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by twobit
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report, 106 year-old Winchester carbine 44-40 (photos)
Replies: 23
Views: 1497

Re: Range Report, 106 year-old Winchester carbine 44-40 (photos)

3 inches or less at 100 yards with an old levergun. That is plenty good for deer. I would have to get a lot closer for squirrel. When do you plan on killing a deer with it? That's hard to answer ... I have too many old lever guns waiting for their chance to go hunting. Kirk, You need to bring the r...
by twobit
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a source for a M92 tang sight
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Need a source for a M92 tang sight

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/844804644 That one will definitely NOT work since it would require drilling an additional hole in the upper tang. Try looking at this website. They have several that will work. But you are going to have to really want one!! https://thea.com/Vintage-Gun-Parts-Lyman-Gun...
by twobit
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snagged a vintage Winchester 44-40 SRC (photo)
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Snagged a vintage Winchester 44-40 SRC (photo)

Just got this in the mail yesterday. A fellow from northern BC contacted me and said he is responsible to sell off the estate of someone who passed away there. He sent me some photos of this very well-worn Winchester Model 1892 saddle ring carbine in 44-40, made in 1913, and offered it at a price t...
by twobit
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tried out my new 106 year-old 44-40 SRC (photo)
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: Tried out my new 106 year-old 44-40 SRC (photo)

Very nice shooting Kirk. Bring the rifle down here t oTexas and it will Kill hogs all day long with that sort of group. Hit them right behind the ear and about an inch low and they tend to go FLOP!

Michael
by twobit
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First evening hunt of 2019 !
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: First evening hunt of 2019 !

10 rounds plus the magazine?? You plan on missing a lot?

Michael
by twobit
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which buck is better?
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: which buck is better?

My feeling is that the second buck will look a hell of a lot better NEXT year! If it is that "close to call" let him walk and put some more meat in the freezer with another deer. How many set of antlers do yo ureally need?

Michael
by twobit
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming
Replies: 26
Views: 1068

Re: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming

one of my favorite thought themes... and then He saw that light is good . . . and proceeded . . . and the flora was established before sol was even created......put that in your pipe and smoke it charlie darwin ! 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the frui...
by twobit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 92 25/20 project rifle
Replies: 17
Views: 1069

Re: Win 92 25/20 project rifle

Thanks Michael. I'm not sure why there's such a disparity, particularly as the serial number doesn't appear to have been tampered with. I only paid $180 for it at an auction and it will still make an interesting small game rifle, albeit now with a few questions about its history. The original seria...
by twobit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 92 25/20 project rifle
Replies: 17
Views: 1069

Re: Win 92 25/20 project rifle

Good morning, Based on the photos you sent me 16737 is not the original serial number of the rifle. The font style is not correct and the numbers too large for that range of production. In addition, the upper tang stamp on the receiver is not correct for a 5 digit gun. That tang stamp style did not ...
by twobit
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 92 25/20 project rifle
Replies: 17
Views: 1069

Re: Win 92 25/20 project rifle

Hello JFE, Can you send me a photo of the SN? Is it perfectly centered on the bottom of the receiver or is it offset left or right? My reason for asking is that according to the original production ledgers SN 16737 was manufactured during 1893 as a saddle ring carbine! It is possible that the first ...
by twobit
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 92 25/20 project rifle
Replies: 17
Views: 1069

Re: Win 92 25/20 project rifle

Hello everyone, I have an old 1892 rifle that I bought as a project. It's been on the back burner for a while and I think I should get this one going while I can still use open sights. It has all the features that I like in such a rifle: Straight grip Half mag with button mag Octagonal barrel No sa...
by twobit
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now don't be alarmed!
Replies: 21
Views: 726

Re: Now don't be alarmed!

You guys are ALL totally missing the critical point here. " the fatal bullet lay flattened against the rock" It really does not matter what you shoot it through. The rock deformed the bullet and stopped it.

Michael
by twobit
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now don't be alarmed!
Replies: 21
Views: 726

Re: Now don't be alarmed!

Just a thought. Death row possibilities???!!!

Michael
by twobit
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 73 and 92: what were they made for?
Replies: 28
Views: 1266

Re: Winchester 73 and 92: what were they made for?

