winchester 1892

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by cointoss2, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. cointoss2

    cointoss2 Guest

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    Yesterday I bought another 1892. This one has an exact match on a serial number that is in Springfield research service. It was made in 1899 and was issued to Atlanta Federal Prison until 1935. I heard that only the carbines had round barrels. This one has an octagon barrel. If this one has been shortened, I feel it was done a long time ago. How many years does it take for the blueing to turn brown. The end of the barrel is the same color as the rest of the gun. I think it may have been done at the prison. Any help about the blueing would be appreciated. Does any body know of any variances on the prison guns.

    Thanks Jerry in Florida