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Win 1873 32-20 DOM 1890 Rare Configuration?

spiritsspirits Member Posts: 363 ✭✭✭
edited October 2014 in Ask the Experts
Okay lets try posting this again. Looks like this is working somewhat skip the deleted first one and just scroll > through photobucket photos.

Won this 1873 rifle with half octagon half round barrel, full magazine, and tang peep sight (no manufacturer markings on sight).

Here's some pictures hopefully:

(img)http://s1041.photobucket.com/user/KenSpirits/media/DSCO1984.jpg.html?sort=3&o=11(/img)
(img)http://s1041.photobucket.com/user/KenSpirits/media/DSCO1984.jpg.html?sort=3&o=12(/img)
(img)http://s1041.photobucket.com/user/KenSpirits/media/DSCO1984.jpg.html?sort=3&o=6(/img)
(img)http://s1041.photobucket.com/user/KenSpirits/media/DSCO1984.jpg.html?sort=3&o=7(/img)
(img)http://s1041.photobucket.com/user/KenSpirits/media/DSCO1984.jpg.html?sort=3&o=9(/img)

Questions:

1. Barrel configuration rare?
2. Who made the tang peep sight?

Barrel bore, rifling, and chamber looked almost new.

Thank You for Your Comments.

Comments

  • Bert H.Bert H. Member, Moderator Posts: 11,274 ******
    edited November -1
    The 1/2 octagon barrel is not "rare" per se, but it is not common either.

    The tang sight is a Lyman No. 1, and it should have a "W" marked on the underside of the sight base.

    The overall condition of the rifle is much better than average, and it is definitely a "collector" grade Winchester.
  • spiritsspirits Member Posts: 363 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thank You Bert.

    Half octagon half round with "full magazine". I thought they usually came with "half magazines" seemed kinda odd with the full magazine.



    I'm going to mention that the way your photos are linked, an entire album is available for viewing, and not just the five photos in your thread.
  • walliewallie Member Posts: 12,171
    edited November -1
  • Bert H.Bert H. Member, Moderator Posts: 11,274 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by spirits
    Thank You Bert.

    Half octagon half round with "full magazine". I thought they usually came with "half magazines" seemed kinda odd with the full magazine.



    More often than not, a short magazine was ordered with the 1/2 octagon barrel, but not always. For the Model 1894, it is not uncommon to find Full length magazine tubes with 1/2 octagon barrels.
  • spiritsspirits Member Posts: 363 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Replaced the buggered-upped screw, the only one on the rifle, nearest the receiver for the tang peep sight. The buggered-upped screw turned out to be an old tang plug screw not the proper type screw for the tang peep sight when compared to the rear tang screw. Original screw was probably lost and replaced. When I removed Tang sight it had a "W" on its bottom.

    Thanks Again Bert
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