.22 Lever Action

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Propnut
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.22 Lever Action

Post by Propnut » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:01 pm

Trying to get some background on this gun. Barrel has Patent dates of 01/18/1887, 04/02/1889, 08/12/1890 and 03/01/1892. Has Octagon barrel. Serial Number range 388300 to 388320. Cannot find a model number. Just looking for some history of the gun...model number, date range sold, source for a manual or exploded view of gun. Anything would be helpful. Gun is in Very Good condition, between Fair and Good I would say.

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Re: .22 Lever Action

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:52 pm

Propnut;

The serial number range you mention is too high for existing records, but only 2 models of .22 caliber guns were being made at the time. Either a Model '92or a Model '97, either of which will be marked on the upper tang, behind the hammer. The difference between the two models will be that the Model '97 is a takedown action whereas the Model '92 has a side plate that can be removed to aid in cleaning the gun. The '97 has a thumbscrew on the right side of the receiver that is about 1 inch in diameter and the '92 has a smaller one, about a half inch in diameter. Approximate date of manufacture will be about 1908.
About the only manual you will be able to find is a catalog of the era and read that. Reproduction catalogs can be found on eBay by Cornell Publishing or check their link on this site. Numrich Gun Parts Corporation has a parts diagram that you can look at if that helps.
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