SOLD FOR: $1900
Make: Cooper Firearms
Model: 52 Classic
Serial Number: 10474
Year of Manufacture: 2010 (Test Target)
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the breech and “Cooper Firearms Model 52” at the midsection. The left side of the barrel is marked “COOPER FIREARMS OF MONTANA, INC., STEVENSVILLE, MT USA” and “.30-06” on the chamber. The underside of the bolt handle is hand-marked “104 / 74”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of Leupold style bases.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered AA walnut with a steel capped pistol grip, straight comb, solid black rubber buttpad, and sling studs front and rear. There are a couple scuffs and shallow compression marks. There are a few little marks into the finish the most noticeable are on the comb and on the right side of the forend at the very front. There is a little ring of wear on the bottom of the forend around the front sling stud. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the solid black rubber basketweave buttpad. The recoil pad exhibits light wear. The stock rates in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is a bit of thinning on the bottom edge of the muzzle. There are a few little marks on the barrel that will likely go unnoticed. There are some scuffs on the bolt knob that have thinned the finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is light and crisp. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a factory box with paperwork including a manual and test target and a 3-round magazine. The magazine has light wear and has a light “2” marked on the spine, in about Fine Plus condition.
Our Assessment: This is a Model 52 bolt action rifle from Cooper Firearms of Montana. Cooper made their way into the rifle market producing high-quality rifles at “affordable” prices, though their quality means that affordable is in relation to rifles such as Blaser, Dakota and other high-end manufacturers. This example has a 24″ barrel chambered for .30-06, beautiful select-walnut stock and a matte blued finish. This is a gorgeous rifle in a classic caliber that will make short work of game and paper targets alike. Please see our photos and good luck!