Custom Rifle - Win. Model 52

Ben

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Years ago, I did a project for a ( late ) friend of mine .
It was a custom Win. Model 52, .22 Long Rifle.
The rifle had its own internal custom magazine and was a repeater.
I've shot the rifle a lot, it was a SUPER accurate .22 rifle.
He outsourced the metal engraving, blueing, and stock checkering.
I did all of the stock inletting, fitting , glass bedding and barrel free
floating,. I also did all the final stock finishing .

I thought that you might like to see some of the photos.

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Ben

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And YES, you are right, he had a VERY LARGE chunk of $ in this one !
 
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Brad

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That is a fine looking rifle.
He chose the right people for each phase and it all came together nicely.
 

Ben

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I've never seen a Win. Model 52 with a tang safety exactly like this one.
Again, it took around 7 years to build and a wagon load of money.

Ben
 

fiver

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hand checkering, mill work, scroll work... why?
yeah, yeah.
I know, ain't my money or my rifle,, but still.
 

Rick H

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That is amazing, I am not a fan of the engraving...but the rest of the rifle is exquisite, love the checkered bolt knob. Spectacular woodwork as well.
 

uncle jimbo

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Years ago, I did a project for a ( late ) friend of mine .
It was a custom Win. Model 52, .22 Long Rifle.
Ben you reference him as "late", do you know where the rifle ended up. I would like to think that you or someone else who appreciates firearms and excellent quality workmanship got it. I would like to think you got it.
 

Ben

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do you know where the rifle ended up.
I'm sorry I don't know who ended up with the rifle ? ?
He had about $200,000.00 worth of fine custom rifles.
I think he contracted with an internet gun broker to liquidate all of them.
He was around 85 and in very poor health.

Ben
 
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