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    92 Winchester .32-20

    Had a chance to look at my first Model 92 Winchester today in a shop near Chadds Ford, PA. Looked to be all original finish, and the action was tight and smooth. A really beautiful rifle, but beyond my means at $975. They also had a Marlin 1894 in .32-20 but it looked like the stock and metal had been re-done On it. Happy to pass on the name of the dealer by PM.

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    Unless you just prefer an old gun, you might look for one of the .32-20s Marlin made about twenty-five years ago. These are great cast bullet shooters, very accurate, and built on relatively strong actions. I bought one new shortly after they were introduced. Can't say the cartridge is the most useful, but no kick and little noise. It's a gun I wouldn't want to be without. I think they would be pretty reasonable in price as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jkrem View Post

    Had a chance to look at my first Model 92 Winchester today in a shop near Chadds Ford, PA.

    Looked to be all original finish, and the action was tight and smooth.

    A really beautiful rifle, but beyond my means at $975.

    Since that's approximately 50% of what a .32-20 M92 in that condition is worth (.38-40's & .44-40"s are worth 3x as much as that asking price), you might want to investigate using plastic fantastic (Why God invented credit cards )


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    I currently have 2 Winchester 92 rifles in .32-20 and 2 Colt revolvers in .32-20 and love the cartridge. I'm in the process of having a baby Martini action rebuilt into a custom .32-20 as well ...
    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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    I have a 94 Marlin 32-20 made in 1901, long oct barrel .
    Reading this reminds me to load a few up and go out back and plink a-while.

    thinks to myself ---------- ------------ " Hmm seems like a decent first post".
    Keep breathing , it's good for ya...

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    My local shop has a marlin 1894c in 32-20 thats like new for 550.00 and I just cant bring myself to get it. Maybe I should take a fourth look at it.

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    I have a .32-20 rifle with octagon barrel. about 85% out mint in side. got it at a gun show many years ago for 250. story is the bore looked like a swore pipe. the guy said it shot good said he was shooting it with factory loads. which means the bore was leaded up bad he though it was pitted that is why I got it so cheap. also have a colt p.p.s. in .32-20 to go with it.

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    The '92 in 32-20 is just one sweet little rifle. I had one for probably close to 30 years and just recently gave it to my oldest son along with a Colt clone in the same cartridge. Around here $975 in the condition you describe would be a steal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Hawkeye View Post
    My local shop has a marlin 1894c in 32-20 thats like new for 550.00 and I just cant bring myself to get it. Maybe I should take a fourth look at it.
    You should just buy it so you'll save on gas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    You should just buy it so you'll save on gas

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    If that gun is what you say, buy it now!!!!

    GC45

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    LOL ... fine bunch of enablers here bouts. Seriously tho ... you forever more will moan about that snazzy 32 20 getting away from you. It will haunt your dreams in the wee dark hours of the morning. Besides ... you know you want it or this post would have never begun ... HA take that!!!
    WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE...MORE WILL BE SAID THEN DONE

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    I missed it by a couple of hours Then I found another for 426.00 out the door but its in ruff shape, no finish left on the wood and large rust spots on the mag tube. The barrel and action are good but I don't feel like redoing the stocks or cleaning up the rusty mag tube. I guess I'll pass and keep playing with my .45-70's

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    I bought this 32-20 '92 many years ago for $85.
    A GUN THAT'S COCKED AND UNLOADED AIN'T GOOD FOR NUTHIN'........... ROOSTER COGBURN

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    I have this '92, made in 1924-25, on layaway at the shop I work at.
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    It is chambered in .32WCF

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    I've got a Oct barrel 1894 Marlin from early 1900s and a Win 53 from 30s? The Marlin is capable
    of Sqirrels head at 40yds, with tang sight. The Win prefers the 115 gr boolits to do that well.

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    GOPHER SLAYER
    You done good for $ 85.00
    Jim

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    The most recent issue of The Fouling Shot has an expensive article by Ed Harris on loading standard pressure loads for the .32-20 Winchester for both rifle and revolver. An advantage of modern technology is that those of us who receive the e-subscription are getting it now, as we speak. The print edition will be mailed to APO, FPO and overseas addressees next week and the USA subscriptions following that.

    Be patient, this issue is worth the wait. Anybody unfamiliar with The Fouling Shot who would like to receive a free sample copy of the current issue PM me with your email address and I'll send you a copy. Your email address will be used for no other purpose.
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    Outpost75 sent you a pm with my information. Thank you.

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