Winchester Model 1892 or Model 53 in 218 Bee

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Winchester Model 1892 or Model 53 in 218 Bee   Guns > Rifles > Winchester Rifles - Modern Lever > Other Lever > Pre-64
Description: This is a late Model '92 or Model 53 which has had a Model 43 barrel in .218 Bee transplanted to it with the model barrel mark changed. The giveaway is the fact that the barrel is year stamped on the bottom with a number that could be confused to read "32" when it is actually "52". However, the Model 92 or Model 53 (serial #985713) is in good condition with a very good bore. The sight hood was removed from the two barrel pics but is on the gun. The fore stock is not quite beaver tailed, but a little thicker than a typical 1892 forearm. The butt stock is a typical Model 53 style.

It is just over 3000 serials later than one pictured in the Madis book, which was misleading (see page shot in pics). The last of the '92's were assembled at the end of WWII. The .218 Bee caliber was not formally offered until the after advent of the Model 65 in 1933 with the caliber added in 1936. There were reportedly some Models 53 special ordered in .218 Bee (standard calibers were .25-20, .32-20 and .44-40), and, possibly, a few later Models of 1892. Most Model 65 barrels in .218 bee would be year dated 37, 38. 39 or 40, so to have a 52 date on one would only mean it was originally a Model 43 barrel. That's what we know or guess at this point. For a parts gun it is a great shooter!

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Our prices reflect a 4% discount for cash or certified funds (Cashier’s Check, USPS Money Order – no Western Union or other type money order). Credit card payments do not receive this discount. We can take VISA or MasterCard, and will consider trades for U.S. gold and silver coins at spot value. Contact information can be found by Googling Columbia Precision (tang sights).

Condition: Used - See Item Description
Brand: Winchester
UPC: 1892
Caliber: .218 Bee
Location: CO

Trades Accepted: Yes.

Prices are generally firm, but some trades are excepted for partial payment. Cashier's Checks are the preferred method of payment, USPS Money Orders, 2nd choice. Personal checks are held for two weeks, and discouraged. No PayPal. Foreign sales are possible with proper brokerage, payment (usually credit card) and shipping arrangements. We will ship to California (which is almost a foreign country!) Layaway is possible for items priced over $1500, with payments including 1/3 down, 1/3 at 30 days and final payment with shipping at 60 days. Card fees are 4% with VISA and MasterCard preferred. Shipping is generally USPS Priority, insured. Shipping amounts quoted may be changed to the exact cost if requested, and overseas shipping will be charged on specific individual item shipping cost. With two partners, I own Pawnee Sportsmens Center LLC, near Fort Collins, Colorado. We have trap & skeet, sporting clays, rifle/pistol, 1000-yard range, 3-gun, cowboy action shooting, and upland game bird hunting. I have done antique and obsolete firearms repairs as well as restorations and appraisals for 40 years. I primarily deal in Lever Action Winchesters and Colt Single Action Army revolvers. We have some Colt and Winchester parts, and I manufacture the Columbia Precision Tang Peep Sight for lever guns and some single shots. If you Google Columbia Precision, you can get to my direct email

Shipping Notes: Priority, insured.

Item #: 967555933
Stock No.: RBWIN'92.218713
Seller Since: Feb. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted Seller
This seller is an FFL
City: Timnath
State: CO
Phone: 303-808-2007

Shipping: $50.00 (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard Check Money Order
Returns: No Returns

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