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Winchester 92 in 218 Bee
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Amazing!  The model “92” stamp appears to be a correct size.  On the others that have been looked at, the ’92’ stamp is a smaller size.  I would be interested in seeing the stamping on the bottom of the barrel.

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Gentlemen,

That is a faked Model 53 rifle with a Model 43 barrel mounted on it.  That serial number (985713) was previously a 25-20 WCF when it was recorded in the Model 53 survey in August of 2015.  The original barrel was drilled & tapped for a scope, so it seems that a dishonest owner/seller decided to “upgrade it…  FAKE!!

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Thanks for the clarification Bert!  You da MAN.

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The seller changed to the description to be more accurate.   I give him credit for doing that as many, if not most, internet sellers would not have.    I think the asking price is very high but it’s not dishonest to ask a high price for a honestly described item.

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The seller changed to the description to be more accurate.   I give him credit for doing that as many, if not most, internet sellers would not have.    I think the asking price is very high but it’s not dishonest to ask a high price for a honestly described item.  

I had a multi-message discussion with the seller via email, and I provided him with the “facts” about that rifle.  To his credit, he has corrected the auction description accordingly.

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A little late for the party, was thinking description was pretty close to Bert’s account. Price a bit optimistic for a parts gun but maybe he has too much in it. Will give him credit for making changes when called for, wonder if he got duped when he bought it.

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I have made a note in the Model 53 survey, “Update: altered to 218 Bee Bbl”

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I have made a note in the Model 53 survey, “Update: altered to 218 Bee Bbl”  

I figured that you would.

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