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Old 06-26-2020, 09:39 AM
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I purchased a Winchester 1873, made in 1882. It 's the standard Rifle version in .38-40, with Octagon barrel. Does anybody know if these came standard with cash hardened hammers, or any other parts case hardened?

I'm going to slow rust blue it, and want to make sure any parts that were case hard. are case hardened, again.

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Old 06-26-2020, 10:23 AM
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I dunno, but I hope it turns out as nice as your Savage did. That case hardened lever really stands out.
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There is a book on old Winchesters, should be some photos and descriptions in there.
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Old 06-26-2020, 10:31 AM
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I dunno, but I hope it turns out as nice as your Savage did. That case hardened lever really stands out.
Thanks, Tyler Gun works did that for me. I think he's a member on this website.
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Old 06-26-2020, 10:32 AM
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There is a book on old Winchesters, should be some photos and descriptions in there.
Will look around a bit. I know you can't go off the modern Miroku Japanese made models. they do them a bit different.
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Old 06-26-2020, 02:50 PM
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Thanks, Tyler Gun works did that for me. I think he's a member on this website.
Yes he is. I clued you about them originally, I hope you end up giving them some more work on your Winnie.

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Old 06-29-2020, 03:32 PM
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Yes he is. I clued you about them originally, I hope you end up giving them some more work on your Winnie.

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Contacted Bobby, turns out the Lever, Hammer, and Fore end cap were factory case-hardened. Also, bobby moved to another part of town.
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Hope it was a move to the better side of the tracks.
I bet it's gonna be real purty when you get done with it.
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Hope it was a move to the better side of the tracks.
I bet it's gonna be real purty when you get done with it.
Hopefully....

I work with a young guy, who wants to buy it when it's done. i told him yes, but if it turns out really nice, I might want to keep it. i already ordered new toggle links for it, since they got quite a bit of play in them, and the forearm was worn down about a 1/4" thinner where the wood meets the receiver; the previous owner told me it was common for guys on Horseback, to lay the forearm on/near the horn of the saddle, and all that rubbing, wore down the wood quite rapidly. Also gotta replace a few screws which are too worn to file/sand.

Anyway, we'll see... the guy I work with agreed to have Tyler re-case harden the mentioned parts, so it's gonna hit the mail soon.

Look where the receiver meets the forearm.


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Did you already find a hardware source for the screw(s) you will be needing?
I don't know if you're aware of this forum on lever guns, might find info there. I found a complete set for my '51 Model 94 there, put a nice finishing touch on the deep clean of the old girl.

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Did you already find a hardware source for the screw(s) you will be needing?
I don't know if you're aware of this forum on lever guns, might find info there. I found a complete set for my '51 Model 94 there, put a nice finishing touch on the deep clean of the old girl.

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I'll check that out.

I used homestead parts as a source.
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my late 1880,s rifle in 38-40 that is in original condition with a ex bore.
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my late 1880,s rifle in 38-40 that is in original condition with a ex bore.
Sweet!

I love Tang sights, not a big fan of Buckhorn sights
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I'll second that statement. Never could shoot buckhorn sights very well.

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I'll second that statement. Never could shoot buckhorn sights very well.

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Yep, overall, a poor design. Block light, block the target.
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