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July 30, 2013 - 1:55 pm
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I finally got to pick up the gun(s) and as promised here are some quick photos of them. As I had mentioned earlier, while I was talking to the previous owner of the 1892 we got to chatting about the rifle and he eluded to another old shotgun that was configured the same way. Of course I asked what kind it was. A few exchanges of emails with photos and a couple more phone calls and we decided that the Model 1887 really should stay with the 1892 since they have been together for the past 118 years.

Both guns have curved upper and lower tangs and levers and the butt stock is also curved to perfectly fit the same radius. And yes the peep sight base is also curved to perfectly overlay the upper tang on the 1892. The 1887 is a 10 gauge with a full choke 30 inch barrel. The shotgun condition is definitely lower than the rifle but as a pair they make for a very interesting look at just how far Winchester would go for a customer. Enjoy the images.
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July 30, 2013 - 2:08 pm
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Wow, Michael, thanks for the pictures; nice 2-fer!!!!! One supports the configuration of the other!!!!!!

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July 30, 2013 - 4:10 pm
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Wow! 😯 I was amazed when saw the 1892 in this configuration, but then to find another old Winchester in the same configuration from the same fellow? Incredible find and happy for you. Those are two guns that should never be separated.

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July 30, 2013 - 6:56 pm
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Talk about a score, what a great set. So glad you ended up with both of them. Actually the condition of the 87 is not too bad either, and a checkered stock to boot. Would not have believed it without seeing them.

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July 31, 2013 - 8:01 am
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Thanks for posting those photos of those two fascinating guns.

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July 31, 2013 - 9:57 am
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Amazing! How do they feel when you shoulder them?? Very cool pair….

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The guns come up and shoulder very well until, with the rifle you instinctively close your left eye! If you close your right eye it sights just fine. I am going to have to shoot the 1892 just to see. I will try the peep sight alignment also.

I still need to clean them and look down the bore of the 1892.

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July 31, 2013 - 7:35 pm
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Do you think they were made to accommodate for a left eye dominant right handed person?

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Chris,

That is exactly the story from the previous owner. It is a bit interesting that the shotgun has more cast off than does the rifle. I did sneak a peek at the bore and it is pristine. No frosting or pits and the rifling is very sharp edged. The next step is to pull the peep sight and check out the upper tang stamp.

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July 31, 2013 - 8:31 pm
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Wow Michael! Those are amazing!

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Finding a pair like that made for one person is unbelievable. A once in a lifetime acquisition.

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