Always wanted a Winchester lever rifle. Last night bought a Tigre carbine made by Garate Anitua Y Cia, yes not a Winchester. Spanish copy of the Winchester model 92. Chambered in .44-40. Looked it up on the net last night and seems to be a well made piece. Made from 1915 well into the thirties. Saw many photos of these bein' used in the Spanish Civil War.
Bought from Dennis Kroh, Empire Arms. Photos look good and Dennis did not mention any Bub work. Supposed to be in very good to better condition. Mirror strong bore as he described it. Looks like a complete original to me, accordin' to the info I found. Sling hangers, old military slidin' rear sight. Strong markings. Crescent butt plate. And Spanish walnut furniture. No import markins', so guess it came here in the late fifties early sixties with other Spanish Civil War firearms. What I read, "A" prefixed five digit serial would be early thirties production?
Dreamed of havin' somethin' like this as a kid. Read that three modified 92s were used on the old "Rifleman" show. Two were Winchesters and one an El Tigre.
Anybody with shootin' experience or opinions about these neat little carbines welcome, and thanks. Will now do a bit more pokin' around.