I wish I hadn't started reading this thread. Just when I'm able to forget my great purge of 1962, the memories come flooding back. OK, I was embarking on college at a time when people paid for things before getting them and worked harder (it seems) to get them.
But I sold my Winchester 52 with Redfield iron sights that had seen me through all the years of junior smallbore competition and still had bluing you could see your reflection in. Also a great ... Oops, this this a pistol section; not rifle...
Only sold one pistol; a Ruger SP101 that just had too much recoil with 357 mag stuff for me to enjoy. Now I have a wonderful S&W 66-3 with 3" barrel that fills that need.
Hey, I'm starting to forget about the Win 52.... NOT!