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Favorite Winchester, maybe, or is it my M1886?
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Not usually hard to find, but in high condition, a little tough. Got this on Gun Broker for $2,500 when no one was bidding. The seller had no clue about the rifle as he had picked it up for painting someone’s house. $2,500 was a stupid bid for this 700,000 numbered high condition M1892 in 44-40.

He told me the bore was worn out. These rifles had very shallow grooves and I guess he scared the other bidders away.

Have yet to shoot it, but it is probably as accurate as my other M1892’s.  Big Larry

 

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Nice score, Big Larry. Good eye.

 

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Beautiful looking rifle. Is that black powder only or can you use smokeless?

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It is a smokeless powder rifle from 1913. It has proof marks on the bbl. and receiver. One of my pride and joys. I got a great deal on it. Saw one at a Reno Show, not quite as nice, and the asking price was $4.500. Nice M1892’s are out of most folks price range. Mine too.   Big Larry

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Patrick Colahan said
Beautiful looking rifle. Is that black powder only or can you use smokeless?

  

Really no such thing as “black powder only,” except maybe in a Brown Bess.  With smokeless, you tailor powder & load to the gun, for which there’s much data in loading manuals.  As for factory loads, they’re all adjusted to be safe in antique BP guns, unless noted otherwise.

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