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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
American 350 Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967
Descriptions
plain 345 sporting 150 metal 3340 trigger 354 walnut 486
Names
firearm 4093
Use
rifle 1140
Date:
ca. 1919
Dimensions:
L: 45 in, Barrel length: 26.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
Due to wide use in World War I, the bolt action rifle became popular in America during the 1920's. A concurrent interest in precision small bore competitive shooting led Winchester to produce the Model 52. Designed by Thomas Crossley Johnson, the Model 52 has become the leading arm in small bore accuracy. It is available in a variety of styles and weights, and has a magazine capacity of 5 cartridges (detachable magazine).
Inscription:
bbl/22 SHORT/
Remarks:
This rifle is the first sample model made in the model shop at Winchester. Unlike production models chambered for .22 long rifle, this arm is chambered for .22 short rim fire. no written record for this firearm
Model:
Winchester Model 52
Caliber/Gauge:
.22 short
Serial Number:
none
Accession Number:
1988.8.328

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.


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