I have a Winchester 25-20 WCF lever action octaganal barrell rifle. It has 1882 and 'stinger' on it. Also the wording patent 14 Oct 1884 and Newhaven, Con, U.S. The serial no is 867029. Can you provide anymore info and a current value please.
Re: 25-20 Winchester year: 1882 - also this rifle is in excellent original condition.
I will be glad to help you. Your rifle is referred to as a sporting rifle configuration. They were also available in round or half octagon barrels. Based on the serial number your rifle was manufactured during 1919. If you would like to know the exact date the receiver was serialized please contact the Cody Firearms Museum. The rifle would have been fully assembled and in the Winchester warehouse usually within a couple of weeks. http://www.bbhc.org/firearms/index.cfm
The "Stinger" stamp is the result of the rifle being originally intended for shipment and sale through an outlet in Australia that had all their Winchester rifles stamped as thus. Depending on where you are the rifle has done a bit of traveling in its life.
The best way to determine the value of the rifle is for me to see some good detail focussed photos of it. If you could send me some to the email below I will be glad to take a look at it.
I also am conducting a research survey of the Model 1892 rifle. I would like to add your rifle into the data base but need a bit more information. I am looking for the barrel address type, caliber stamp, upper tang stamp, serial number and overall configuration of the rifle. I have reference material to use or a few good photos will cover it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. This link will give you some idea of what I am doing. http://www.winchestercollector.org/forum/viewtopic.php? t=3460
I will be able to tell you how your particular rifle fits into the changes made during production.
Thanks so much.
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I just clicked on your IP address and see that you locate in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Welocme from Houston, Texas. So as I am typing this here in Houston it is already next year at your place. Are you caught up in the flooding I have read about??
Let me know when you get more info on your rifle. I would love to have a connection to all the Winchester rifles in your country.
would u be interested in selling your 25/20
I have one of these also. It is an octagon barrel with the serial number of 432888. It has an adjustable flip up "marble" rear sight and is in good condition. It was my grandfathers dads gun. Any idea of the man date for this one.
I can tell you the rifle was manufactured during 1908. As I stated above you can get the exact date from the Cody Firearms Museum.
Your rifle is known as a sporting rifle configuration. Does the bottom line of the upper tang read "TRADE MARK"?
Is the caliber stamp located on the top or the left side of the barrel? If it is on the top is it one or two lines of print? If you could post photos of the upper tang, the caliber stamp, and the barrel address stamp located between the front and rear sights it would be a big help to my research.
Thanks so much