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Old August 22, 2009, 06:15 PM   #1
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Any of the winchester 1892 clones good?

Id like one, been watching a lot of westerns lately and have heard its a strong, smooth action. Id like to know if any replicas/clones are very good. Going to be looking at a new gun next week once i get home.
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Old August 22, 2009, 07:31 PM   #2
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The Rossi was very good. I don't know if they are still being made, but the one I had was great.
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Old August 22, 2009, 10:22 PM   #3
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i see winchester has them on their site? are those FN made or somewhere else?
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Old August 23, 2009, 06:29 PM   #4
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Now i see theres:

Rossi
Winchester (japanese by browning)
Uberti
Cimamron.

Anyone missing?
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Old August 23, 2009, 06:56 PM   #5
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Doesn't Browning/Miroku make a '92 clone? I had a Puma .454 and it was a nice rifle. Quick and light, although the wood left a little to be desired. It was an excellent brush gun.
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Old August 23, 2009, 07:13 PM   #6
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The winchester is the browning. Im wondering if the triggers are any good on these replicas too.
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Old August 23, 2009, 08:52 PM   #7
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Legacy/Puma

Used to be Rossi. Great guns, but a little plain and not as shiney as the new Chiappa(italian) made '92 repros now being sold. The great thing about rossi was the price. The Chiappa made ones are quite a bit more expensive, although have a better fit and finish.
I wish rossi still makes them. I love mine.
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Old August 23, 2009, 09:12 PM   #8
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rossi has them on their site. Are they accurate, ammo picky, nice triggers, etc?
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Old August 24, 2009, 01:05 PM   #9
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There aren't any bad ones. The Rossi's are good guns if a little rough. The Italians are a little better and cost more. The Winchesters and Brownings are among the best leverguns produced in recent history. The Brownings of the `80's and `90's were true to the originals, the Winchesters of recent years have a rebounding hammer and tang safety. All excellent rifles made by Miroku of Japan. The 1892 is the strongest traditional levergun action this side of the 1886. Capable of digesting loads that would grenade a Winchester or Marlin 94.

Check out http://www.leverguns.com for articles and Bud's Gunshop for some great prices on these guns. REALLY tempted to buy that $450 .480 Puma!

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Old August 24, 2009, 02:24 PM   #10
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The 1892 is the strongest traditional levergun action this side of the 1886. Capable of digesting loads that would grenade a Winchester or Marlin 94.

Why is that? I have looked at 1892's, and have a Marlin 1894, they are all rear locking actions.

I do know the M71 shot a high intensity round.
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