Winchester/Navy Arms 1892 44Mag Perfect (?)

Discussion in 'Rifles & Shotguns' started by Colorado Sonny, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    CDNN has been selling these Winchester/Navy Arms in the "white" 1892 44 magnum rifles and I was really LUSTING after one of these rifles! I could have Tyler Gun Works case color and blue with nitre screws and pins for about $600-700. The rifles have been selling for $1300-1375 range.

    What is not to like in a lever action 44mag with great pistol grip checkered wood, 20" octagon barrel, set up for a tang site?
    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/791966453

    This is what the Navy Arms rifle looks like as a finished rifle...
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    The devil is in the details! Although I love this rifle and it is what I have been looking for except for not having a 24" barrel. Something kept nagging at me. I ferreted out the twist rate on the barrel and it is 1:16" which apparently is very fast(?).

    Most all the Winchester 92's these days in 44 mag have a 1:26" twist rate which seems to work just fine with the article I read http://www.castpics.net/subsite2/ByCaliber/Cast in the .44 Magnum Rifle.pdf

    Nothing is easy these days!
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2018
  2. 45caldude

    45caldude Well-Known Member

    912
    Apr 12, 2015
    Nice looking 92 in the white. I thought all Winchesters from 16-24 were 26" twist.
     
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  3. Red-5

    Red-5 Well-Known Member

    365
    Mar 2, 2015
    The only place I find reference to 1:16 is Cheaper Than Dirt. Winchester shows as 26.

    If I were betting man, I would bet the 16 on Cheaper Than Dirt is not correct.
     
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  4. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    A message from Navy Arms says the twist rate is 1:26".
     
  5. Red-5

    Red-5 Well-Known Member

    365
    Mar 2, 2015
    There you go. It would seem odd for Navy Arms to change the specs like that.
     
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  6. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    That is what got my wondering as Winchester/Miroku manufactures these rifles and has for a while.
    Going through the Winchester model 1892's past and present all except one have had 1:26" twist rate. There were two websites that showed the Navy Arms rifle at 1:16".
    Don't you just love critical typos!
    Just have to wait another five days to see if I can afford one of these beauties! Of course I will have to sell my 1892 Winchester .44 mag short rifle that is NIB for $800.
    Ce'st la vie!
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