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September 28, 2021 - 1:20 am
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Either way, it looks like an expensive paper weight.

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Thar ain’t no such thing as a octagon trapper barrel , any length

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I knew there was octagon short rifle barrels but didn’t know how short. Is it possible you could order a 14” octagon barrel & this is one & his trapper description is his own ?

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 Only one third of the model 1892’s letter and Winchester built what you ordered, so maybe they made a octagon trapper. The barrel would have to be original and when not attached to a gun you only have the barrel to inspect.

  

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Either way, it looks like an expensive paper weight.

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  A lot of truth in what Maverick said. T/R

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It doesn’t really matter if its real or not unless you have the other part of the gun to put it on. For now its just a expensive rusty pipe. I would assume its a left over from a restoration.

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Henry Mero said
Thar ain’t no such thing as a octagon trapper barrel , any length  

I do believe there are some in the 73, but I don’t recall seeing in the 92. Either model, I’d have to find you a specific example.

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Maverick said

I do believe there are some in the 73, but I don’t recall seeing in the 92. Either model, I’d have to find you a specific example.

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Maverick  

There’s certainly no actual rules when it comes to what is considered a, “Trapper” as Winchester never called anything a Trapper.  

I recall LeRoy Merz has offered M1892 short rifles (VERY few) with 14 inch barrels (both round and octagon).

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steve004 said

There’s certainly no actual rules when it comes to what is considered a, “Trapper” as Winchester never called anything a Trapper.  

I recall LeRoy Merz has offered M1892 short rifles (VERY few) with 14 inch barrels (both round and octagon).  

I would certainly like to have me one of those 14” oct bl short rifles Steve.

As a follow up, can anyone tell from the photos in the listing if the front sight dovetail appears correct measurement or the crown.

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In the late 60’s early  70’s I tried  to  buy a 14″ .44 caliber ’92 rifle from a high shool teacher in our community.   He said that he brought  the gun  back  from Mexico, in the late 50’s, while  on  vacation.   That gun had about 80 percent  of its original  finish overall.   It  was  spectacular,  to  say  the  least.   We  had  several collectors in our  area, but  none of us were  able  to  buy that gun.   I still  think  about  it  from  time  to  time, but  have  no  idea  what  ever  became of  it. 

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win4575 said
In the late 60’s early  70’s I tried  to  buy a 14″ .44 caliber ’92 rifle from a high shool teacher in our community.   He said that he brought  the gun  back  from Mexico, in the late 50’s, while  on  vacation.   That gun had about 80 percent  of its original  finish overall.   It  was  spectacular,  to  say  the  least.   We  had  several collectors in our  area, but  none of us were  able  to  buy that gun.   I still  think  about  it  from  time  to  time, but  have  no  idea  what  ever  became of  it.   

Carbine or rifle?  If rifle, I’m guessing round barrel.

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As I  said, it was a 14″ rifle.   Caliber was .44 and it had an octagon barrel, with full magazine.

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