Wow, thanks guys! Great responses, and the last one about it originally being a rifle cartridge sure was an eye opener and something I never realised. Debating on selling my M1910 Mannlicher Schoenauer to pick up a ‘73, but I don’t think I could do BP clean up... can they take light smokeless? Eh, ...
by twobit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1894 versus Winchester 1892
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Marlin 1894 versus Winchester 1892

Hello David, I only collect Winchester so I can give a comparison opinion. I own 40 Model 1892's in all calibers and they are very fine rifles. The "modern Loads" are no problem to shoot in these vintage rifles since they are loaded to the exact original pressure and velocity characteristics as the ...
by twobit
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 44
Views: 2881

Re: earthquake casualty

How in the world do you use that peep sight on the 25-35 rifle at the top? It is WAY to close to the eye isn't it??

Michael
by twobit
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen Winchester 1892
Replies: 42
Views: 2087

Re: Stolen Winchester 1892

I got a call from the gunsmith to whom I shipped my Winchester 1892 for relining. All he received was an empty box. I'm going to file a police report for a stolen firearm tomorrow but in the meantime I'm posting this here: Type: Lever action rifle Make: Winchester Model: 1892 Serial number: 100156 ...
by twobit
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 71 model identification
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: Winchester 71 model identification

Hello You can not obtain a “factory letter” from the Cody Firearms museum for any Model 71 rifle. There are no existing production ledgers for the 71’s. The determining factor for checkered stocks is wether or not the rifle was a deluxe or standard grade rifle. To determine if the checkering is fact...
by twobit
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 71 model identification
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: Winchester 71 model identification

Hello 338,

If you will send me some photos of the rifle and the serial number I can definitively tell you what you have. Include all stamped writing and the sights. 2bitrifles@gmail.com

Thanks,
Michael
by twobit
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 61 Production Survey
Replies: 38
Views: 4264

Re: Winchester Model 61 Production Survey

Re read your original post after the fact but have the serial number which is 59492 hope that helps! Thanks for the serial number. I will assume that the rifle has a standard round barrel and is chambered for Short, Long, and LR? The small upper tang of the receiver should be drilled and tapped wit...
by twobit
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 61 Production Survey
Replies: 38
Views: 4264

Re: Winchester Model 61 Production Survey

Local LGS has one on the used rack for $900.00 USD ( Bridge's sportsmen center ) very nice condition. appears to be tapped for a peep and they claim to have the original box .http://www.bridgesportsmen.com/UsedGunsStore/UsedGuns.cfm?FormUsedGunsMain_Sorting=3&FormUsedGunsMain_Sorted=&FormUsedGunsMa...
by twobit
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 61 Production Survey
Replies: 38
Views: 4264

Re: Winchester Model 61 Production Survey

Thanks for checking for me Sixgun. It is at the end of the range when the rifles were marked that way.

Michael
by twobit
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 1892 Production Survey
Replies: 48
Views: 10981

Re: Winchester Model 1892 Production Survey

This is # 269815. 1904?? .44 wcf. I was told it came off a Indian reservation in the Dakota`s. It has a leather wrist stock repair, the hammer spur was broke off and the rifling is gone. Unfortunately it was stole out of my house in 2003 in california along with some other old western guns I had. h...
by twobit
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 1892 Production Survey
Replies: 48
Views: 10981

Re: Winchester Model 1892 Production Survey

Thanks much Yooper2 for the PM with information regarding your rifle. I have added it into my survey. Any chance you live in the UP of Michigan?

