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Chiappa 1892?
« on: August 29, 2020, 03:36:50 PM »
Does anyone have experience with these? A LGS has a used .44-40 rifle on the rack. Its really nice looking, but I haven't heard much about their quality and accuracy. Those that have one, please tell me about it - thanks.
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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2020, 04:48:02 AM »
Does anyone have experience with these? A LGS has a used .44-40 rifle on the rack. Its really nice looking, but I haven't heard much about their quality and accuracy. Those that have one, please tell me about it - thanks.

How used?
Reason I ask is I bought a chiappa 86 used - almost new - didnt check it out for function before I took it - would not feed from the magazine tube - required major gunsmithing internals - yeah he woulda took it back - but I shot it single loaded before I made the decision and no way was that gun going back to the shop!! The barrel is tops - scary accurate - and I have a real nice 86 several hundred bucks under new. Slug the barrel and put a few dummy rounds through it before you leave the shop - if it ends up as good as my 86 you will be a happy camper --

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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2020, 10:38:26 AM »

 :)  ndnchf  :D

Nope.  I don't currently have one and have never had one, however I did action work on quite a few when I was still in the business.  Quite well made.  Good Machine work and will clean up to run exceptionally fast, if that matters.

For the accuracy question, Ima Dry Hole.  Didn't shoot em.  I don't like to just Parrot others so can't make a call there.

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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2020, 11:55:10 AM »
I have a beautiful take-down short rifle in .44-40. Slick as glass right out of the box. No smith work needed what so ever. It shoots stunningly tight groups at 50yds. (my normal posse target distance), but it does prefer 200gr. hard cast bullets sized to .427.
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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2020, 02:22:59 PM »
This morning I went down and bought the .44wcf Chiappa m1892 rifle. It was marked as  used, but it sure looks new to me. When I got home, I didn't even bring it in the house. Instead I brought out my shooting gear and an assortment of loads made up for my '73 carbine and headed for the gun club :-)

At the range I found it operated very smoothly and functioned perfectly. Since I've not yet slugged the bore, I did not know what to expect. After playing with the sights a bit to get it on target at 50yds. It did pretty well. The best load seemed to be the duplex load of 4gr RL7, 30gr Goex 2F and the 30-1 427098 bullet sized .429".

I'll be adding a tang sight to help my 60+ year old eyes. Overall I'm very pleased with the fit, finish, function and accuracy of the rifle. I know Chiappa's quality has been spotty in the past. But this one is a winner.
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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2020, 03:53:11 PM »
Beautiful looking rifle.  Nice find.
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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2020, 05:15:20 PM »
And no lawyer safety on the Chiappa!

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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2020, 07:51:17 AM »
The new Marbles tang sight came in yesterday. Its not like the vintage original Marbles sights of the old days, but it is serviceable and should help my old eyes see the target.   
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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2020, 08:14:20 PM »
The Chiappa M1892 at 100 yards with the Marbles tang sight. I pulled one shot low to the left. But otherwise it's a very respectable group. I'm very impressed and pleased with this rifle.

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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2020, 10:02:26 PM »
 Nice !!!!!, "100yds " Nice group ,, I like RL-7 in my 44-40 & H-4198 . I see your duplex load shoots a nice group .



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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2020, 09:01:26 AM »
Nice !!!!!, "100yds " Nice group ,, I like RL-7 in my 44-40 & H-4198 . I see your duplex load shoots a nice group .



  coffee's ready ,, Hootmix.

Yes. In my book, RL 7 is THE smokeless powder for .44-40.  A case full shoots really well.  Its also the perfect powder for a duplex load.     
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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2020, 12:42:27 PM »
Yes. In my book, RL 7 is THE smokeless powder for .44-40.  A case full shoots really well.  Its also the perfect powder for a duplex load.     

I use 4227 for duplex in my 38/40 - its perfect too  ;D
straight black in the 44/40 - I have a brass 66 - dont wanna bend it 

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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2021, 03:54:21 PM »
Which Marbles sight and screw set did you get?  I'd like to get one for mine, but I don't see Chiappa listed on the Marbles chart on their website.

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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2021, 04:06:55 PM »
It's a credit to Chiappa, they use original Winchester sight screw threads. Just order screws as if its a real Winchester. Here is the sight box.
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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2021, 05:41:31 PM »
I have one of these from Taylors and Company in .45 Colt.  Smooth and accurate when shooting it with standard .45 Colt loads.  Keep it well lubed and it seems to get smoother the more we use it.

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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2021, 02:50:46 PM »
I bought one from Taylor's at the Guns of August years back. Has the large loop lever and came with a 16" barrel. Could never find it listed anywhere tho, they only listed the large loop guns with a 20" barrel. Great little 44-40 tho. ;D

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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2021, 10:33:22 PM »
My wife has a carbine 44-40. Slick rifle they are well made.
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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2021, 08:32:42 AM »
Yes. In my book, RL 7 is THE smokeless powder for .44-40.  A case full shoots really well.  Its also the perfect powder for a duplex load.     

What are spec's on your load using RL 7?  What was aprox cost of Chiappa 92/

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Re: Chiappa 1892?
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2021, 08:44:44 AM »
My load is 26.0gr of RL7, under a 30-1 Lyman 427098 bullet and federal LP magnum. Shop around for cost. What I paid is irrelevant today. Everything gun related has changed over the last year.
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