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Old February 6, 2016, 02:17 PM   #10
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I realize this is a very old thread but I did want to add a bit of history and corrections. Your rifle's receiver was serialized on November 20, 1893. The fully assembled rifle entered the Winchester warehouse on January 9, 1894 and was shipped out 2 days later on the 11th. The Feds now consider the serialization date as the date of manufacture but in any case your rifle was not manufactured during 1892.

The octagon barrel note tells me that your rifle is a "standard sporting rifle" configuration. At the time your rifle was produced the tang stamp style would be as shown below. In addition the octagon barrel rifles had the "barrel address" style shown below. There is no Patent date on the barrel address at this time. It is located on the upper tang stamp.

Model 1892 barrels were never marked 32-20 WCF, 38-40 WCF, or 44-40 WCF. The caliber stamps were 25-20 WCF, 32 WCF, 38WCF, and 44 WCF. These were located on the top of the barrel until 1908 at which time the caliber stamp was moved to the left side. Not in 1921.

The superposed W/P proof mark did not come into use until 1905 not 1898.

Winchester produced 7121 Model 8192 in the first year of production. There were actually a good number few than 1,000,000 Model 1892/92 rifles produced since a good portion of the Model 53 rifles and all of the Model 65 rifles were numbered in the Model 1892/92 serial number sequence.

Thanks and I hope this helps.
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