July 8, 2012
model 1892 new in box
June 11, 2014
I have a question about that rifle. In the photo that shows the model and caliber stamp (Model 92 Winchester 25-20), the impressions inside the letters seems to be blued. Is that correct? Also, in the same photo, where the forestock meets the receiver, the metal seems to be proud of the wood. The edges of the wood curve down to below the level of the metal. The Model 92 barrel is too late for the receiver.
May 5, 2009
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March 20, 2009
This rifle has been for sale for over 2 years. It goes away for a qhilw and then comes back again. As Rex pointed the barrel is totally incorrect for the SN of the rifle. The model designation stamp on the barre ldid not occur for another 400,000 rifles. The only thing that has changed is that the price is about $1200 higher than the last time I saw it.
Model 1892 / Model 61 Collector, Research, Valuation
July 8, 2012
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September 9, 2011
I'm with you guys on this one. Don't think it's right. BUT, I have seen a '92 Winchester that was new in the box. The gun had been given to an old man I knew by his father, who bought it new. I don't know why it was never used, but it had been in the family since about 1918, I think. I saw the rifle in the late 1970's, but lost track of it after the man died. He had sold it, but his widow could not remember who bought it. There's a long story about why I didn't get a shot at it, but I won't go into that now. Put's me in a bad mood.
December 22, 2012
What did the early Winchester boxes look like?
And how were rifles shipped? In cases of 10 (+/-) to wholesalers?
And when did cardboard boxes first come into use?
In 2000, when on vacation in New Mexico, I saw a display of what looked to be unissued Hall breech-loading percussion rifles in a case that was labeled as being original. It was heavily made, of white pine and looked to be specially fitted for the Hall rifles. There were Harpers Ferry markings stenciled on the box, but I recall the box as being otherwise unpainted. I think the box held 8 rifles.
In 1958, when I was in high school, I was in a gun shop in Geneva, NY. The proprietor had just purchased (from Bannerman?) a case of 1870 Trapdoor rifles, .50-70. That case was also of white pine, was painted a dark green outside and was unpainted inside. It held 10 rifles. The case was opened by unscrewing several large wood screws. The rifles were $35 each.
June 11, 2014
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