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I acquired a Model 1892 rifle.  Serial No. 623492 in 25-20 cal. Too late for a Winchester Letter.  It has a Nickel Steel octagon barrel, close couple set triggers. Lyman tang sight and Lyman 5-B Combination front sight.  I has no numbers stamped on the lower tang, no number stamped in the wood under the butt plate but does have #16705 stamped on the inside toe of the butt plate. I expected to see “special order stamps” in the aforementioned places, is that correct? RDB 

 

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Roger,

Ordinarily, if the inside toe of the butt plate is marked with an assembly number, the end grain of the butt stock (under the butt plate) should also have the same assembly number… that is what I would expect to find.

It appears that this rifle was specifically ordered for the WHV cartridges (hence the Nickel Steel marking). The front Lyman Combination sight coupled with the Lyman No. 2A can reasonably be assumed to have been special ordered to go along with the Set trigger.  I will assume that it is an accurate shooting rifle.

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Roger –

I don’t know the answer to your question, but that’s a nice looking rifle.  I love the DST’s and the mirror blue.

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Bert H. said
It appears that this rifle was specifically ordered for the WHV cartridges (hence the Nickel Steel marking).

  

Makes sense.  But what sense for the nickel .22 LR Low Wall I have?  And Larry has a 52 with nickel brl.

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The stock to metal fit seems good.  Overcast and a little too dark today for sharp pics.  RDB

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clarence said

Bert H. said

It appears that this rifle was specifically ordered for the WHV cartridges (hence the Nickel Steel marking).

Makes sense.  But what sense for the nickel .22 LR Low Wall I have?  And Larry has a 52 with nickel brl.

  

A Nickel Steel .22 rim fire barrel was most likely special ordered because of its superior strength and resistance to wear (not that any .22 rim fire cartridge of that era caused any appreciable wear).

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Roger,

That’s a very nice 1892. 

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I believe the assembly numbers were only placed on the parts when the stock was special ordered to keep them together for the correct gun. Since your gun has a standard stock I am not surprised.

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