The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Harley Nolden Memorial Institute for Firearms Research

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 23, 2011, 11:58 AM   #1
HevyDuty
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 23, 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 5
Wichester 1892 .32 WCF

I have a Winchester Model 1892 in .32 WCF. It is in 95-98% condition. The bluing is excellent and the wood is in excellent shape also. The serial # is 46760. What year was it made and approximately what is its worth? Any and all information would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!
HevyDuty is offline  
Old May 23, 2011, 01:10 PM   #2
mapsjanhere
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 6, 2009
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 2,352
serial numbers resolves to 1894, collector value probably 2k+, but needs professional condition evaluation if you're in the 95+ range.
__________________
F 135 - the right choice
mapsjanhere is offline  
Old May 23, 2011, 01:38 PM   #3
HevyDuty
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 23, 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 5
Thank you!

mapsjanhere,
I appreciate your reply. Thank you very much!
HevyDuty is offline  
Old May 23, 2011, 01:50 PM   #4
mapsjanhere
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 6, 2009
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 2,352
Actually, the condition would throw up lots of flags in a collector. 95% is basically nothing but safe rash on a gun that old, and while possible that the gun sat in a closet (a nice dry closet) with regular oil for 110+ years, a reblue would be much more likely. We have plenty of regulars here that can judge conditions, reworks or irregularities much better than me, so post some pictures.
__________________
F 135 - the right choice
mapsjanhere is offline  
Old May 23, 2011, 06:01 PM   #5
HevyDuty
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 23, 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 5
Model 1892 pics

Here are some pics.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg win92x1.jpg (154.1 KB, 117 views)
File Type: jpg win92x2.jpg (214.8 KB, 113 views)
File Type: jpg wwin92x4.jpg (190.2 KB, 105 views)
HevyDuty is offline  
Old May 23, 2011, 06:04 PM   #6
HevyDuty
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 23, 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 5
another pic

Here's a pic of the back sight.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg win92x3.jpg (124.9 KB, 96 views)

Last edited by HevyDuty; May 23, 2011 at 09:31 PM. Reason: rewording
HevyDuty is offline  
Old May 23, 2011, 06:15 PM   #7
HevyDuty
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 23, 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 5
Probably not 95%

Well, I was over zealous about the finish of the rifle. I would re-adjust the numbers to maybe 80 - 85%
HevyDuty is offline  
Old May 23, 2011, 08:39 PM   #8
PetahW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 4,679
You have what appears to be an 1892 Winchwster Rifle (as opposed to the Carbine).

FWIW, a little over a year ago, I sold a 1907 button-magazine .32-30 Rifle in 98% original condition for a bit over $2500 via walking it around a gun show.

If what you have is the original finish, and not a reblue, I would think it would bring as much

.
PetahW is offline  
Old May 29, 2011, 09:22 PM   #9
Hawg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 8, 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 11,718
With the dings in the forearm I'd say its a reblue.
Hawg is offline  
Old May 30, 2011, 03:06 AM   #10
eastbank
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 7, 2008
Location: pa.
Posts: 1,056
i think a reblue and the rear sight may not be original for one that early. eastbank.
eastbank is offline  
Old October 20, 2011, 07:35 AM   #11
2bit
Junior Member
 
Join Date: October 20, 2011
Posts: 3
Hello all,

I know this is an old thread but I feel I should reply anyways.

The sporting rifle is most definitely been reblued. The rifle was serialized during July of 1895. During this time the lever, hammer, and butt plate of the Model 1892 were case hardened and would show case colors. The lever now is blued so it is wrong. The rear sight is also not original to the rifle. As a result of the alteration the rifle would have no collector value and is primarily a shooter grade gun. The value should be much more in the $700 range.

I am conducting a research survey of the Model 1892 rifles and would very much appreciate a photo of the barrel address and the upper tang stamp please. My email is 2bitrifles@gmail.com

Thanks
Michael
2bit is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.10618 seconds with 10 queries