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I have a Winchester 1892 receiver that I’m trying to rebuild. The barrel was already removed, but I don’t know how it was done. When I took out the lower tang it was extremely tight. I am concerned that when the barrel was removed, if the person didn’t know what they were doing, that they could have damaged the receiver a little.

 

Can anyone tell me what the expected dimensions are for:

A) The distance at the grooves for the bolt.

B) The overall width of the receiver at the widest point.

C) The distance between the grooves for the tang.

The picture attached shows the 3 places that I’d like to know about.

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Winchester 1911 (1911)

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Forgot to mention, the caliber is 44-40 and year is supposed to be 1896 if those make a difference.

Corey

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Winchester 1894 (1956)

Winchester 1897 (1909)

Winchester 1911 (1911)

Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen (1959)

Browning Superposed (1962)

Browning Hi Power (1949 - 1954)

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Corey,

  Not a gunsmith nor machinist here.  Maybe others with more skill in that arena will answer later.  However, I strongly suspect there will be natural variations based on the machining of the day.  Tangs were fit quite closely in their day.  I have not taken an 1892 apart to that detail, but have the 1873.  Bob may use his experiences in that arena as well.  Swapping lower tangs usually results in a fit that is detectable, thus the dimensions are not exact from one to another, in my opinion.  Note that it is MY OPINION.  Tim

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Tim,

I appreciate the input.

So far as I am aware, this is the original tang. It put up a good fight when I removed it. I do have a couple of Rossi 92s, but I don’t think the fit and finish on those would be nearly the same.

I’m asking because I’m starting the reassembly process and I’d like to be reasonably sure that the receiver wasn’t damaged when the barrel was removed prior to it coming into my possession. If I had a dimensional drawing, or another vintage Winchester to compare it to, then the engineer in me could figure that out.

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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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I can only offer an opinion, but I have never found a lower tang easy to remove from a Model 92 receiver.  Almost a “press fit”.  I found it necessary to use a wooden dowel and hammer to remove the tang from the receiver.  I tapped the lower tang back in place with a wooden mallet.  If the parts are original the two pieces will match together as they were fitted and finished together.  Hope this helps.  RDB 

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Well I think I was “assuming” a lot with this gun. It came to me in pieces, but the tang was in place when it arrived.

 

The s/n is not correct in location or font (style and size). When I tried to put the bolt back in, it was very loose. I had bought another bolt with some other parts and it fits nicely, however it hits on the left cartridge guide that was with the gun. Take out the guide and the bolt fits nicely.

 

So I guess I’ll rearrange my plans and try to recover the actual s/n first so I can be sure what I’m dealing with.

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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