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August 5, 2021
7:26 pm
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I found an unusual 92 Rifle at the Nov. 1994 Pomona Show that I had to have.  Like a solid frame Model 53 with a rifle butt.  My taste in Winchesters with unusual features sometimes leads me to purchase “iffy” Winchesters.  Would like the opinions of other members as to what I have.  This little Winchester remains one of my favorites and nothing said will change that.  I am just curious and would like other comments.

Model 92 rifle, Serial #763779 (c. 1914), 22″ barrel 25-20 W.C.F., Rifle butt with no stamp marks in tang area or under the butt plate, lower tang stamped “766”, Underside of barrel stamped, “’31  M.N.S.  25-20 W.C.F.”, fore end has “EX. LT.” stamped where the wood fits into the receiver.  Your thoughts?  RDB

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August 5, 2021
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rogertherelic said  Your thoughts? 

 

I wish I had seen it first.

August 6, 2021
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Roger

Nice little gun. I guess I’ve never heard of an ELW ’92. The shorter tapered barrel w/ ramp sight sure lends to that style though. The only thing that stands out to me is the “92” marked barrel is much later than the receiver date. Maybe the receiver got lost and was assembled post 1919 as this M53 looking predecessor. You definitely come up with some head scratchers. Thanks for sharing. 

~Gary~

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August 6, 2021
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Roger,

I think were cut from the same Cloth!

I like it also! Nice Rifle! Smile

Tony

August 6, 2021
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A picture of the barrel and receiver PW proofs would add to the provenance if they are forensically matching. 

August 6, 2021
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I added two pictures.  The Proof Marks are light, but proud and not buffed.  I noticed, for the first time, under magnification the receiver proof has a shadow almost looks ‘double struck’.  The bottom of the barrel stamps are much deeper.  The “EX.  LT.” stamp on the rear lip of the forend is too light to photograph.  Hope this helps.  Thanks for the replies.  RDB

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