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Winchester Moderl 52 B Sporter
March 4, 2016
3:05 pm
Todd G

 I am looking at possibly purchasing a 52 B sporter made in 1940, it has had a rubber recoil pad installed and a scope mounted on it, other than that it appears in good condition, it has reciever dovetail and peep sight with it. I am not familiar enough with the 52 to determine what the value might be after these modifications any information would be greatly appreciated.

March 5, 2016
2:35 am
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It sound’s like you are looking at a converted sporter and not an original example. The B sporters did not utilize the dovetailed receiver. These receivers were used only on the target rifles and dovetailed to mount the 82A Winchester flip up target sight. Unless done by a well known gunsmith, and modified very professionally, it has little if any collector value and is strictly in the ”shooter” class.

If in fact it was an original B sporter, which had been fitted with a recoil pad and receiver drilled/tapped, it is still in the shooter class, and will attract little to no attention from collectors, with an approximate value of $1000 to $1500 depending on overall condition.


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