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Is this deluxe 1892 SRC legit?
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I thought by the 1920’s the levers and hammers were all blued and not case-colored.  Could this be a made-up SRC deluxe?

http://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/winchester-rifles-lever-pre-64/very-rare-full-deluxe-winchester-model-92-src-38-wcf.cfm?gun_id=100806987

 

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January 27, 2017 - 10:40 pm
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Don,

At the time that Model 92 was made, the lever & hammer were blued… and that is what it appears to be on that SRC. I believe the seller is mistaking worn bluing with some patina for faded case color.

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Bert,

If you look at photo #5 it looks like there are remnants of case-color on the lever where it mates up to the bottom of the receiver.

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The hammer doesn’t appear to me to have any case color.  What it does have is a lot of wear and the wear marks indicate that it is slightly canted, possibly due to a badly worn hammer screw and/or very slight misalignment of the hammer screw hole in the hammer itself.

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Don,

I do not see it… don’t let your eyes play tricks on you.

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There is something about the wood, especially the forearm wood that makes me a little concerned, but I am more skeptical than most. Peter

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I see case colors on the lever as well. And as a whole the patina on the lever appears to be that of a case colored part. The hammer looks correctly blued. 

To solve the speculation here; Someone please ask the seller for a photo of the inside/underside of the lever near the locking bars with the action fully epened. This will reveal case colors on even the most worn gun. 

 

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With regard to case color on lever and/or hammer. With the model 1894, the hammers and levers were both blue by 1915. Don’t know if the 1892 followed the same time frame but I suspect it would have. The change over from case color to blue on the 1894 is one of the things that I did look into for one of my spread sheets.

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On photo # 5 of 15, there is definitely case color on the left side of the lever immediately below the locking lug. The right side, not so much.

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