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I purchased a Japanese 1892 Winchester in 45 Colt.  It was new in the box, unfired.  It has the etched engraving on the receiver and a rather nicely figured stock.  I understand these were manufactured between 1997 and 1999.  I have a 1998 Winchester catalog which shows the rifle but in a grade one which appears to not have the etched engraving.  Does anyone know the year the etched engraving was made available?  Just trying to learn more about the rifle.  I understand it’s not an old Winchester, but I like the looks of it right away.  The price was right.  Why not!Laugh

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I agree, sounds like you got yourself a nice rifle. 

Post a photo if it’s convenient. 

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Winchester Model 1873 44-40 circa 1886

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I hope this comes out ok.  I have a Mountain Lion hunt coming up and I want to use this.

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Good looking rifle, thanks for sharing the photo. Should serve you well on your hunt.

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Winchester Model 1873 44-40 circa 1886

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Nice enough, what load are you planning to hunt with? I’d shy away from the heavy loads unless the Miroku is significantly stronger than the Winchester.

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225 Hornady LEVERevolution for right now.  I have not look into the reloading manual yet.

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