Michael
by twobit
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 61 Production Survey
Replies: 38
Views: 4264

Re: Winchester Model 61 Production Survey

Good morning Sixgun, Thanks so much for adding your rifle into the survey. It is a 1941 vintage rifle and is correct for its SN range. The change from the short to long slide handle occurred around SN 44,000 and the tang was S&T for another 9000 rifles after yours. Any chance that there is a "W" sta...
by twobit
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 1892 Production Survey
Replies: 48
Views: 10981

Re: Winchester Model 1892 Production Survey

It has been 4 years since I gave this post a "bump" up the topic line so I figure it is time to do a bit of self promotion. I started my research of the Model 1892 rifles almost 8 years ago and now have collected data on just over 12,300 individual rifles. Yes it has take an unbelievable amount of t...
by twobit
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 61 Production Survey
Replies: 38
Views: 4264

Re: Winchester Model 61 Production Survey

It has been almost 5 years now since I started working on this research project. In that time I have now collected data on just over 5,600 individual rifles (1.6% of the total production) from all over the world. I can not say thank you enough to all who have helped and gladly given information on e...
by twobit
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1904 winchester 32 special
Replies: 13
Views: 1436

Re: 1904 winchester 32 special

308magtip wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:32 pm
guess I am one of the not so perfect people.i stand corrected.8 sided is correct.
That's alright. Come on over here and join the crowd!! And save those geometry teachers from another turn.
Michael
by twobit
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1904 winchester 32 special
Replies: 13
Views: 1436

Re: 1904 winchester 32 special

My late uncle had a Winchester Model 1894 with a cresent buttplate,sadle ring,and what may have been a 30" 6 sided barrel in cal 32.40.This was the sweetest shooting rifle I ever had the chance to shoot.I had it appraised in the mid 80's and was offered $2,000 for it.Sadly it was reserved for my br...
by twobit
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1904 winchester 32 special
Replies: 13
Views: 1436

Re: 1904 winchester 32 special

Never seen a six sided barrel on a Winchester. Might want to check and make sure the other two sides are still there. :wink: jb 8) Yeah. Every time I hear of a "hex barrel" Winchester I can clearly hear the sound of +/-58,000 geometry teachers rolling over in their graves. Winchester barrel were 8 ...
by twobit
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: Winchester 92 Issue

Good morning, It sounds like you are well on your way to a remedy for the rifle. Could I please get more information about your Model 92 so that I can add it into my research survey in support of an eventual reference book? https://forums.gunbroker.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=606355 I will be happy to an...
by twobit
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: Winchester 1892 Question

Hello, The barrel is definitely NOT original to the gun. In addition the gun has been refinished as suspected.The sling attachments and inlay in the stock is not original. It is only worth what you want to pay for it. The next person may totally disagree. It had no collector value and therefore that...
by twobit
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: Winchester 1892 Question

Hello, Real Winchester rifles are only highly valuable if they are in their original configuration, no parts replaced or changed, and in high condition. ANY variation from that seriously decreases the possible value of the gun. If you are not a collector and just looking for a hunting tool then buy ...
by twobit
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunt Report: Boar's Nest Oct 6 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2549

Re: Hunt Report: Boar's Nest Oct 6 2018

You call driving around in a 85 acre pen with dogs chasing the hogs a "hunt"??? Not in my book. Sorry! And the guys in a big whopping 35 acre pen?? Oh wow, so hard to do.

Michael
by twobit
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How 'Bout This 1892
Replies: 21
Views: 1392

Re: How 'Bout This 1892

Just came in today down at Targetmaster from the giant collectors gun funnel in the sky. Naaaaa.....it ain't for sale. The owners dad brought it home from South Africa 40 years ago and just wants it cleaned up. 15" barreled 1892 Trapper SRC in 44 WCF. Except for the front sight and rear carbine sig...
by twobit
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Palo Duro Canyon
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: Palo Duro Canyon

We have visited a couple of times and it is a wonderful destination.

Michael
by twobit
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 came home with me
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Winchester 92 came home with me

Michael, sent a private message with serial number. Thanks for the PM with the SN. But I have maybe some bad news for you. I have that rifle listed in my survey as having been sold out of Carr Suctions in December 2016, Lot #67. BUT is was a 25-20 WCF caliber gun back then. Are you certain of the c...
by twobit
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 came home with me
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Winchester 92 came home with me

Went to gunshow Sunday in Colby Ks. They had a good number of good to very good lever guns. Found this little 92 in 32-20 takedown for a very reasonable price so sprung for it. Finish has a lot brown in it when out in bright sunlit, the bore rates an 8 and the wood is very good. Hope I can get the ...
by twobit
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 13 PROBLEMS WITH PORK
Replies: 47
Views: 4159

