Who makes the best 1892 pattern lever action?


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MUSICALGUNNUT45
December 23, 2011, 01:49 PM
The pumas and rossis look nice but the 500 dollar and under price tag worries me, after all you get what you pay for. The Winchesters don't seem to be as smooth as the others and I don't care for the manual saftey behind the reciever, so if I was looking into an 1892 trapper saddle ring carbine model in 44 magnum what would you guys say my best bet is.

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snakeman
December 23, 2011, 01:59 PM
I don't know about the best, but I love the rossi's. I had a 454 casull that shot a 1.5" group at 100 yards and was very reliable and good lookin too. The rossi is a quality levergun. I sold the 454 due to ammo availability and trouble with money but have missed it ever since.

Ghost Tracker
December 23, 2011, 02:33 PM
I saw an earlier Interarms .44 mag carbine recently at a local gun show. Was impressed with the smooth action & fit/finish. Browning 1892 models are GREAT if you can find one. Are you looking to buy a new one or is used an option?

Tommygunn
December 23, 2011, 02:49 PM
I have a Browning B92 that's made in Japan by Miroku. It is an excellent make. Very smooth action, and very accurate. It's over twenty years old now, plus, I bought it used.
I believe Miroku makes the newer Winchester 1886s & 92s.
I've seen old Rossis I thought were very rough, especially the guts. I understand newer ones are better made though.

Peter M. Eick
December 23, 2011, 03:02 PM
I have been contemplating the same purchase and the general trend line from best to worse is:
1) Original Winchester
2) Browning's from Japan
3) Rossi
4)
5) new Winchesters

MUSICALGUNNUT45
December 23, 2011, 06:14 PM
I don't care as long as it's what im looking for and it's a good gun.

Float Pilot
December 23, 2011, 07:14 PM
I have been contemplating the same purchase and the general trend line from best to worse is:
1) Original Winchester
2) Browning's from Japan
3) Rossi
4)
5) new Winchesters

This is dead-on target

MUSICALGUNNUT45
December 23, 2011, 07:53 PM
Whats number 4?

Ghost Tracker
December 23, 2011, 08:50 PM
I don't care as long as it's what im looking for... That's the way most guys look for a...wife. Okay, what's your budget? I may have a line on an earlier production Winchester Trapper .44 Mag. But if your willing to part with the skin, it'll be hard to beat the Miroku Browning 92.

DPris
December 23, 2011, 10:26 PM
Best overall quality in a CURRENT '92 is Miroku.
Denis

browningguy
December 23, 2011, 10:44 PM
The Browning if you can find one.

MAKster
December 24, 2011, 01:32 AM
Aren't the Browning and current Winchester both made by Miroku?

DPris
December 24, 2011, 04:08 AM
Yes.
Denis

Peter M. Eick
December 24, 2011, 04:57 PM
There is no number 4. It is a spacer.

Freedom_fighter_in_IL
December 24, 2011, 05:09 PM
Ok Question for you guys then. If Miroku makes both the Browning AND the new Winchesters, why is it that the Brownings are A#1 and the Winchesters suck hind tit? Same maker, same rifle pattern, same everything else. Why would there be such a huge difference then?

DPris
December 24, 2011, 05:27 PM
The Brownings are older guns without the safties & rebounding hammers.
Denis

Peter M. Eick
December 25, 2011, 04:15 PM
Handle an Japanese Browning and an original 92 side by side and you will sit there and go back and forth wondering which one is the right purchase. I was faced with this choice in terms of a beat up original 92 and a nice Browning and was stupid enough to say neither. I still regret that decision. At the time I was not aware of how rare that choice was. Since then all I see are beater 92's and Brownings in 44 mag.

Dumb, dumb, dumb!

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