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Winchester 1892 with “special order” features…
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September 15, 2023 - 12:04 pm
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1911 production.  Yes, the double set trigger is unusual, and a non checkered pistol grip stock is certainly uncommon…

BUT…

It conveniently doesn’t letter.

Spoiler:  You have a rifle with considerable wear and yet you have a pristine nickel plated (not silver, which was a possibility according to the advertisement) forearm cap and buttplate.  It’s unlikely that these were originally nickel plated to begin with.  And the wood appears to be refinished..  

A learning exercise.  Perhaps I am wrong ?.

 

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Good morning,

I first saw this rifle back in October of 2011 from a previous owner.  Nothing has changed since then and the butt plate and end cap are definitely not original.  The unique point is that the #2 Style of tang stamp was pretty much phased out in early 1909 and this SN corresponds to mid 1911.

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Good morning,

I first saw this rifle back in October of 2011 from a previous owner.  Nothing has changed since then and the butt plate and end cap are definitely not original.  The unique point is that the #2 Style of tang stamp was pretty much phased out in early 1909 and this SN corresponds to mid 1911.

Michael

  

Unique…or problematic?

I wouldn’t exactly be reaching for my wallet to pay the $3900 asking price for this rifle—nor anywhere near that.

I just bring this up as a learning experience for others to learn from.  It’s obvious its problems to me, but some others have a different opinion.

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It’s amazing how much of a blessing that this rifle receives on another forum.  I don’t want to post a link here, as I’m afraid of the repercussions (the folks over there can be close minded), and it is in the classifieds.  But it’s amazing the praises this rifle is receiving.  I say “do not pass go!”

Its in the classifieds section of a forum devoted to a high quality shotgun once manufactured in Meriden, Connecticut, if you want to check it out.

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Many shotgun guys love pretty restored guns.

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Chuck said
Many shotgun guys love pretty restored guns. 

As much as I like Parker shotguns, and am now a lifetime member of the Parker Gun Collector’s Association, the restored stuff makes me quickly lose interest.  I actually had it out with someone on that forum about how an earlier unrestored Parker was better than a later restored Parker.  They seem to think that ANTIQUE status is less desirable than something much newer and restored is okay.

I like British shotguns but the cost and the fact so many are restored makes me steer clear.

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