woodrow F. Call, Lonesome Dove
Some of my favorite recipes start out with a handful of depleted counterbalance devices.-TXGunNut
Presbyopia be damned, I'm going to shoot this thing! -TXGunNut
Avatar
Location: 32000' +
Moderator
Moderator
Forum Posts: 2153
Member Since:
July 17, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
14
March 16, 2024 - 11:47 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

TXGunNut said
The only thing I have against rimfires is that I don’t get to use all my fancy and expensive reloading equipment. If some wise person prescribes some rimfire therapy I’ll be happy to help, just PM for directions.

Mike

  

Mike, let me introduce you to the .22 rimfire Neal Waltz die – https://www.portercalls.com/neal_waltz_die.htm

It certainly added MANY more enjoyable hours to my rimfire hobby with experimentation and testing!  Aside from the bullet nose modifications for field use, I run all of my Match ammo through it to standardize concentricity/runout.

Best Regards,

WACA Life Member #6284 - Specializing in Pre-64 Winchester .22 Rimfire

http://rimfirepublications.com/  

Avatar
NY
Member
WACA Guest
Forum Posts: 6519
Member Since:
November 1, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
15
March 17, 2024 - 12:24 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

JWA said

Mike, let me introduce you to the .22 rimfire Neal Waltz die – https://www.portercalls.com/neal_waltz_die.htm

It certainly added MANY more enjoyable hours to my rimfire hobby with experimentation and testing!  Aside from the bullet nose modifications for field use, I run all of my Match ammo through it to standardize concentricity/runout. 

No time yet to read in detail, but thanks for posting!  Some 40 yrs ago I bought a trim-die advertised in Rifle mag that produces similar results by turning any round-nose bullet into a “wad-cutter.”  A whole lot less sophisticated (& cheaper):  merely run round into die & file nose flat.  As I never hunted with anything but Tenex, it made that match round a very effective killer.  Later, had a machinist make a similar die for factory .32 S&W Longs (then, too cheap to bother reloading), & what a dramatic diff that made: almost too destructive for small-game hunting!

Avatar
Location: 32000' +
Moderator
Moderator
Forum Posts: 2153
Member Since:
July 17, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
16
March 17, 2024 - 2:56 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

I remember that file-flat nose die but never bought one.

I bought my Neal Waltz die set many years ago and at that time they came with a flat nose die as well as the center spike and standard hollow point.  Back then they were less than $100 for the set (which I thought was pricey at the time).  I have had lots of fun experimenting with it and it gives me one more reason to go out and shoot more.

Best Regards,

WACA Life Member #6284 - Specializing in Pre-64 Winchester .22 Rimfire

http://rimfirepublications.com/  

Avatar
Texas
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 284
Member Since:
January 20, 2023
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
17
March 20, 2024 - 7:36 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

TXGunNut said
Steve-

Not a .22 guy? The only thing I have against rimfires is that I don’t get to use all my fancy and expensive reloading equipment. One nice thing about rimfires is that I don’t have to use all my fancy and expensive reloading equipment. If some wise person prescribes some rimfire therapy I’ll be happy to help, just PM for directions.

 

Mike

  

Mike,

Now you’ve done it. They were just getting quiet and ready for their pre-afternoon-nap Thorazine injections but you’ve set them off again. 

- Bill 

 

WACA # 65205; life member, NRA; member, TGCA; member, TSRA; amateur preservationist

"I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both, and I believe they both get paid in the end, but the fools first." -- David Balfour, narrator and protagonist of the novel, Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 778
Currently Online: Bert H., cj57, 28 gauge, wg1776, Gregory, Randycrockett
Guest(s) 85
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
clarence: 6519
TXGunNut: 5189
Chuck: 4669
steve004: 4344
1873man: 4330
Big Larry: 2359
twobit: 2323
mrcvs: 1772
TR: 1731
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 17
Topics: 12923
Posts: 112675

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1791
Members: 8933
Moderators: 4
Admins: 3
Navigation