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April 6, 2023 - 10:26 pm
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I have a group of Winchesters, would like to post here, but cannot seem to figure out how to include pictures……. The one I acquired today is a Model 1892, in 25-20 WCF, Saddle Ring Carbine, with a 16″ barrel. In pretty nice shape. Were 1892’s with 16″ barrels considered Trappers ?

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I have a group of Winchesters, would like to post here, but cannot seem to figure out how to include pictures……. The one I acquired today is a Model 1892, in 25-20 WCF, Saddle Ring Carbine, with a 16″ barrel. In pretty nice shape. Were 1892’s with 16″ barrels considered Trappers ?

  

I would say yes, but remember, “Trapper” is a term that collectors came up with.  Winchester didn’t use that term.

If you’re a guest, you can use an outside photo hosting site, or e-mail your photos to a member here and they will post them.  I’m a member, but I find it easier to use a (free) photo hosting site.  I use Imgur.

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Rikkin,

You can send me photos of the 1892 and I will happily post them for you.  [email protected]  As noted the “trapper” nomenclature is purely a collectors term.  The term coming from idea/fantasy that a person running a trap line would carry a shortened barrel rifle to conserve weight.  But why not just carry a pistol then?  If you are dispatching leg hold animals at 10 feet it would be just as useful and lighter.

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Rikken:

In answer to your question, YES, all factory supplied short-barreled carbines (less than 20″) are considered “trapper carbines”.

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