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January 10, 2022 - 1:57 pm
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Welcome, Dave! Sounds like a great stable of hunting rifles. You’ve picked a great place to come and learn more, we do indeed have some very knowledgeable Winchester collectors.

 

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Hello all, my name is Rick Vidrio and from Upper Michigan who moved during the Pandemic to Bozeman, MT. Have been an avid grouse hunter with English Setters and fly fisherman for  over 30 years.I too have been a collector of vintage bamboo rods mostly Michigan makers. When we moved to Bozeman I had never owned a handgun. I was a smooth bore man, vintage side by sides. Bought a 1975 Python from my old neighbor and got hooked on Colts. So about 10 vintage Colts later. I recently bought a high condition Winchester’92 made in 1898 and got the Winchester book by Madis. I have a ‘73 made in 1880  with a 26” Octagonal  barrel on the way which I posted the other day on this site under rifles. Several members have already reached out with their opinions which I am very greatfull.

I’m excited and looking forward to contributing and learning about the Winchester models and desirability.

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Hi Rick, and welcome to the forum from Western, PA.  Sounds like you have some great guns. Would love to see some pictures of your Winchester model 1892.

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Welcome, Rick. Glad to hear you’ve escaped Michigan and living the dream in Montana. Winchester collection off to a great start, sho7ld complement your Colts and fishing rods well.

 

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TXGunNut said
Welcome, Rick. Glad to hear you’ve escaped Michigan and living the dream in Montana. Winchester collection off to a great start, sho7ld complement your Colts and fishing rods well.

 

Mike

  

Thanks for the warm welcome. Been In Bozeman for 3 years and I still pinch myself that I’m really here. Will post pics on my ‘92 when I get it back from the smith. Having trouble with the loading lifter going in the bore, hitting above the bore. Hopefully minor problem. Looking forward to learning more about these classic rifles.

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Hi to everyone ! My name is Ben and i’m trying to get my hands on an old winchester model 94. My main issue at the moment is that I cannot seem to find how to upload pictures on here.

 

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Good Afternoon All,

I have a post 1964 Model 70 in 30.06 with a DETACHABLE MAGAZINE.  The stock cracked and I have now discovered that the detachable magazine option makes this rifle a bit of a unicorn.  Even my gunsmith could not locate a replacement stock.

So I turn to this community of experts – anyone out there make or have on hand a long action stock cut for a detachable magazine?

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Hello to all. Greetings from a new member from GA who just acquired a Model 1873 44-40 Carbine mfg. in 1886. I am excited to add a Winchester to my Colt, S&W, Auto-Ordnance & Ruger collection!

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Welcome! Hope the site helps you acquire more Winchesters to keep that 1873 company!

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Rich S said
Hello to all. Greetings from a new member from GA who just acquired a Model 1873 44-40 Carbine mfg. in 1886. I am excited to add a Winchester to my Colt, S&W, Auto-Ordnance & Ruger collection!

Rich

  

Welcome! What attracted you to this 1873?

 

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Welcome! Hope the site helps you acquire more Winchesters to keep that 1873 company!

  

Thanks Bill! I lived in Ohio for years btw.

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TXGunNut said

Rich S said

Hello to all. Greetings from a new member from GA who just acquired a Model 1873 44-40 Carbine mfg. in 1886. I am excited to add a Winchester to my Colt, S&W, Auto-Ordnance & Ruger collection!

Rich

  

Welcome! What attracted you to this 1873?

 

Mike

  

Thanks Mike! I’ve been casually shopping for a lever action rifle. After wandering into a local pawnshop, I found myself staring at this antique rifle. I decided to own a piece of history!

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A Good evening. I have a couple of older Winchesters. One is a Production date 1896 Winchester 1894 32-40 in pretty much mint condition. Never been fired that I know of. Beautiful gun. Serial number 69695. I’m considering selling it to assist a grandchild’s education fund. What do think this is worth. Thanks.

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Dennis Ingram said
A Good evening. I have a couple of older Winchesters. One is a Production date 1896 Winchester 1894 32-40 in pretty much mint condition. Never been fired that I know of. Beautiful gun. Serial number 69695. I’m considering selling it to assist a grandchild’s education fund. What do think this is worth. Thanks.

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Per the original Winchester factory records, Model 1894 s/n 69695 was manufactured in October of the year 1899.  

In my experience, any 125-year-old Winchester Model 1894 that appears to be in “mint” condition has been refinished (or restored). Clear detailed pictures of the rifle will tell us the true story about its actual graded condition.

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Welcome, Dennis! Looking forward to learning more about your 1894 and the other Winchester you mentioned. 

 

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Hello, 

I was directed over here from a site called Michigan gun owners with some help determining a value on a model 1892.  The person that helped me get over here seemed to be very knowledgeable but named dropped a couple members over here and said they have forgot more than he knows (Mark and Bert).  I am looking for a little info on this. I have lots of pictures but can’t seem to figure out how to post them.

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Matthew Bezotte said
Hello, 

I was directed over here from a site called Michigan gun owners with some help determining a value on a model 1892.  The person that helped me get over here seemed to be very knowledgeable but named dropped a couple members over here and said they have forgot more than he knows (Mark and Bert).  I am looking for a little info on this. I have lots of pictures but can’t seem to figure out how to post them.

Thanks in advance!

Hello Matt,

Welcome to the WACA website.

In regard to your Winchester Model 1892, please start a new topic on the Winchester Rifles forum and include the serial number and other pertinent information about your gun.  As a “Guest” on the WACA website, you will need to first upload your pictures to a photo hosting website, and then post the URL to them here on the WACA forums. 

Our resident “expert” on the Model 1892 is Michael (2bit).  He will gladly assist you with any questions you may have.

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