RIMFIRE .22LR RIFLES:

Wichester 52B
A new addition to my growing rifle collection is a Winchester 52B. It certainly has the history to it like some of my other rifles, but it is far from being at the top of its game, but this is how it is as I got it. This rifle, for as old as it is, shoots pretty darn good. So I hope to build up on this rifle and maybe bring back some of that "bling", I am sure was part of its life in its hey day!

The Win52B came in a partially refinished laminated stock with a custom trigger guard and butt plate made of machined aluminum. There were no scope mounts on the rifle but the barrel is drilled and tapped. The rear sights appears to be a Lyman (type unknown, need to do more research) and a Redfield Olympic front sight. The bluing on this rifle is about 75%. The bolt is serial numbered to the receiver and operates smoothly, but the bolt handle ball was cut flat on the inside towards the stock. The more remarkable item on this rifle is its barrel tuner which incorporates four screws (not functioning at this time) with each screw mount set at 45 degree angles with two mounts in the stock and two above barrel.

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Part of the fun in ownership is being able to modify the firearm. In this case, I decided to refinish the stock. It took a heck of a lot of work to strip and refinish, but it was worth it.

I guess you noticed that I was able to get my hands on a "period correct" Lyman SuperSpot 15X.

At this time, I had only shot the rifle once or twice, so it was my goal to see what this rifle could really do! I have to admit this rifle can shoot!!! This rifle prefers the "good stuff" and steady diet of Wolf Match Extra and Aguila SuperExtra. And this Winchester 52B, now has a place in my small and budding collection of rifles.

Remington 581 (coming soon, just too lazy to take the pics)