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DOM of Winchester 1892 32 WCF with Octagon barrel
September 9, 2021
3:44 pm
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I have a Winchester 1892 32 WCF with an octagon barrel serial number 400521. Would you please give me a date of manufacture and any other information about the rifle?



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September 9, 2021
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Your Model 1892 Sporting Rifle was manufactured in September 1907.  Based on what I am seeing in the pictures, it was refinished at some time in its past.


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September 12, 2021
11:46 am
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Hello Jim,

For some reason all of the bluing has been removed from the magazine tube.  Is there a small groove cut into the bottom flat of the barrel at the muzzle?  Your rifle is in the transition range of when the magazine end cap design was changed from ones with a tab that fit into the slot to a design that was fully round.  

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The front sight is not original and the rear sight elevator is also not original.


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Model 1892 / Model 61 Collector, Research, Valuation

September 13, 2021
1:47 am
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Hey TwoBit,

I’ve packed the rifle away. I’ll get back at it in a few months.



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