Hello to all,
I am more of an old Winchester lever collector and hunter. I have decided to undertake a survey of the Model 1892 rifle in an effort to catalog the production variations throughout its +40 years of production. In that effort I am looking to gather detailed data on as many rifles as possible. I have just over 470 so far and would like to get several thousand. My primary interest is in the changes to the barrel address, claiber stamp, proof marks, upper tang stamps and overall configuration of the rifle. All this is keyed to the serial number for a specific rifle so that the progressive changes can be mapped out. All data will be held strictly confidential and not released to any person beyond the owner of the rifle.
My intent is to someday publish an article which will distill what I have compiled so that we can all know what is "right" for a specific time period rifle.
If you have one, or one dozen Model 1892 rifles and want to add them to the data base I would be very appreciative. I have reference material and a spreadsheet which makes it pretty simple. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org