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Posted: 4/28/2011 4:58:32 AM EDT
I was at the store the other day and came across one of these. I was drooling all over myself when I saw it and handled it.

It was a brand new Winchester 1892 Trapper, 16" barrel. What was more interesting was that it was a take-down model, in the legendary 44 Mag.

It was very similar to this:



But if I remember correctly, it had a straight stock and a flatter but-plate like this one:



I cannot find anything on this rifle on Winchester's site, and the trapper take down that they have listed is only available in 357, which I know it wasnt.

Anybody know anything about these rifles and if they are any good? I would love the rifle, and it handled great, but the price on it was just shy of 1300 clams... OUCH

ETA: I just found THIS, and I am almost positive thats what I saw. I guess I was mistaken about the stock. IIRC, They had a non-takedown version there a well and I might have just mixed them up.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 7:36:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 5:28:20 AM EDT
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Did you check Davidson's?  That's right down their alley.



All they had listed was the .357 takedown.

I think the thread was a little misleading. I'm not looking to buy one (i would love one, but cannot justify over a grand for a toy), I was just curious if people had the new ones and how they are.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:28:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 7:55:42 AM EDT
Made by Miroku, in Japan, right? They are generally know to be great quality rifles, but have a rebounding hammer and a tang-mounted safety that make them feel not "quite right."
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 12:31:49 PM EDT
They made the octagonal barreled model in your first picture in .44mag, and .357mag, last year, but, apparently, only are offering it in .357mag this year.  http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/historic-detail.asp?family=022C&mid=534167

The other model, with a round barrel, and straight lever/stock, non-takedown, was apparently offered in four calibers; .357mag, 44mag, 45Colt, and 44-40W.C.F., and apparently, these were this years' Shot Show specials.   http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/detail.asp?family=022C&mid=534186

They are nice guns, as I have seen a couple in gunshops, but they are just overpriced by hundreds of dollars, imo.  If they were under $700, I'd be all over one...or two.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 3:13:19 PM EDT
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They made the octagonal barreled model in your first picture in .44mag, and .357mag, last year, but, apparently, only are offering it in .357mag this year.  http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/historic-detail.asp?family=022C&mid=534167

The other model, with a round barrel, and straight lever/stock, non-takedown, was apparently offered in four calibers; .357mag, 44mag, 45Colt, and 44-40W.C.F., and apparently, these were this years' Shot Show specials.   http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/detail.asp?family=022C&mid=534186

They are nice guns, as I have seen a couple in gunshops, but they are just overpriced by hundreds of dollars, imo.  If they were under $700, I'd be all over one...or two.


In total agreement. I would love the .357 Mag take-down, 16" octagon barrel. I would prefer the straight stock though. I would give a good 5 to 6 hundred for it, but nowhere near the 1300 price tag they carry.
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