Gun Report

EMF Hartford Model 1892 Rifle .38 Special/.357 Magnum

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The look of the Old West was exemplified by Winchester, and the EMF is a pretty close copy of Winchester's 1892. We loved the case coloring and dark, oiled walnut, and the crescent-shaped butt to keep the rifle on your shoulder during rapid fire. Shades of "Shane", or "High Noon" are at hand here.

EMF Hartford Model 1892 Rifle .38 Special/.357 Magnum

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There was some nice wood on this rifle, but it was so darkly stained that it was hard to see it. The front of the loading port was extremely sharp, and the entire edge of the port needed slight rounding. Inletting and metal polishing were great.
As far as we could tell, the case coloring was the real thing. The steel beneath it was extremely hard. Case colors were on hammer, trigger, lever, and action.
Note the greater mass of the EMF barrel on the left. That rifle had a muzzle-heavy feel. The Marlin was better balanced and faster handling, in our opinion. Both front sights had big "gold" beads on driftable dovetailed bases.

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