Freedom Arms 252 Silhouette Class .22 LR Single Action Target Revolver 83

SOLD FOR: $1,905

WOA#:  WY231122CW005

Make: Freedom Arms

Model:  Model 252 (Now the Model 83)

Serial Number: G 0857

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .22 LR

Action Type:  Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate and Shrouded Ejector Rod.

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “FREEDOM ARMS MODEL 252 .22 LR / *FREEDOM, WYOMING U.S.A.*”.  The left side of the frame is marked “G 0857”.  The right side of the frame is marked “FREEDOM ARMS / Silhouette Class”.

Barrel Length: 10”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded partridge blade pinned to the barrel on a raised base. The rear sight is a Fully Adjustable rectangular notch sight with serrated face pinned to the top strap.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The grips are two piece smooth synthetic.  The grips show no handling wear.  The grips are in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is gray with sharp rifling. There is no visible erosion.  There are fire marks at the muzzle and on the faces of the chambers.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 97% of its finish. The turn line is crisp on the cylinder.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. There is some spotted rust on the barrel exterior in a few places.  There are some faint scratches on the barrel and frame.  Overall, this revolver rates in about Very Good condition.  Please see our photos for a better understanding of this handgun’s condition.

Mechanics: The action functions as intended. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements. Side Loading Gate.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  None.

Our Assessment:  The Freedom Arms Model 252, now known as the Model 83 Silhouette Class, is a revered single-action revolver, lauded for its exceptional precision and robustness, particularly in competitive shooting circles. Initially designed for silhouette shooting, a sport demanding high accuracy at long ranges, this revolver is chambered in .22 Long Rifle, offering a perfect blend of minimal recoil and pinpoint accuracy. The hallmark of the Model 83 is its superior craftsmanship, with a stainless steel construction that ensures both durability and a sleek appearance. Equipped with a 10-inch barrel, the Model 252 provides an extended sight radius, significantly enhancing accuracy, a crucial factor in silhouette and other precision shooting disciplines. Its adjustable sights and crisp trigger pull further contribute to its remarkable accuracy. The revolver’s ergonomic design and balance make it comfortable to handle, despite its size. Collectors and competitive shooters alike cherish the Freedom Arms Model 252/Model 83 for its exceptional build quality, reliability, and unparalleled precision in the field of small-bore revolver shooting.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Freedom Arms 252 Silhouette Class .22 LR Single Action Target Revolver 83
Freedom Arms 252 Silhouette Class .22 LR Single Action Target Revolver 83