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What appears to be a poor attempt at a scam on TGT - Fort Worth
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September 21, 2023 - 2:08 pm
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I don’t post much and I’m not really a collector but I do like to find an occasional shooter just for my own enjoyment. I ran across this ad in Texas Gun Trader this morning. It’s apparently a scam as nothing matches up or makes any sense. The listing says model 92, the pic of the tang says 1892, but the listing claims it’s chambered in “30/30” and the supposed “original manuel, receipt and tag from 8-9-1917” (misspelling was in the ad) clearly says Model 94 with a S/N of 2252788, which would be impossible for an 1892 if I’m reading the information on this site correctly. The guy claims to be in N Fort Worth. Am I missing anything?

 

https://texasguntrader.com/category/950/Rifles-for-Sale-Lever-Action-for-Sale/listings/2510107/Winchester-Model-92-3030-Repeating-Carbine.html

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Suspect carelessness rather than a scam–he mixed up photos of TWO diff guns. If IQ tests were required for an FFL, half the dealers would be eliminated right away.

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Maybe so, but I can’t imagine how it can get that mixed up.

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They probably just don’t know much about guns. The tags aren’t for the 92 but a 94. They also don’t know that the 92 has been terribly been re-done and not original as listed. 

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Maverick said
They probably just don’t know much about guns.

Not a handicap when MANY buyers know even less, as demonstrated on GB every day.

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