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October 5, 2015 - 8:51 pm
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I recently got a call from a friend of mine who told me his neighbour had just discovered a rifle in his closet. I was contacted to see if I might be interested so I contacted the person with the gun, it turned out to a Winchester Model 1892. The man told me his father gave him this rifle wrapped up in a blanket about 45 years ago and told him to look after it as his father had given it to him some 40 to 45 years prior to that. Neither one of these gentlemen ever used the gun as a matter of fact the owner hadn’t even taken it out of the blanket and didn’t really know what it was. He had just forgot about it for all these years until he decided to clean out his closet. I talked to the owner and discussed purchasing the rifle based on a couple of pictures my friend had sent me. I asked him if there was anyone else in the family that may want the rifle and he said no one was interested. The story was that his Grandfather purchased the rifle upon returning from the Great War in 1918 and used it very little. I made an offer and it was accepted and my friend picked the rifle up for me and put it in storage for me. He just recently delivered it to me. I was more then impressed, it is a Model 1892 , round barrel, full magazine, crescent butt in .25-20. The rifle is almost like new and sports a Lyman No 5A front sight which may have come with the gun but likely added at time of purchase. Some of you may recall another 1892 rifle that I found earlier this year in new like condition, well this is like lightening striking the same place twice.

I guess all I can say is ” That they are still out there.” Keep hunting my friends. 

Brian

 

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October 5, 2015 - 9:51 pm
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Beautiful….

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Incredible find!  Congratulations.

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Wow. Congrats. I dream about this kind of thing more than I dream about girls. And it has just about the same effect! LaughLaughLaughLaugh

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That’s a great looking ’92, definitely a keeper. It makes me think about all the discussions we have about the proper care of these fine old rifles. Obviously they do just fine wrapped up in a blanket for nearly half a century with no special treatment. Congrats on a beautiful new addition to your collection.

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A treat to see. Thanks for sharing. How could there be no-one in the family interested??

 

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Phil,

This is my observations. The newer generation didn’t grow up with cowboy movies like the older ones did, they grew up with movies that had black guns so if it was a assault type gun they  might be more interested. Then you have the schools teaching our kids that guns are bad, they can’t even draw a picture of one without getting expelled.

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I have to say, I am impressed. Happens usually once in a lifetime, but you have two. Oh the humanity !!!  Big Larry

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