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Old 10-05-2016, 06:17 PM
strangms strangms is online now
 
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Default Winchester 52 D question

I post this question on the on another site, but though I would ask here also.

A member of my club has a Winchester 52D that he wants to sell.
It doesn't has sights, but does have the scope blocks for a Unterl.
I have a Lyman Super target that I would use on it.

I have not seen it yet, but he says in in nice shape and the only problem is sometimes the bolt will come out when you are ejecting a fired round.
Is that something that can be fixed fairly easy?

Also he wa asking $800. Is that a fair price if the gun is in good shape?

Thanks

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Old 10-06-2016, 05:32 AM
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Last CMP price was $550 with no sights:



Remember: condition, condition, condition.
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Old 10-06-2016, 06:17 AM
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I think that's a fair price. You didn't say if it's a CMP rifle, which would normally have US Property inscribed on the action.

One thing I would check is trigger pull weight. Some of the 52Ds came with 52C triggers which were, by design, only adjustable down to maybe 2.5# (and still be reliable). The 52D trigger is adjustable down to the 5 ounce range or so.

I have a 52C that someone tried to adjust the trigger down to the ounce range and it caused all kinds of problems. The bolt coming out when cycling the action wasn't one of them but it's possible (that I remember). Normally, the sear spring holds the sear up so to remove the bolt, you have to push the trigger forward which lowers the sear.

Of the 3 52s and 2 40Xs I have, the D is my most accurate rifle. The C is right behind it though. Even with it's heavier pull weight when properly adjusted, it's a fine trigger, breaks like glass.
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:50 PM
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Thanks guys for your help. The seller out of town for a few days, so I should get a look at it next week.
I think that it is a CMP gun, but not 100% sure. And I think it's a heavy barrel.

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Old 10-07-2016, 11:09 PM
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Normally if someone has adjusted the pull weight too low the striker will not hold when the bolt is closed.

Assuming that it is a factory micro motion trigger, I'd see if you could arrange to clean the trigger mechanism. If you can remove the barreled action from the stock, the trigger unit is held in by a single pin and will drop out as a complete assembly. Don't try to take it apart but a toothbrush and a can of lighter fluid might be worth a try. You can also look to see if something is broken, missing or buggered up. Not uncommon with CMP rifles - these things were used long and hard by people who really did not care about them.

Complete micro motion triggers are very hard and expensive to get these days but Numrich has a lot of the internal parts available.

You can find a diagram of the micro-motion trigger online.

If the problem can be eliminated by a simple cleaning or a cheap replacement part, $800 is fair for a sightless rifle in clean shape. Hopefully the bolt issue hasn't smacked up the nose on the stock comb.
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:00 PM
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So I went over to look at it today and it came home with me.

It was a CMP gun and has the heavy target barrel

I thought the rifle was in nice shape, bore and crown both looked good.

Cycled the bolt many times and could not make it come out when ejecting.
Trigger is set light, so that may well be the problem.

Said he had not shot it in years as he has been sick, but he doing better now.

Waiting on my bore guide to come and I will also clean the trigger out.
I hope to get it to the range on Sunday.

Will post pictures later. I'm real happy with it.

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Old 10-13-2016, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by edlmann View Post
Last CMP price was $550 with no sights:



Remember: condition, condition, condition.
$550.00 price is for barreled receivers + does not pertain to complete rifles at all -
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:41 PM
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Quote:
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Last CMP price was $550 with no sights:



Remember: condition, condition, condition.
$550.00 price is for barreled receivers + does not pertain to complete rifles at all -
Your statement is incorrect. The price for a 52D barreled receiver was $200 as shown.

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Old 10-14-2016, 05:51 AM
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wrong again - third item states item # r22m52d @ $550.00 - quote ( see description above for missing components , barrel + receiver only ) - does not pertain to original post about value of complete rifle - cmp called all barreled receivers rifles ( 513's 44Us , + etc. ) on the invoices -

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Old 10-14-2016, 05:58 AM
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wrong again - third item states item # r522m52d @ $550.00 - quote ( see description above for missing components , barrel + receiver only ) - does not pertain to original post about value of complete rifle - cmp called all barreled receivers rifles ( 513's 44Us , + etc. ) on the invoices -
We have read it.....and bought multiple rifle, complete, at $550 a pop. I'm sure Ed knows what he got on that invoice.
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