Re: 13 PROBLEMS WITH PORK

And I am an equal opportunity exterminator here in Texas. We can hunt them all year, all day, any method, with or without bait, use lights, thermal scopes, night vision. You name it I got it and use it. My favorite is a bow. Nice and up close and personal and quiet. Michael http://i265.photobucket.c...
by twobit
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 13 PROBLEMS WITH PORK
Replies: 47
Views: 4159

Re: 13 PROBLEMS WITH PORK

Note: I found this on FB. It was posted by my SIL who makes money posting all sorts of things. I was wondering if those who know things here on Leverguns could verify or dispute what this article says. In other words is it truth in any way shape or form, or written by a muslim trying to cause troub...
by twobit
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 #1368647
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Winchester 94 #1368647

Twobit, in my safe and one in my son's safe what info can you get from the initials on the lever? I have 3 '94s in my safe and 1 in my son's safe. JerryB, There is no "information to get" based on the letters stamped on the rifle. As I mentioned they are just inspectors marks. At some point in the ...
by twobit
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 94 Winchester rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: 94 Winchester rebuild

I sent my 30-30 off to Jesse at JES reboring and it came back A 38-55, so little if any additional work. As to where to send it...the best is Turnbull but to get the best you gonna pay. It would be a horrendous waste of money to send a 1974 vintage Model 94 to Turnbull for work. You would NEVER get...
by twobit
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 #1368647
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Winchester 94 #1368647

Good morning,

There are most often small numbers or letters stamped on either side of the lever on Winchesters. These are inspectors marks which were applied either during the manufacture of the receiver itself or during the assembly of the full rifle.

Michael
by twobit
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 1892 Trader.
Replies: 15
Views: 1594

Re: The 1892 Trader.

Thanks for that Michael. The checkering on the hammer is the standard square pattern. Did you receive the email I sent you? Thanks for your expertise. Yes I received the email with the photos. Thanks so much for the effort. Both rifles have been added into my survey. Let me know if you have any fur...
by twobit
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 1892 Trader.
Replies: 15
Views: 1594

Re: The 1892 Trader.

Good morning, Based on the upper tang stamp I can tell you that the octagon barreled sporting rifle was manufactured before mid 1904. If you will post a detail photo of the barrel address stamp in front of the rear sight I may be able to narrow it down further. The rear sight is not original nor is...
by twobit
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 1892 Trader.
Replies: 15
Views: 1594

Re: The 1892 Trader.

Good morning, Based on the upper tang stamp I can tell you that the octagon barreled sporting rifle was manufactured before mid 1904. If you will post a detail photo of the barrel address stamp in front of the rear sight I may be able to narrow it down further. The rear sight is not original nor is ...
by twobit
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I guess I really like lever actions...
Replies: 12
Views: 1387

Re: I guess I really like lever actions...

coyote nose wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:56 pm
Hope you enjoy the photos, this is basically whats left after thinning out a few at gun shows. The 1892 and 94 are Dads.
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Coyote nose,

Could I add your Model 1892 into my survey? http://forums.gunbroker.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=606355

Thanks
Michael
by twobit
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unusual 1892--25-20
Replies: 13
Views: 1691

Re: Unusual 1892--25-20

Thunder50 wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:48 am
It was a standard rifle stock and a solid frame gun, not take down.
Thanks so much for the info. I am surprised it is a solid frame gun.

Michael
by twobit
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unusual 1892--25-20
Replies: 13
Views: 1691

Re: Unusual 1892--25-20

Thunder50, Thanks for the SN. The rifle was manufactured during 1915. Was the butt stock a standard rifle stock with a pistol grip or a shotgun butt with pistol grip? Do you recall if it was a take down frame or solid frame gun. ALL of the sporting rifles which I have seen in that SN range are take ...
by twobit
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unusual 1892--25-20
Replies: 13
Views: 1691

Re: Unusual 1892--25-20

What caught my eye of the '92 is that it has a pistol grip and curved lever. Also, didn't have my tape measure, but I think it also had a 26" barrel. Was the pistol grip a common option? Think its the first I have seen. Receiver has little finish and is quite pitted Bad news was the bore isn't very...