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Early Win 52 replacement stock

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by ford8nr, Feb 19, 2012.

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  1. ford8nr

    ford8nr Member

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    I've been looking for a replacement stock for a Winchester 52 pre-A. The only commercial stock I could find was for a 'B' model and was the original 'old design'. Then I noticed my CZ452 Varmint inletting was VERY close. I ordered a ROSS Varmint Thumbhole for a CZ452 and would guess it was a 75% fit. After 5 or 6 hours of chisel and dremel work I now have a modern ergonomicly correct stock. This is the first stock I ever inletted and found it very easy to complete. :)
     

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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Nice job!!

    Any need to glass bed it or anything?

    rc
     
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    Because the pre-A's used only the screw in front of the magazine and have no recoil lug on the action I bedded fron the magazine to about an inch up the barrel. To alleviate some pressure on the action screw I put a small rubber pressure pad under the front of the barrel. We'll see how she shoots Thursday night.
     
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    Range test

    Got to the range this morning for a quick range test before league tonight. First shot high - me - next 4 low but one hole. Gun is sighted in for 50' indoor league, test was at 25yds, iron sights. BTW - this early 52 does have the "crack of death" on the safety flange. I found a tool and die shop near by that will micro weld or plasma weld it for me for less than $50. Doesn't really seem to be affecting accuracy.
     

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