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
WTT Model 65 pistol grip "Close Couple Set Trigger" tang and trigger
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 10986
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
August 31, 2023 - 1:04 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Interesting… to the very best of my knowledge, Winchester did not manufacture or ever offer the Model 65 with a close-coupled set trigger (CCST) or the predecessor Model 53 for that matter.  Model 1892 rifles are very uncommon (rare) with a CCST.  Finding a loose Model 1892 CCST and hammer will most certainly be a daunting challenge!

Bert

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

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 1773
Member Since:
September 22, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
August 31, 2023 - 10:13 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

David Swenson said
I must admit to being wrong about this set trigger tang. The last post got me thinking, so I did some comparing to my 92 straight tang and see that it is different. I will go out on a limb and say that it is from a model 64. Same exaggerated curve on the pistol grip. I still am looking for a 92 set trigger pistol grip tang and hammer. Bert, thanks for the help.

Dave  

Are you sure?  Close coupled set triggers do not tend to be, or maybe never are, features of mid 20th Century rifles, such as the Model 71, 53/65, or 55/64.  My guess is that your close coupled set trigger originated from one of the following Models:  1873, 1876, 1885, 1886, 1892, or 1894, and odds are it came off a Model 1885 Single Shot Rifle.

Avatar
Troutdale, OR
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2006
Member Since:
June 26, 2013
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
3
September 21, 2023 - 1:02 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Hi Dave,

I’d be willing to bet your set trigger assembly came from a model 1894 with a pistol grip.  I’ve attached a few photos of my 1894 semi deluxe with pistol grip and set trigger in 32-40.  Does yours look similar?

Don

P1080696.JPGImage EnlargerP1080699.JPGImage EnlargerP1080700.JPGImage EnlargerP1080701.JPGImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4345
Member Since:
November 19, 2006
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
September 21, 2023 - 4:12 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

deerhunter said
Hi Dave,

I’d be willing to bet your set trigger assembly came from a model 1894 with a pistol grip.  I’ve attached a few photos of my 1894 semi deluxe with pistol grip and set trigger in 32-40.  Does yours look similar?

Don

P1080696.JPGImage EnlargerP1080699.JPGImage EnlargerP1080700.JPGImage EnlargerP1080701.JPGImage Enlarger

  

That is surely a wonderful rifle.

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 778
Currently Online: JWA, deerhunter, clarence, TXGunNut, Michael Elli
Guest(s) 26
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
clarence: 6528
TXGunNut: 5198
Chuck: 4685
steve004: 4345
1873man: 4331
Big Larry: 2359
twobit: 2323
mrcvs: 1773
TR: 1732
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 17
Topics: 12932
Posts: 112812

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1793
Members: 8944
Moderators: 4
Admins: 3
Navigation