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Hello all.  I am wondering if you guys could lend your ears and knowledge.  I have recently put a deposit on a used Winchester rifle.  In my excitement and haste I failed to actually look at the barrel for caliber. The rifle is a half round half octagon barrel Miroko.  The magazine stops at the forearm with a cap like a short rifle.  And it has a straight grip stock. The wood is very nice but not what I would call “exhibition” grade or even close.                                                                                              The tag attached to the trigger guard said Winchester Mod 92, 38-55.  As you can probably tell I am not an expert on such things but I do know that 38-55 is generally a 1894 chambering.  My question is is it even possible that the tag is correct and this rifle is indeed a 38-55 Miroku 92?                                                                                                                 Any and all advice or comments are appreciated. Thank you all. 

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If it is a 38-55, it cannot be a Model 92.  That stated, it is apparently a modern reproduction (if it has a Miroku marked barrel).  Personally, if I were your shoes, I would call the shop you are purchasing it from and ask them all the questions you just asked us… they are in a much better position than we are to answer any questions about the gun.

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I will do just that. Thank you

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So, how did it go, did you get any info? Because I recently inherited my late grandfather’s guns, which include several Winchester rifles and shotguns (that was his favorite brand, he’d only bring Winchesters when hunting), and there’s one in 38-55, about which I know little… and as far as I know, so did Gramps, as he just called it “the old one”.

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Give us all of the details about the guns and maybe we can help.  Serial number, patent dates, barrel address etc. 
Pictures would help a lot.

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So, how did it go, did you get any info? Because I recently inherited my late grandfather’s guns, which include several Winchester rifles and shotguns (that was his favorite brand, he’d only bring Winchesters when hunting), and there’s one in 38-55, about which I know little… and as far as I know, so did Gramps, as he just called it “the old one”.  

Gramps may not have known much but he knew enough to hunt with a Winchester. Maybe you’re not giving him enough credit. Wink

 

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Don’t worry, I give my Gramps all of the credit he deserves, it is this specific rifle which remained unknown, as he got it from a pawn shop. I’m abroad right now, but I should be able to fly to Kansas this summer and take all of the pictures you guys would need!

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Don’t worry, I give my Gramps all of the credit he deserves, it is this specific rifle which remained unknown, as he got it from a pawn shop. I’m abroad right now, but I should be able to fly to Kansas this summer and take all of the pictures you guys would need!  

Thanks, I suspected that was the case. Looking forward to the pics, I enjoy looking at pics of other folks’ guns. Safe travels!

 

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Thanks, I’ll make sure to create a big thread with pictures of all of his Winchesters for the community to enjoy!

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