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Well just when you think you have seen everything…BANG.. 😯 This is the first Winchester that I have seen with a cast off stock. I do have a Colt 1883 Shot Gun that was made this way.

Will interesting to see if anyone else has seen one (Winchester) that has this feature. ❓

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Cool! Check out the curved tang and lever…..didn’t some 85’s have that feature?

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Ok, now that is a great configuration for sure, and the fact that it letters as such seals the deal. I have a Perazzi trap gun that belonged to my Dad with the same style of stock, but had no idea they were doing this back in those days. Thanks for sharing.

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I have seen a small number of Winchester shotguns with cast-off stocks, and have viewed ledger entries for a few Winchester rifles with specially made cast-off stocks. That is the first lever-action that I have actually seen with a cast-off stock (and lever). Very interesting 8)

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Very cool looking gun, but just an observation regarding the tang sight. Is the top tang curved, as well? If so, how is the tang sight mounted so that it is straight in line with the receiver and barrel, etc.? If you look at the top view, it looks like sight does not follow the path of the top tang. It’s hard to tell by the unclear photo. With that in mind, did someone drill extra holes to mount it? I’d hate to have buyer’s remorse when you receive the gun with extra holes in the top tang on an "as-is / no return" auction. Anyone else having trouble with this observation?

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Does anyone have any opinions regarding the tang sight? How could this be mounted if the top tang is curved?

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Hard to tell, but I see what you are talking about. If you zoom in on that photo, although blurry, it looks like the base is in line with the offset tang but the stem itself almost looks in line with the barrel. I agree, its either drilled special or the sight is modified to make it line up. I’d sure want to see some clear, close up pics of that before buying.

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I’ve made numerous attempts to contact the seller regarding the tang sight and requested additional clear photos and no response at all. That, with a brand new/no feedback seller and it being a "as-is/no return" auction, I’m out. Just gives me a reason to believe the seller has something to hide, but that’s just me.

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It looks like the tang has a bend, and then runs straight. Holes line up, so tang sight fits normally. But, obviously the stem with aperture would have to be turned to the right to line up with the barrel. I’m not sure how this is done.

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Pictures to follow once I receive it! An antique. A takedown. A 38 WCF. Pretty decent condition. AND a cast off rifle with a special tang sight, curved tangs and lever. AND ITS AN 1892!!! How could I not buy it.

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Michael,
I almost missed this post…………congrats on a very cool 1892, and who better to own it than you, Mr. ’92. Glad its in the Waca family now. Be sure to shoot more pics, Enjoy! 😀

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Michael

Congrats, that is a unique rifle.

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Mike and Gary,

Thanks guys. I should have it some time next week I hope. I am still in Michigan and the owner is traveling a bit but it will eventually "come home".

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Michael

That’s a neat gun. I like that it has one of those forearms with the little extra figure in it, besides all the other special stuff. I didn’t know you were a right handed, left eye dominant shooter Laugh

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Brad,

It is just a precautionary rifle in case my eyesight changes!

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"It is just a precautionary rifle in case my eyesight changes!"

Good solid logic ! I think most Winchester collectors were Boy Scouts (be prepared)

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Michael,

To be honest, first time I saw that rifle on there, my very initial thought was of you. Nice to see the rifle is "going home". A very unique rifle and a rifle to be proud of.

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Matt,
I am not all that certain that it is "going home" but it is definitely heading to my home. I spoke to the owner yesterday while driving from Michigan to Texas and he is a great guy. The rifle had been originally purchased by his great grandfather and has been in the family since then. There is a second gun coming along with it. So stay tuned for an interesting series of photos once they arrive.

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I’m looking forward to your update. That is certainly a very rare ’92.

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