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Old 10-02-2009, 06:35 AM
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Default 38-40 Winchester 1892 ~ Deal or No Deal.

OK, here goes...

Found another Winchester 1892, this time in 38-40. Bore is mirror smooth still. Gun appears to be a factory reblue. Mechanically excellent. The stocks are terrible. The forestock has been carved and has a crack and the rear buttstock has two chips in it at the juncture of the receiver. Somebody must of urethaned over an earlier oil finish and it is checkered or crazed overall.

It is a 24 inch octagon, however.... and dates to 1917.

Price is $700


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That seems about right for a reblued specimen, for around my parts.
It's in a price that you won't get burned, but you'll likely lose money if you restock it for a shooter...or at least, wouldn't make back what you would have in it.

However, the new Italian reproduction '92's are about that much! So, you could say that it is worth that much for a shooter.

Your call. That's about top dollar for it IMHO.
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You're on a '92 roll!

For a re-blue and considering the condition of the wood, that's quite a bit more than I would pay for it. Actually, I'd pass on something like that unless the seller was all but giving it away.
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I know I wish I still had my 1892 in .38-40. Had I known then what I know now, I would have held onto that gun along with the 1873 Winchester I once owned. For $700 though, that's not a bad price depending on where you live. Up here in NY, 1892's are few and far between so even one in the condition you are describing will cost over $1000.
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