Winchester 1892 38 - 40 - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: northeast ,ohio
Posts: 87
Back To Top
Winchester 1892 38 - 40

What's a early 38-40 worth these days ? It's a pre 160,000 rifle with Oct. barrel. I don't know grade I would say maybe 60 -70%. Any Winchester experts out there? Thanks for your help.
prop is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 08:51 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Milton, Pa
Posts: 748
Back To Top
Re: Winchester 1892 38 - 40

Check Gun Broker.com
shorthair926 is offline  
post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 09:29 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: In the Woods Pa
Posts: 3,815
Back To Top
Re: Winchester 1892 38 - 40

I have one with an Oct barrel and atang sight. I see them at gun shows with the asking price $825-1200.
this is asking, and I don't see them flying off the rack.

It is a very smooth lever gun, possibly the smoothest action Winchester every made.
Harrysigafoo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: northeast ,ohio
Posts: 87
Back To Top
Re: Winchester 1892 38 - 40

This one has the marble buckhorn sights. I dont think Gun Broker is what they are worth ,just what they are asking. What does the new blue book have them at ? My old 23 rd edition I am sure is out dated. It does say add 20% for the early serial no. which it is. Non Deluxe & non takedown model. Thanks
prop is offline  
post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 10:15 PM
The Man
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pitman
Posts: 7,780
Back To Top
Re: Winchester 1892 38 - 40

Blue book prices are useless..I wish I could get guns for some of the listed prices in that book.

If you are selling, take plenty of pictures, post them, list a higher price than you would like to get, and let the market tell you what it is worth.
Big Ken is offline  
post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: northeast ,ohio
Posts: 87
Back To Top
Re: Winchester 1892 38 - 40

That's what I wondered if Blue book was close to being right. I just check ser.no It was made in 1894. Thanks for the help guys.
prop is offline  
post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 10:43 PM
Sage
 
DennyF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Posts: 25,099
Back To Top
Re: Winchester 1892 38 - 40

I have one made in 1903, also in 38 WCF. 24" round barrel in about 85-90% condition. All bluing on barrel, magazine tube and everywhere else, is intact and perfect, except for some light freckling on the receiver. There's a bit of wear on the fore end cap.

Have seen several at gun shows over the past few years that were in at best, fair condition and asking prices were all in four figures. Last time I checked, those in 32-20 and 25-20 seemed to command the higher prices, followed by 44-40. "Standard" versions, but with octogon bbls, also seem to fetch a tad more than round bbls do.

There's an antique dealer in our area that's having another hunting collectibles auction soon. I've had him appraise things before, should go over and have him appraise my M92 this winter. Based on what I've seen, guessing mine is around $1200 to $1600?

I would think yours is worth at least a thou, at that percentage, but as noted, things are only worth what someone else will pay.

What's more, some deluxe modern repros are now selling for close to what originals fetch.

Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B
DennyF is offline  
post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 12:33 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: In the Woods Pa
Posts: 3,815
Back To Top
Re: Winchester 1892 38 - 40

The 38-40 is a sort of odd ball cartridge, not big enoough for deer and too big for rabbits. i thought it was an attempt to have a rifle and pistol that used the same cartridge?

I was surprised to see Denny that the 38-40 are going cheaper than the 25-20 and the 32-20. I would have thought more of the 25-20 and 32-20 existed, as those were choice varmint small game rifles, 1900-1930.
Harrysigafoo is offline  
post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: northeast ,ohio
Posts: 87
Back To Top
Re: Winchester 1892 38 - 40

The blue book says add 15% for a 38-40
prop is offline  
post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 02:29 PM
Sage
 
DennyF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Posts: 25,099
Back To Top
Re: Winchester 1892 38 - 40

The 38-40 is "big enough" for deer, but just barely. Took a good sized baldy with mine last year. Know an ol' boy in Potter that's been killing deer with one (identical to mine) for many years, as his daddy did before him, with the same rifle. IIRC, his dad bought it new prior to WWI?

If there ever was a 50 yard deer cartridge, this'd likely be it?

Both the 44-40 and 38-40 were pistol cartridges that made for good compatible rifle cartridges in bygone days. Both are now pretty good choices if one is into SSA cowboy shooting. but the 44-40 is far more popular.

Both lag far behind the 45 Colt in popularity now, although that was never chambered in original M92s. Plenty of choices in today's repro "Winchesters" in 45 Colt.

Have part of a box of 25-20 empties, found in the kitchen of an abandoned house down the road from my camp, not long before that house was demolished. The previous owner hunted everything with that cartridge years ago, with a M92 carbine. As I recall, he mostly snuck around in his brushy creek bottom and pecked deer in the head or neck with it?

He had an old Mauser of some sort when he got older and went to slammin' at deer out in the open, like his farmer neighbors liked to do. Mostly because he could no longer negotiate the brush in his old age.

Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B
DennyF is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome