Have a model 92 Winchester in 32 W.C.F. caliber, s/n 958754, round barrel is 20". overall, gun is in good condition. What is ballpark value ?
Your rifle was made in 1926. But I do not know if it is a carbine or short barrel sporting rifle configuration. And "good condition" really does not tell me much. Is there a saddle ring on the left side of the receiver? Does the forend look like the photo below? If the answers are yes then it is a carbine.
Please read these and get back to me. I have 7 Model 1892 rifles so I am quite familiar with them.
http://www.gunvaluesboard.com/the-information-required- to-estimate-your-gun-value-the-range-can-be-in- thousands...-149.html
http://www.gunvaluesboard.com/hello-looking-for- estimated-value-of-winchester-model-1892...- 331154.html#36599
Looking forward to working on your rifle.
I hope you are out there. I really need some data concerning the configuration of your rifle. Specifically, the distance placement of the rear sight from the forward edge of the receiver. I am working on a research study of the Model 1892 rifle amd your serial number falls in a narrow gap that would be very helpful.
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This is a different poster....crazy but my Model 92 has Serial # only 142 below his (mine is #958612)
I know very little about this gun. I will be glad to send you photos for your research.
And no this gun is NOT a carbine...based on your photos
Thanks so much for jumping in and helping. What I need are photos of the barrel address, caliber stamp, the upper tang stamp. I will be more than glad to let you know how the rifle fits with changes made during production. You might also want to register on the site so that you get email notices of replies. It is so much easier than having to look for them.
Hi Michael...I will be sending photos tomorrow
I will be posting photos tomorrow
Hi Michael I will PM you and email photos to you. Thanks for your help!
Thanks for the great quality photos. They are a huge help.
The rifle is an octagon barrel, take down frame sporting rifle variation of the Model 1892. The serial number, 958612 corresponds to manufacture during late 1921 or early 1922. I still need to check that to be certain. If you would like to know the exact date your rifle's receiver was serialized please contact the Cody Firearms Museum. The rifle was typically fully assembled and in the Winchester warehouse with a few weeks of that date. http://www.bbhc.org/firearms/index.cfm
Take down frame rifles are typically valued at a premium over solid frame rifles as there were not nearly as many manufactured. The smaller calibers of .25-20 WCF and .32 WCF are valued lower than the larger .38 WCF and .44 WCF rifles. The two greatest detractions for your rifle are the poor bluing condition of the receiver and the 'crime of the century' when the barrel was cut down. The bluing quality is the lesser of these two but the hacked barrel pretty much takes the gun out of the interest of collectors. It is obvious that the barrel has been cut since the front sight is much too close to the muzzle to be factory original.
You might be lucky and find some one who wants a little bit of a project gun and who will replace the barrel. With a correct barrel this could maybe be a $3000 rifle. As it stands right now probably closer to $1200 to $1400. You get caught in a no mans land between what collectors don't want and more than the typical guy is going to spend on a shooter.
Thanks so much for your info Michael!! You are indeed a fountain of information.
I agree about this being the "Crime of the Century" re: the hacksaw job on the barrel!
Glad you are happy, I don't know about the fountain part. Just trying to help.