Model 1892 Research Survey

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by 2bit, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. 2bit

    2bit New Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Hello to all,

    I am conducting a research survey of the Model 1892 rifle. If you own one, or a dozen of these rifles I would like to add your rifle into the data base but need a bit more information. I am looking for the barrel address type, caliber stamp, upper tang stamp, serial number and overall configuration of the rifle. I have reference material to use or a few good photos will usually cover it.

    To date I have looked at and cataloged just over 1525 rifles in this effort. I can give you a good idea of the correct year your rifle was manufactured, if it is all original, and how it fits into the changes made during production.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. These links will give you some idea of what I am doing.

    Since we all like photos I thought I would post a couple of mine.

    Thanks so much,

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    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011
  2. 2bit

    2bit New Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    Houston, TX

    Thanks, that clears up the Proof stamp question. Based on the information you have given me this is what I can tell you.

    The serial number was stamped on your rifle's receiver during May of 1915. If you would like to know the exact date you can contact the Cody Firearms Museum. It is typical that it would take a month or maybe two before the rifle would be fully assembled and in the Winchester warehouse.

    The barrel address style on your rifle is the most consistent style found on the Model 1892 rifle. It was used on almost 700,000 of the +1,000,000 rifles manufactured. The upper tang style on your rifle was used on about 340,000 rifles and change around SN 830,000 by adding "& FGN" to the lower line.

    If you can get somebody to take photos of your rifle and forward them to me I will be able to assess the condition and originality of the wood and metal finish and an approximate determination of the value of the rifle. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.


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