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New (to me) 1892
November 19, 2013
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I picked this up at an auction last weekend. It cleaned up better than I thought it would. The right side and the screw heads were the main problem. I needed to use my graver hammer and an old pin vise I have to peen the boogers on the screw heads but they went back into shape nicely. I don’t know if it was my skill or luck that accomplished that task. Fixing screw heads is always tedious but I always find the end product worth the effort and the screws stay original. The entire right side had that fine rust on it and that had me thinking pitting but thankfully, as you can see, none appeared after the cleaning. The right side receiver is not as strong as the left but still plenty of original finish. The bore is a 8+ with strong rifling and a lot of shine. SNA 1902 and all correct. The wood has the original finish. I just applied some Howard Feed-N-Wax. Something learned, never use Renaissance Pre-Lim to clean case color! Here are some pictures.
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November 19, 2013
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Very nice gun ! as a new user of Renaissance wax Im quite impressed with it so far, but what did you mean here?

"never use Renaissance Pre-Lim to clean case color!" ?

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November 19, 2013
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Gene,

Nice rifle. Does the front sight have a small set screw in the right side of the base?

Michael

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Model 1892 / Model 61 Collector, Research, Valuation

November 19, 2013
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I have never had a problem with the wax but the Pre-Lim is another of their product that is a mild abrasive. Its smell always reminds me of Brasso that we used in the army to clean our brass. This product isn’t supposed to be that aggressive. I started cleaning a small spot on the lever and noticed the case color getting lighter and that was enough for me. I decided not to risk any further use on the case color. The wax and the Pre-Lim are two different products that the maker recommends using together, one to clean and the other to wax. I have used both before but this was the first time on case and I’ve decided not to use the cleaner on case again. It’s not worth the risk.
Gene
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November 19, 2013
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I like the dark, flat look of that rifle. And I love the silhouette of a CB, FM, SG, and long barrel.

November 19, 2013
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Michael,
Yes, the front sight does have the screw. The elevator has the Feb. 5, 1901 pat. date on it and the serial number application date is April 11, 1902. Don’t those dates make them right?
Gene 😕

November 19, 2013
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Gene,

I read the SNA as SN (serial number) 1902. Duh!!! Sorry for that.

All is well with the rifle. Can I get the full serial number so that I can add the rifle into my work.

Thanks
Michael

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November 19, 2013
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Thanks Michael,
You had me going for a few heart thumping (bad thing for me) moments. I was grabbing reference books, spouting expletives and getting ready to grab the wine bottle (too much Irish last weekend). You should have the serial from that auction site that I PM’d you about. Its 192363. It looks a lot better than the last time you saw it.
I’m no cook but I’m going to have to try your sauce! 😛
Gene

November 19, 2013
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Thanks James

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