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His granddaddy's gun.
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September 25, 2022 - 3:03 pm
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Thanks to Two-bit for his info on this gun. In 2019 I attended a once a year small local gun show ’bout 90 miles away. On the back wall a fellow had a table with some fishing stuff, some rusty tools, barb wire, cistern pump, a couple of beat to death S&W .38 wheel guns and his grandpa old deer gun. He said it is too hard to get ammo for. Nobody really paid attention to his table of clutter. I didn’t know anything about that model. I asked  a couple table holders who had nice old stuff their opinion.  The each said they were there to sell and not to buy. The gun was nothing special. I looked at it a couple of more times. It looked worn On the IMG_20220921_103930-4.jpgImage EnlargerIMG_20220921_093239-5.jpgImage EnlargerIMG_20220921_093206-5.jpgImage EnlargerIMG_20220921_095019-2.jpgImage EnlargerIMG_20220921_092905-5.jpgImage EnlargerIMG_20220921_094930-2.jpgImage Enlargerreceiver so I passed. No internet to look it up.  On the way home about 50 miles out I wished I would have bought it. Too far to go back.

Fast forward 1 year to Feb.2020.  I booked a table at the same show. I’ll be darned if the same fellow wasn’t there with the same stuff. He told same story about his grandaddy’s gun and the ammo rarity. This time I didn’t fart around and got her.

My first shot with it the way the sights were I hit an 8 ” plate at a 100 yds.

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September 25, 2022 - 3:07 pm
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Very cool, congrats!

Thanks for the photos and great story!

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That a beautiful rifle!  And it’s in .44 caliber.  Wonderful blue.  I am very envious.  

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Well done, I have a 1892 1/2 octagon in that caliber..Bill

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A nice, honest looking ’92 in the best caliber. You did great picking that one up. Congrats. I’m assuming it’s a 20’s gun which would lend to the flaking receiver blue. Looks perfectly fine to me as I have plenty of rifles that look just like that. 

And for the other table holders that said it “nothing special” – I disagree. A FM, CB, OB, 92 44 in original condition laying at a small show table is certainly something to get excited about. 

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When I was at that show first time the man that had Winchester 1892 carbines and some 1873s suggested a may be a cut down rifle.  He thought the forearm might be different on the standard rifle but he couldn’t remember and his books were at home. 

In the 1 year interim I was able to find out a little more about what to look for and I did measure it at the the first show. Drew a sketch. When I got home and compared sketch forearm to a full size standard 1892 rifle I found the 1″ difference in length. Then I really wished I had taken a chance on it. 

At the second show who would have thunk the same guy same stuff would be there. I asked him. It turns out he was not a gun guy. He lived a few blocks from the fairgrounds and was just trying to get some money. I don’t think he had alot of anything but kids.IMG_20220921_094346-1.jpgImage EnlargerIMG_20220921_095852-1.jpgImage EnlargerIMG_20220921_093743-2.jpgImage EnlargerIMG_20220921_094730-1.jpgImage EnlargerIMG_20220921_100115.jpgImage EnlargerIMG_20220921_093549.jpgImage EnlargerIMG_20220921_093940-2.jpgImage Enlarger

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