March 1, 2009
Take a look at this one.
September 17, 2007
April 15, 2005
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)
WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
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?
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.
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.
September 9, 2011
January 24, 2013
December 30, 2011
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
April 23, 2012
March 23, 2007
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.
Model 1892 / Model 61 Collector, Research, Valuation
June 11, 2014