Model 1892 Winchester 32WCF, Question(PIC)

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by CalebRM, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. CalebRM

    CalebRM New Member

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    I have a Model 1892 Winchester that's in ok condition, but the gun is pretty old.

    It says "Model 1892 Winchester, PAT Oct 14th 1884" on the tang of the rifle.

    It has a 23 1/2inch barrel. And the gun is still in good firing order

    And I was curious as to how much this rifle is worth? and any other info on the gun would be awesome!

    I've included a pic

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    Thanks!
     
  2. crazycharlie2

    crazycharlie2 New Member

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    As far as worth check the auction sites to see what there going for in similar condition as yours.
    As far as other information I would do a Google or Bing search.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    There are some things done best in person- they usually involve food, beer, and pretty women, but will include evaluating a gun in that group.

    There are major variations in the Winchester 92- for example, one of my references increases the value by 100% if it has a factory pistol grip stock.

    This really deserves a look-seek by someone experienced in old Winchesters. Gun Traders Guide lists the standard Model 1892 at $1,500 for a GOOD, $2,100 for an EXCELLENT.
     
  4. CalebRM

    CalebRM New Member

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    Thank you! I appreciate the replys.

    I'm going to try and find someone that specializes in antique rifles to appraise it.



    Edit: Also, do you recommend any specific auction sites?
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Probably the 3 largest auction sites are gunbroker.com. auctionarms.com, and gunsamerica.com On the first 2 (you may need to register with them, not a big deal, search CLOSED AUCTION PAST 90 DAYS). See what sold, how much, what condition. Pay attention to the sold, not the "asked but had no takers". These are not that common, so doubt that you will see several hundred of them like you would a Ruger 10-22.
     
  6. 2bit

    2bit New Member

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    Hello Caleb

    Your post about your Model 1892 is quite old so this is a long shot I know. I can help you with your rifle. I am a Winchester collector with 22 1892's and I am conducting a research survey on the rifle. If you will send me the full SN and detail photos of all the stamped writing on the rifle I will be able to give you a detailed description of how the gun fits in with the changes made during production. I might even be able to tell you the day it was made.
    http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27559&p=343093&hilit=1892+survey#p343093
    http://www.winchestercollector.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3460


    I will be glad to help,
    Michael
    2bitrifles@gmail.com
     
  7. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    You can take the rifle to a gun show or a local used gun dealer. Ask them politely to tell you what they think it is worth but tell them first that you do not wish to sell it. Gunshow is the best bet. Many will be happy to help you and explain why this or that helps or hurts the value. I've done that many times at shows for people. Small things on the old Winchesters can make huge differences in the price.
     
  8. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would suggest that you try to send a private message if the account is still active. Click on CalebRM in the avatar and then click on private message. He will get an email alert. I doubt that he is hanging around the forum as he is only showing 3 posts.
     
  9. 2bit

    2bit New Member

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    Won't he receive an email alert when somebody answers his post also?

    Thanks
    Michael