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Barrel interchangeability - 1873 and 1892
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February 3, 2022 - 6:43 pm
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Hopefully this is the correct place to post this. I rebuilt a .32 caliber 1873 seven years ago and to keep cost down, I bought grouping of parts and sold off the extras. While doing this, one grouping of par4ts had an old re-blue .44 frame. I put parts together and actually have a good working, non-original action now. I am trying to find a barrel that is proving to be an expensive proposition. Would a .44 barrel from a Model 1892 fit? I actually found a deal on a 20 inch that was re-bored to .45LC.

 

Or does anyone know of a place that has .44-40 barrels that are inexpensive?

 

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No response from anyone?

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Dont think an 1892 barrel is possible without some substantial gunsmithing.  The bolt assemblies, ejectors, and milling for the ejectors at the base of the chambered end of the barrel are different. 

 

Maybe you can find something that will work here.

https://homesteadparts.com/shop/winchester-1873-c-1_4.html

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I have tried homestead. Thank you. That was the kind of information I needed. I guess it will be watching eBay or possibly winchesterbarrels.com. I am leery of them after some googling the history of the company, but a few people said their barrels were actually good. Otherwise, I will need to keep browsing the forum.

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or possibly winchesterbarrels.com. I am leery of them after some googling the history of the company, but a few people said their barrels were actually good.

Kris,

Can you elaborate further? As I’ve been looking at their services as well. What have you found or heard?

 

I once saw a 73 Frankenwichester that had a late production model 92 barrel chambered in 25-20. How it was supposed to work? I have no idea. Didn’t venture on buying it and finding out.

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Have you tried winchesterbarrels.com? I have no 1st hand knowledge–Bill

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I am probably going to have to try winchesterbarrels.com or continue to look on eBay and possibly have one relined.

From what I have read, winchesterbarrels.com has gone by different names for the same company for restoration purposes. Shipping a firearm to them has not gone well for some people. I did find a couple of posts on SASS, (I think) where people ordered the barrels and put them on themselves, or carried it to their favorite gunsmith, and they shot fine. Like I said, I do not have first hand knowledge of the company, just what I have read while I have been searching for a barrel. Their website is nice, but they do not have a checkout system even though it looks like the should.

 

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I have an unmarked octagon barrel for the 1873 in 44.  I’ve never used it or put it on a gun.  I got it in an assortment of Winchester stuff.  If you’re interested in it, drop me a PM or email. 

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