April 15, 2005
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!
WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
September 22, 2011
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.
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.
June 26, 2013
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