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Geez you people have nice collections and displays. Mine just get buried in the safes and "rediscovered" every 5-10 years.


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Originally Posted by 338reddog
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Nice collection listed
My problem has always been retention. SeemsI end up turning them, I price them high and set ip at gun shows. I
This past year I sold a very nice 69A, 62a, 52b, and a 67.
I keep hoping to find a 75 sporter at a decent price along with a 61 magnum. I know where the magnum is and the old guy says I can buy it one of these days. I won’t hold my breath
The ones that got away and I still regret
63
62a(2)
72a
69 & 69A
1890 22short
75 Target
67boys
77 mag fed
47 missing a bolt
52b (I really prefer the 75 for some reason)
There are probably a few more

Weird you would prefer the 75? The 52's are made better. Seem to be more robust, and smooth as hell. The 69 and 75, not so much..
I know its weird. I guess its that it was the first Winchester target rifle I had. Its lighter and I didnt find the accuracy any better with the 52( or my 513). Now if it was a sporter that might be a different story. I know where there is a 52b sporter that I have been lusting after. I think I may try and make a deal on that one.
I wouldnt mind a 52 sporter in the safe remake or original.

Oh man, good luck getting the 52. Post some pics if you do!!! Thanks..

I really like my 52 sporter, but the trigger is not nearly as nice as the old '49 model B target rifle. I don't have the collection some of you guys do, but I sure do enjoy shooting them:
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I didn't really want to compare them side by side, because my favorite is my old '49. That rifle is so smooth. I only shot a couple groups with the iron sighted 52B that day, and then put it away:
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Those are 10 shot groups. The 52 sporter is a great shooter, but I think it got a little shook up, having its granddad sitting next to it on the bench!!
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The old iron sight rifle put a little whoopin on the youngster. The nice thing about it is, I just keep the rifles right where they are on the bench. I shoot the irons right handed, and the scoped rifles left handed.
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The only other Winchester rimfire in the arsenal is a new to me model 320. I'm really loving that rifle:
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I call that one my miniature model 70... It's nice and light, and it also shoots pretty dang well too:
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Like I was telling my girlfriend, there are other guys like me. They put target sights on rifles like this, when they shoot really well. This one was set up with a rear aperture at one time, and still has the front lyman target sight on it. Non original of course, but a tell tale sign of a "sleeper". Generally when I run across rifles like this, I snag them because I know they are going to shoot well.

The 52 sporter above was the same way when I got it: Set up with irons...
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I pulled the rear aperture sight off, and put filler screws in the holes and scoped it, since I already have the 52B target model. The Japanese did a fine job on that rifle. I have no complaints.


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I don’t mind target sights either on a sporter. I will probably have to add one to my Rem 513 S. Been looking for a stith mount ring to add a scope but they are far and few between.
I like your 52 and 320, Im not sure I ever have seen a 320 in person

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Originally Posted by 338reddog
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I don’t mind target sights either on a sporter. I will probably have to add one to my Rem 513 S. Been looking for a stith mount ring to add a scope but they are far and few between.
I like your 52 and 320, Im not sure I ever have seen a 320 in person

Thanks buddy. A 513S would be damn cool. One of my buddies has a 513T, and that one shoots very well. The Sporter version is much more trim and attractive looking though. Harder to find too!!

Yeah, I had never seen a 320 out in the wild either. When I first saw it, hanging on the wall, I thought to myself, that looks like a miniature model 70. Didn't realize it was a Winchester until I pulled it down to look at it.

It was hanging there with some CZ's:
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I didn't even know about them, until I researched them a little, after seeing it there. It sure was calling my name though. Very happy that I bought it. If I found another one, I'd buy it. This one was $374.95.. They lowered the price a little for me, as they wanted $400... He said he was not making any money on it, but I'm a good customer...


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
Originally Posted by Pharmseller
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I'll play, a low wall ordered in 1891 in 25 Winchester then rebarreled in 1908 by Winchester to .22LR. ( I lettered it and it shows it was returned to the factory in 1908, I assume the barrel).

The gun has

Upgraded wood and checkering
ebony inserts on forearm and grip
#3 weight, 30" Octagon Barrel (gun is close to 10lbs)
Swiss Buttplate
Midrange Vernier Tang sight
Three leaf rear sight
Globe front sight

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Fun post, thank you all. Wow, neat collections


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