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    Hello brand new to the forum. I recently just acquired some guns from my late grandfather. He was in the Navy and was a competition shooter from what I have been told from family members. I need help establishing values on some Winchester 1873's and a couple other guns but this one I think is a good gun. I don't know much about them. It is a Winchester model 52 I did find mfg date 1956. It has a Lyman Scope which I think has some value as well. I have more pics of anyone would want to see more. See pics and anything you guys can give me would be great!


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    Welcome to the forum. I used to shoot Winchester Model 52's (along with Remington Model 513Ts) on 50-foot indoor small bore ranges back in the 1950s. I had a lot of fun on small bore ranges. Anyway, that setup that you inherited from your grandfather is magnificent! The entire outfit with the box, the scope and other accessories is absolutely one of the best that I've ever seen. I hope that you're inquiring for insurance purposes. If I had something like that I'd make sure that it stayed in the family. As for value...you came to the right place. I'm sure that Popeye or one of the other guys can give you a good estimate.
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    Based on some recent auctions expect somewhere in the $ 1500.00 range , it looks like you have all the goodies that are supposed to come with it, so it might fetch a bit more cash, If I recall correctly some of these were commissioned for the 1956 U.S. shooting team ( Olympics Maybe ? ) At any rate that sure is a nice set-up would love to have something like that PLEASE tell me you're not going to sell it ... Stuff like that you hang onto and keep in the family .

    Good luck and good shooting .
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    Outstanding setup! Like the others have said, I sincerely hope you decide to keep this in your family.
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    Stunning!!

    Do you have any proof your grandfather shot for the Navy? Did your grandfather win any shooting competitions? Did he win any awards for shooting? Do you have any shooting trophies he won? Any letters of commendation? Any photos of him shooting in competition? Any photos of him with the rifle? Etc., etc. Any of these, or a combination of these may more than double the value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    Stunning!!

    Do you have any proof your grandfather shot for the Navy? Did your grandfather win any shooting competitions? Did he win any awards for shooting? Do you have any shooting trophies he won? Any letters of commendation? Any photos of him shooting in competition? Any photos of him with the rifle? Etc., etc. Any of these, or a combination of these may more than double the value.
    I have not been able to verify, my dad who I just had to move out from my home into nursing facility with dementia cannot give me any info whatsoever. Rest of that side of the family pretty much gone. I am going to ask my cousin who inherited the house if there is any of his old navy stuff. I have another one of his .22 that is stamped U.S. Property it does not seem anywhere near the gun this one is. I am not planning on selling I wanted to get values to see if I needed to do any type of additional insurance. I will post pics of the other guns when I get them back, I took to a local gun smith to go through and to clean and oil them. This one is in such beautiful shape I didn't even take to be messed with at all.


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    That is a awesome rifle and i would think the $1500 quote above might be low. What you say popeye? Are you sure it's a Lyman scope? I have seen a few years ago like that set up with unertl scopes. I had a 52b when i was a kid but it was just a plain rifle without all the target shooting accessories and just peep sights. When i got back into guns i wanted to replace some stuff i had when i was a kid and started looking at prices and changed my mind.
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    Its not a 52A or a 52B. Its a 52C. But $1500 is low.

    A Lyman Super Targetspot 20X scope can bring that much all by itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    Its not a 52A or a 52B. Its a 52C. But $1500 is low.

    A Lyman Super Targetspot 20X scope can bring that much all by itself.
    Welcome and tthoughts to your Granddad and Dad. Of course you know was 1956 made, the C suffix denoting the two lever Micro trigger add. This rifle, made to be familar to the returning WWI men , is considered one of the best rifles ever made. I own only one rifle now this stage of my life, my Model 70 "kill machine " in .25/06. Your 52 is quoted to be designed and made just as superior. Please read up on this rifle of his, so much history. Yes, try to obtain " any" competitions he may have been involved with. Try to see if any of his friends still around to talk to, on your own. Yes, price is mute here. Keep stored as you can look up how to properly do this. So much history concerning this "best of the 22's " Thanks for sharing. More pics of overall rifle and all accessories would be sppreciated by many here. Please keep us informed. Read up on your rifle...genuine history. Thanx, 1shot1k
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    I hope you are only wanting this information for insurance purposes… Your grandfather left you something of value. I would say priceless, but I'm a sentimental old fool…

    With the documentation Popeye suggested, you could do quite well.

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