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Winchester 1892 marked US TVA
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August 8, 2022 - 7:07 pm
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I recently acquired a Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring rifle w/ 20″ bbl (dom 1916) in 44 WCF.  It is marked US over TVA and a 3 digit number on the left buttstock.  Letters are 3/4” and the number is 3/8”.

I have seen a Winchester Model 12 shotgun and an M1 Carbine that were stamped TVA Property, and confirmed as used by TVA.  I have not seen anything regarding any Winchester rifles used by TVA.  I am wondering if anyone has knowledge or documentation of any US or TVA use of Winchester 1892s. 

I am well aware that this one could be a fake.  Especially since the US and TVA were stamped using the same font/stamp set.  And, as the rifle is a 1916, and TVA didn’t come into being until 1933, that doesn’t track either.

Good news is, for what I have in it, I don’t care if it IS a fake – still very happy to have it, and 44 WCF is one of my favorite calibers.  

Thanx for any insight.  

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Had the owner of the LGS look at it today.  He bought TVA surplus over the years.  He got 4 Winchester 1892s in 44 WCF in the 70’s.  While he had not seen one marked as mine is, he believes it is a legit TVA surplus rifle.

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In my research on the Model 1892’s I have seen another carbine marked on the left receiver side.  It was manufactured during 1917.  Please send me some images and the serial number and I will be happy to take a look at it.  [email protected]




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