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I'm offering this 1910 vintage Winchester 1892 in 38-40  Bore is shiney with light pitting.  It was tuned up for CAS by Steve Jones, '92 specialist, at Steve's Gunz.  This rifle is tight and it's SLICK....  Trigger is great.  It's the slickest '92 I've ever handled.  It has a white Marble front bead, semi buckhorn facory original rear.  It's ready to go, would be a great BP gun or would hold it's own in regular categories.  WIth these loads, it actually out shot a new Marlin Cowboy .45 Colt, shot tighter groups.

 

Wood is solid with no cracks.  It has a shotgun style butt stock with checkered metal butt plate.

 

I'm estimating it to be around NRA Antique 40%.  39th Blue Book lists these at $925 plus 25% for 38-40.  I'm asking $1,,150 shipped to your FFL   I'm also throwning in a set of RCBS Cowboy 38-40 dies plus a Lee Factory Crimp die and 3 RCBS shell holders. 

 

Two boxes of ammo, one with 100 rnds of 180 gr. Meister RN bullets over 5 gr. Titegroup  The other box, rear 47 as above, front 36, 180 gr. Valiant RN over 4.7 clays.  All with Starline brass and Winchester primers.  

 

These can be pulled down and components used or shot as is.  Some folks don't like to shoot reloads, I understand.  But the components are there.

 

The ammo and dies will ship to your location, UPS.  The gun, USPS to your FFL.

 

DF

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It was a good price. I had as much in an original in 32WCF that wasn't as nice of condition. The redeeming feature was it had been a 25-20 but had been rerifled to 32WCF. The bore is perfect. But that ment it wasn't the original caliber. 

 

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I was at the unloading table as two guys were talking about there stock Rossi 92s and problems they were having.   I invited them to cycle this old gun. They were amazed at how smooth it was.

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They tend to get pretty slick after a hundred years or more.  
 

I was amazed how accurate those old guns can be 

 

DF

 

 

Ebay seller son putting dies on his online store. 
 

Ammo is available.  

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J. B. gets the ammo, shipped today UPS.  Rifle leaves my FFL, headed for his FFL, FedEx tomorrow.   I didn’t realize that an antique long gun had to go FFL to FFL, LA to PA.  But evidently so.   That was the word from his FFL and I’d think he would know.  
 

My son put the dies on eBay this week, asking more than I’d pay.   But he seems to get more than I’d pay for most items.    
 

Thanks everyone for your interest.  
 

DF

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Thanks to Hurricane Delta, FedEx was closed Friday, gun leaves for PA on Monday.

 

Looking forward to JB's report.  He already has some slick '92's, worked on by a guy in VA.  He's wanting to compare Steve Jones' work with what that guy. did  

 

Steve is our local '92 guru, don't know about the VA guy.  The gun was already slick when Steve got it, just wanted him to tune it, do whatever he thought it may need.

 

DF

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