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Winchester 1893 shotgun

Discussion in 'Rifle & Shotgun Discussion' started by trekrok, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. trekrok

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    Have one of these passed down through the generations. It's in pretty rough condition and so far haven't been able to make out a serial number other than it appears to contain a 5. I'm trying to find a manual somewhere. I came across a board somewhere they'd posted part of one for the 'later B model guns' but my random number 5 isn't overly helpful determining if this would be the book for mine. Info on these seems to be a little sketchy since most of them were apparently exchanged for the model 1897s that would fire the newfangled smokeless powder. I have a feeling my great grandad didn't pay much attention to the fact these weren't intended to shoot modern ammo, but he survived, thankfully. I don't intend to ever shoot it, but would like to get it to an operational level anyway and I can't even get the thing fully disassembled. Anyone know where I might find some information and a manual? Any help or pointers are appreciated.
     
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    Heres some info/sites for you to reference.

    Parts?
    https://www.gunpartscorp.com/gun-manufacturer/winchester/shotguns-win/93-win

    Winchester obsolete arms dealers/support
    https://www.winchesterguns.com/support/parts-and-service/obsolete-parts-and-service.html

    Also From Winchester:
    https://www.winchesterguns.com/support/owners-manuals.html

    Heres a link to an affordably priced winchester catalog from 1893, Cornellpubs has tons of catalogs and such. It looks like this may have what you want in it according to the contents.

    https://www.cornellpubs.com/old-guns/item_desc.php?item_id=2554

    If you can make out a serial this will tell you when it was made.
    https://oldguns.net/sn_php/windateslookup.php?file=win1893.dat
     
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    I like the part that says it's the only gun they wish you hadn't bought. Makes it collectible.
     
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    Anytime! Make sure you post some pics when you get it together.
     
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    A little history if you didn't already know.

     
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    Seems the 1893 and 1897 are nearly identical. Found this for 1897 disassembly. Maybe it will help on the 1893.

     
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    I missed this for some reason. Thanks for posting. I have a catalog/manual ordered and will circle back to seeing if I can make some progress on this thing soon.
     
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