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I remember when these were thought to be aftermarket Frankenchesters
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January 13, 2024 - 7:02 pm
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https://www.gunbroker.com/item/1029891105

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https://www.gunbroker.com/item/1029891105

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Interesting old Winchester.

Perhaps a picayune observation, but I should think that the barrel band, intended as it was for a round barrel, certainly leaves gaps around the octagon barrel that would collect crud.  That would make me moderately crazy! Still, I would love to have such an interesting old ’92.

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Blue Ridge Parson said
Interesting old Winchester.

Perhaps a picayune observation, but I should think that the barrel band, intended as it was for a round barrel, certainly leaves gaps around the octagon barrel that would collect crud.  That would make me moderately crazy! Still, I would love to have such an interesting old ’92.

Problem solved: pipe-cleaners.  So you could buy it without fear of succumbing to mental illness.  Though what Rob wrote in his article about the suspiciously good cond of most of these guns (according to him) makes me wonder how they survived the brutal treatment so often show in films: “throw down your guns,” & the like.

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It’s a nice looking gun, but as Blue Ridge said about band, also the barrel has mail order proof, and the dove tail under barrel,92carbine-oct.jpgImage Enlarger that would keep me from spending a lot.

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After re-reading Rob’s article I can understand the attraction to guns of this type. I suspect there are more out there for the finding but I’m sure no small percentage were very badly abused and scrapped instead of sold. Might be fun to find one that hasn’t been identified as a movie gun but I don’t want one bad enough to pay the current bid.

 

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I have one identical to Austin’s Gunbroker gun in the first post. My dad gave it to me on my 16th birthday over 60 years ago. Dad told me he purchased it at Hudson’s Sporting Goods store in NYC in the late 1930’s. I have seen 3 other identical examples on the East Coast over the last 40 years of collecting and gun shows. I believe about 200 guns were made. Madis did research on these factory made carbines. Mine is serial 981256. I saw one sell at RIA years ago sell for over 6K. 

Previous discussion here: https://winchestercollector.org/forum/winchester-rifles/thoughts-on-model-92-carbine-from-ria/#p61271

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There is or at least or was ? 2 of these carbines in Australia, identical to the one  shown .I purchased one from the  dealer who traveled to the US often to buy. i sold it some yrs latter and its whereabouts now is unknown. I to believe they were made up by Winchester, as there have been too many found with identical features.

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I saw two of these carbines at a WACA show in the high school gym, many years ago.  Both were in excellent condition.  The forend band was shaped to fit the octagon contour of the barrel on these two guns.

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