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September 22, 2023 - 1:16 am
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What a strange assemblage of parts!  An 1892 receiver, mated to a highly modified 1894 barrel that started out as a 25-35 and was subsequently bored out to a larger caliber—- without even stamping the new caliber on the barrel.  What kind of “gunsmith” does such a thing rather than just using the correct parts?

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Great shooter? Parts gun? Pick one, if you decide to shoot it I’ll be over here behind something solid. I don’t heal up as fast as I used to. Looks like everything screwed together fairly well, pretty much resembles a gun. Probably had parts left over.

 

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Oh no Boys! He’s got that very very rare 92/94 Hybrid. Anyone got a survey on these started yet? Laugh

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The general advice to have an old rifle checked out by a competent gunsmith before firing surely applies here!

Interesting concept.  I suppose a M1894 .25-35 barrel could be rebored and rechambered to .44-40 and work just fine.  I have seen many other rifles that have been rebored to a larger caliber (e.g. 40-65 to .45-70) and the original caliber stampings remained.  Not a good idea in my book, but I suppose the owner figured they knew what the caliber of the rifle was, and that was good enough.

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