1892 Winchester

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  1. cjarms

    cjarms New Member

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    I have a Winchester 1892, serial number 63758, 24" octagon barrel, 38 WCF. The gun has the original bluing, most has been worn off, some minor rust spots, not pitted, stock is straight. I would appreciate knowing what's it worth.
    Thanks
    CJARMS
  2. Bert H.

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    Hello CJARMS,

    The good news is that it is a true "Antique" per federal regulations, and it was manufactured in late summer of 1896.

    From your brief description, it is a plain jane Sporting Rifle. The value is highly dependent on the graded condition of the gun. In order to accurately evaluate and assess it for you, I need to see several clear detailed pictures of the rifle.

    Bert H.
  3. cjarms

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    I took a number of pictures yesterday and have included them for your review.

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  4. Bert H.

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    Bad news... the serial number on your Model 1892 is actually 163758, which means that it is a 1901 vintage "modern" firearm. The difference in the value is a 25% reduction.

    The pictures are not showing me enough of the rifle. Additionally, the pictures are fuzzy/blurry. Take the rifle outdoors in natural light, find a shaded area that is brightly lit (avoid direct sunlight), and take pictures of the rifle from front to back on both sides. Do not use a white background as it creates too much contrast.

    Bert H.
  5. cjarms

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    Thanks for your help. perhaps these pictures will serve you better.

    thanks
    cjarms

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  6. Bert H.

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    The pictures show a clean and more importantly, a factory original old Sporting Rifle. It has very typical wear and finish loss consistent with 111-years of use.

    The graded condition is approximately 30% which is slightly below what the serious Model 1892 collectors are seeking, but it is still a desirable old Winchester lever-action. If it were mine to sell, I would put a $2000 price tag on it, and be willing to haggle with the price by a few hundred.

    Bert H.
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    cjarms New Member

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    Thank you so much for the information. It was extremely helpful.

    thanks again,

    cjarms
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