I have had a model 92 in .25-20 for some time now. I believe that it is a trappers takedown model with an 18 inch barrel. The question that I have is why or where the 6 round tube magazine came from. I cant seem to find any information on this particular magazine or any other rifles in 25-20 in this size. My rifle also has 4 screws on the left of the receiver that do not appear on any other examples that I have researched. I was assuming that these 4 screws would have been for a scope but this is not my area of expertise.
I have been shooting this rifle in silhouette off and on for a few years now and would love to be able to talk about it more when I’m asked. It is a fantastic rifle and has been in my family for at least 3 generations. I do not plan to ever sell it, but having some idea of the value might also be neat. Any help would be fantastic!
April 15, 2005
What is the serial number? Based on what I am seeing in the pictures you posted, it is a cut down (shortened) standard Take Down rifle. The original barrel length was 24-inchs, and it most likely also had a full-length magazine tube.
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My rifles serial number is 934969
The magazine tube does look a little “toothy” on the thread end. I was thinking that it might have been cut down, though I was also thinking that if someone did not remove the tube from the receiver end all the way this damage could have occurred. The other end of the tube (with magazine screw) is straight and has the same appearance of age as the rest of the tube.
The barrel is straight at the end and does have a slight chamfer towards the center.
My father in 50+ years can never remember this rifle being takendown (yesterday was the first day he can remember ever seeing this). The story goes that my grandfather came back from the navy did some work for an older gentleman who offered 7 guns as payment. From that transaction we still have and use 3 of them. This and the side-by-side are among my favorites to shoot. I dust more clays with that old coach gun than any of my modern purpose built firearms.
March 20, 2009
Good morning Chris,
I agree with Bert that the rifle has been substantially altered. Based on the data I have accumulated in my research survey I can almost guaranty that it was a full length (24 inch) barrel and full length magazine originally. I have included a portion of my spread sheet showing the other take down rifles in this same serial number range as yours. With the exception of one special order deluxe rifle, and one solid frame rifle they were all standard.
From left to right are the serial number, SR (Sporting Rifle), Barrel shape (Round or Octagon), Magazine length (F for Full Length), Stock style (CB Cresent Butt) And TD for take down frame. All of these rifle except for one were 25-20 caliber.
In addition the wood has been sanded on your rifle and the rear sight is not original.\
Model 1892 / Model 61 Collector, Research, Valuation
January 27, 1992