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Model 1892 in .44-40 octagon.

Discussion in 'Winchester' started by ACfixer, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Jaison

    Jaison G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    You got mad cool factor, AC! That's a helluva shooter.
  2. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    You don't just get the cool factor, you get a more valuable and collectible Winchester lever gun. Although I seek a different configuration, I'd have bought that one if the price was right. You might want to consider getting a letter of authenticity from the Cody, Wyoming records. It'll help future value as well as letting you know if it was a custom order, maybe where it was shipped from the factory and possibly other historical tid bits.

  3. ACfixer

    ACfixer Global Warming Enthusiast Forum Contributor

    Ha ha thanks guys, you've all reassured me that besides helping a friend out I got something pretty neat. I don't know enough about old guns so when it comes to buying on someone's word that's all I really have and we all know how that can go.

    Chesterwin, I probably won't go to all that effort... I think I've only sold two or three guns over the years and none since around 2010 and even that one was just a $200 shotgun I just passed along. I think I'm just going to order a couple boxes of shells and then shoot the gun once with a string from a vice, then if all goes well I'll see how many that shortened tube holds and if I can hit anything with it. :)

    This guy has a Garand he wants to sell me as well, he wants a G for that too and I know that there are SO MANY factors that go into a Garand's value with the swapped parts and re-armoring etc... the CMP stuff, throat and muzzle gauging. It looks like a really cool rifle and I think he's pretty firm on that price (especially now that I bought the 92) so I need to find a guide on how to by Garands. He's also got a Model '94 octagon from the 20's in .30-30 and a sweet M1 Carbine.
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  4. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

  5. ACfixer

    ACfixer Global Warming Enthusiast Forum Contributor

    A bit less than a grand, I gave him $900 for it. He told me I could check it out for a week and he'd give me the money back if we weren't close on the price but in my mind a deal is a deal and if it's worth less or more then it's just water under the bridge at that point. I wanted to hold off a little in letting on what I paid because that taints people's opinions. ;)
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  6. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    You should be a happy camper! Enjoy it. The fact that the value is likely to grow too!
  7. CopperniX

    CopperniX Forum Fanatic Staff Member

    That is a nice looking lever gun. My only lever gun is a Winchester 1873 in .38-40 manufactured around 1874. With 'Off-Calibers' I would suggest getting dies and all the brass you can find.
  8. Now you need a pistol in .44 WCF to go along with it !...............
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  9. ACfixer

    ACfixer Global Warming Enthusiast Forum Contributor

    SGammo has .44-40 in stock, I'll grab a couple hundred rounds but I doubt I'll ever shoot it enough to warrant reloading. We'll see...

  10. runfiverun

    runfiverun G&G Evangelist

    if you can find one, and if the owner would sell it.
    a USFA rodeo in blue or case hardened would be great.