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Another Reunited
September 3, 2015
10:45 pm
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It took me 50 years to do it:Image Enlarger

September 3, 2015
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Neat pair of takedowns and low serial numbers too.  Any more details about the rifles or getting them both?

Brad

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September 4, 2015
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Very cool!  There must be a good story behind the 50 years it took to put them together.

September 4, 2015
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I have serial number 5047 listed in my survey of 1st Model 1894s… is 5046 also a 1st Model?  Is it on the same factory work order number?

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September 4, 2015
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I was looking for consecutive numbers , not either of these in particuler.I began thinking about consecutive numbers in the early 60’s.Never thought it would be so difficult to find them.

I bought 5046 over 25 years ago from a dealer with a Winchester SS 32-40.He said nobody wants those old guns.5047 was in an auction ,I paid dear for it.They went in the warehouse the same day but were shipped 4 days apart.

I think the 1892 consecutive pair is much harder to do than 1894.I have been buying Winchesters for more than 55 years and have only one low numbered 1892 but have six four digit 1894’s .

September 5, 2015
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Is 5046 a 1st variation (10 o’clock screw) 38-55 with an octagon barrel?

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September 9, 2015
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How many 1st models do you have in your survey? Do you post it so other people can see it?

5046 is a 1st model

September 14, 2015
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Congratulations.  Such a sweet find!

They do look good together.

I hope you are fortunate to stumble across a good deal for expanding to a trio. 

September 15, 2015
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Thanks,but I don’t think I have time enough left to find another one.Should be selling instead of buying.

September 15, 2015
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“Should be selling instead of buying.”   This is a sensibility Heroic statement I often use myself when talking to others.

However in reality my very strongest intrinsic attribute is my ability to convince myself why I Need a certain gun, recently discovered, to fit in to my collection. It sometimes takes a couple days, but once Ive seen it , Im doomed, as it keeps growing in its virtue, and its destined need to be in my possession ,(especially if I have Dies and components on hand, or at least Brass I can make cases out of), as the couple days roll by. Then Panic sets in ‘What if someone else buys it ?

So the best I can do is avoid Gun shops and Internet sites in the first place . Right now my saving grace is that I cant see well enough to examine details properly , awaiting Cataract surgery that cant come soon enough !

Anyone else ever had this NEED syndrome ?

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September 18, 2015
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podufa said

I was looking for consecutive numbers , not either of these in particuler.I began thinking about consecutive numbers in the early 60’s.Never thought it would be so difficult to find them.

I bought 5046 over 25 years ago from a dealer with a Winchester SS 32-40.He said nobody wants those old guns.5047 was in an auction ,I paid dear for it.They went in the warehouse the same day but were shipped 4 days apart.

I think the 1892 consecutive pair is much harder to do than 1894.I have been buying Winchesters for more than 55 years and have only one low numbered 1892 but have six four digit 1894’s .

In my survey of the Model 1892 rifles I currently have cataloged almost 8000 individual rifles.  From that total I have found only 36 consecutive numbered pairs.  What makes collecting consecutive numbered rifles SO DANG HARD is having enough rifles so that when a consecutive numbered comes up, and you happen to see it you can buy it.  Yo u might pass on the first gun because the condition is not up to what you might want and then the next week a consecutive rifle is for sale and you do not have the chance to put them together.  In my 1892 buying I have almost 50 rifles with one consecutive pair and 4 rifles within a 10 SN spread.  Always looking for those that fill in the gaps.

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