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I am going to sell my Dad’s 1894 Model 92 for my Mom (he recently passed) and was wondering what I should ask for it. The gun is very tight and in great shape for it’s age. Nothing has been done to it by my Dad, but can’t say what happened to it before 1970. I am not an arms expert, but it does not look like it has been modified or restored. 

I have the paperwork and the gun was manufactured on June 11, 1894. Any advice would be very much appreciated. 

I have lots of pics, but can’t figure out how to attach them to this thread.

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I am going to sell my Dad’s 1894 Model 92 for my Mom (he recently passed) and was wondering what I should ask for it. The gun is very tight and in great shape for it’s age. Nothing has been done to it by my Dad, but can’t say what happened to it before 1970. I am not an arms expert, but it does not look like it has been modified or restored. 

I have the paperwork and the gun was manufactured on June 11, 1894. Any advice would be very much appreciated. 

I have lots of pics, but can’t figure out how to attach them to this thread.

  

Hey Jeff, everyone here will want pics to offer any opinions…upload them to a host site and link us or email them to me at saxdogg “at” hotmail.com and I”ll post them for you. 

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Awesome, thank you. I will email them to you. 

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Here’s Jeff’s pics!

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Jeff, she’s a 1904 manuf, not 1894. Very little finish, pitting on barrel, stock condition all detracts pretty good…I imagine the bore is not very good condition either. Interested what others will have to say…

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At some point someone did a very thorough job of removing the bluing from all visible metal surfaces. If the muzzle is any indication I don’t have high expectations for the bore. For most collectors it has little value, hard to say if it has any value as a shooter without a thorough inspection. For the decorators that like a rustic accent piece it would probably fill the bill. If it were my Dad’s gun I would keep it. 

 

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IMO, just watching the various auction sites, you would still pull in 900 to 1K. You wouldn’t get that here tho. It’s a shooter, not really a collector piece.

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At some point someone did a very thorough job of removing the bluing from all visible metal surfaces. 

For it to have been removed so thoroughly, esp on the rust-blued brl, there must have been a LOT of surface rust; but what else was there to do once it has been allowed to fall into that cond?

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clarence said

TXGunNut said

At some point someone did a very thorough job of removing the bluing from all visible metal surfaces. 

For it to have been removed so thoroughly, esp on the rust-blued brl, there must have been a LOT of surface rust; but what else was there to do once it has been allowed to fall into that cond?

  

Removing all the finish and pitting is the first step of a good refinishing job. Next logical step was a total re-blue. Apparently that wasn’t in the cards for this 92. We’ll never know why the finish was removed but an abundance of surface rust is as logical as any scenario. Sometimes guns are abandoned or neglected, we’ll probably never know why. Someone quite possibly stopped the process by removing the rust. We’ll likely never know what happened before the OP’s dad bought this rifle. It was apparently special to the OP’s dad, that’s good enough for me.

 

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The rifle would sell in the $1000 range on Gunbroker.com

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