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October 28, 2023 - 5:45 pm
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Has anyone seen or handled this rifle in person?  Seller claims to have displayed it at the Denver Colorado show.  To me, the story seems pretty far-fetched for a 1910 receiver mated up to a 1945-dated barrel as being factory original.  Then you have the “new in box” and “unfired” thrown in the mix.  Or is it a Frankenchester / fantasy rifle??

https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/winchester-rifles-lever-pre-64/winchester-1892-rifle-new-in-box-unfired-c-1910-45.cfm?gun_id=102485160

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October 28, 2023 - 7:56 pm
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I am suspicious…

And DEFINITELY NOT a $10,000 rifle.

Note the proofmarks (WP) are blued and this tells me the bluing was applied after the proofmarks were applied, which is contrary to the manufacturing process.

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The story means nothing. The rifle must stand or fall on its own merits. I see PW proof marks that have a visible halos and raised edges as best can be seen in the blurry pictures. Octagon barrel edges are crisp and stampings look clean, deep and original. Polishing room data has the receiver made in 1909 so that is in the factory applied PW proof mark range. Wood to metal fit and a proud butt plate are about perfect and hard to achieve on a redo. Needs hands on inspection to be sure of anything. A possible clean up gun re-barreled at the factory after WWII? 

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Definitely refinished and rebarreled.  This is the second time I have seen the rifle for sale.  

Michael

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