View Full Version : Winchester 25-20 1884 info, please
03-30-2003, 03:21 PM
I would like the value and any other information about a Winchester 25-20 w.c.f. lever action rifle manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, Conn. USA; patented Oct. 14, 1884. Straight stock, 24" round barrel, full-length tube magazine, Serial #329217. Thanks!
03-30-2003, 03:54 PM
Guntrader and Blue Book info...
Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle
1,004,067 manufactured between 1892-1941
Solid frame or take-down. Calibers: 25-20 wcf, 32-20 wcf, 38-40 wcf or 44-40 wcf.13 shot tubular magazine or 7 shot half-magazine. 24 in. barrel (round,octagon,half-octagon) sights: open rear;bead front. Plain straight grip stock and forend. Pistol grip fancy walnut stocks were available at extra cost and also doubles the current value of the current value for standard models.
03-30-2003, 11:49 PM
Thanks for the good info!
03-31-2003, 05:46 PM
After reading about them, wouldn't mind having one myself...even if dragged behind a truck...the value is $450.00...;)
03-31-2003, 06:59 PM
Antique Winchester rifles are far too in-depth to be adequately covered by the miserable 'Blue Book.'
First, your rifle was made in 1906. From your description, it appears to be of standard rifle configuration although there were many variations of special order sights, etc, possible on this model. It should have the standard crescent buttplate with relatively plain straight-grain wood.
.25/20 is actually the least desirable caliber in this model, with .44/40 holding the most value. Still, the most commonly encoutered 'brown' gun with a decent bore will still bring greater than $400 anywhere. If the gun has a high percentage of original blue remaining, it would be wise to get a hands-on appraisal as values can get into four digits pretty quickly.
03-31-2003, 08:08 PM
Thanks for the information on the Winchester.
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