Avatar
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon
Winchester 1892 with No Winchester Barrel Markings help
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Avatar
Member
WACA Guest
Forum Posts: 3
Member Since:
May 25, 2024
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
May 25, 2024 - 3:59 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Hello, I’ve got a Winchester 1892 in 44WCF (44-40) that has no Winchester stamping on the top of the barrel other than the caliber. The receiver dates to 1914 (SN#707313). It has these markings underneath in the mag tube cutout. Has anyone seen this before? I can add additional pictures if requested. 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5Kp8EuLq2SjbiLMMA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ENrSiE3DBJ512GFn9

Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 11083
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
May 25, 2024 - 6:30 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

The barrel shows signs of harsh corrosion and refinish.  The original factory markings on the top of the barrel were most likely obliterated removing rust corrosion and refinish preparation.

Bert

WACA Historian & Board of Director Member #6571L
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Avatar
Member
WACA Guest
Forum Posts: 3
Member Since:
May 25, 2024
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
May 25, 2024 - 7:51 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Bert H. said
The barrel shows signs of harsh corrosion and refinish.  The original factory markings on the top of the barrel were most likely obliterated removing rust corrosion and refinish preparation.

Bert

  

Thank you Bert. After reading your reply i decided to do a little photo shoot of the whole gun for more context. I’m eager to hear your thoughts on it. Do the numbers or proofs on the bottom of the barrel mean anything to you? vs the model and year of the gun?

Heres more pics of the whole gun.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/e5zvJnoKEvXrqBnb7

Avatar
North Texas
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 369
Member Since:
April 30, 2023
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
May 25, 2024 - 8:17 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

That serial number even looks repunched, not a font/script I recognize…probably was sanded/polished off with the barrel markings?

Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 11083
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
May 25, 2024 - 8:52 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

The serial number is not original (it has been restamped).  The numbers and the other letters stamped on the bottom of the barrel are standard markings and are found on nearly all similar barrels.

The graded condition of that Model 1892 Carbine is at the bottom end of the scale.  It has no value in the collector market.

Bert

WACA Historian & Board of Director Member #6571L
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Avatar
Troutdale, OR
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2045
Member Since:
June 26, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
May 25, 2024 - 10:13 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

The receiver almost looks like it was sandblasted.

Don

Avatar
Northern edge of the D/FW Metromess
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 5265
Member Since:
November 7, 2015
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
7
May 25, 2024 - 11:32 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

It has certainly been abused and aggressively refinished. Certainly has more character than most! Hope the bore is better than the exterior. Almost wonder if it may have been a prop gun.

 

Mike

Life Member TSRA, Endowment Member NRA
BBHC Member, TGCA Member
Smokeless powder is a passing fad! -Steve Garbe
I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it. -Woodrow F. Call, Lonesome Dove
Some of my favorite recipes start out with a handful of depleted counterbalance devices.-TXGunNut
Presbyopia be damned, I'm going to shoot this thing! -TXGunNut
Avatar
Member
WACA Guest
Forum Posts: 3
Member Since:
May 25, 2024
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
8
May 26, 2024 - 4:44 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

TXGunNut said
It has certainly been abused and aggressively refinished. Certainly has more character than most! Hope the bore is better than the exterior. Almost wonder if it may have been a prop gun.

 

Mike

  

Bore isn’t great either, it has rifling still but it’s dark

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 778
Currently Online: Roundsworth, JWA, Big Larry, TXGunNut, Pwog, cnascar
Guest(s) 107
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
clarence: 6627
TXGunNut: 5265
Chuck: 4732
steve004: 4391
1873man: 4359
Big Larry: 2380
twobit: 2326
mrcvs: 1803
TR: 1738
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 17
Topics: 13028
Posts: 113903

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1819
Members: 8999
Moderators: 4
Admins: 3
Navigation