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1892 Breech Bolt
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September 29, 2021 - 7:57 am
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I have a breech bolt for an 1892. I’m not sure what caliber of gun it came from, but it’s suspected to be from a 44 WCF. I know there’s typically a difference between the Large and Small caliber 1892 parts.

1. Is there a difference in the bolt itself?

2. How can I tell which bolt I have?

I’m also asking because if I look to buy a replacement, how do I know which one I’m getting?

Corey

Winchester 1892 (1898)

Winchester 1894 (1956)

Winchester 1897 (1909)

Winchester 1911 (1911)

Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen (1959)

Browning Superposed (1962)

Browning Hi Power (1949 - 1954)

Browning 1910 (1910)

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Just look at the bolt face.  The face is machined for either .44/.38 cal. or .25/.32 cal. cases.  RDB

92-Bolt-Face-001.JPGImage Enlarger The 25/32 bolt is on the left, 44/38 on the right.  you can use a cartridge case to see if it fits the bolt face.  Hope this helps.

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I did check it with a 44-40 and it seems to fit.

What if I was buying one and the seller doesn’t know the caliber? Is there an easy dimension that would distinguish one from the other?

Corey

Winchester 1892 (1898)

Winchester 1894 (1956)

Winchester 1897 (1909)

Winchester 1911 (1911)

Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen (1959)

Browning Superposed (1962)

Browning Hi Power (1949 - 1954)

Browning 1910 (1910)

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