Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 47: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Shipping Crate

Auction Date: May 20, 2011

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,600

Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Shipping Crate

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 25-20 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1296
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 16
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1915. Blade front sight and rear sight absent (dovetail slot unfilled), with a full length magazine and Marble tang peep sight. Barrel has the two line address/patent marking on the left side along with "25-20 W.C.F." at the breech. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with steel forend cap and crescent buttplate. Complete with a wooden shipping crate. The lid of the crate has a shipping label from Lt. Joseph L. Rummel, San Francisco, California, which is signed to certify that "enclosed articles were legally acquired" and articles were "gifts from a member of the Armed Forces of the United States". The forwarding shipping label gives the name Lt. William H. Stanley, Englewood, New Jersey. There is a New York Customs duties label and eight 50 cent U.S. stamps also on the lid.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 60% original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The frame and lever retain 30% original blue with the balance mostly a smooth gray patina with some minor spotting. The wood is very good with numerous minor dings and scratches and a few shallow gouges on the forearm. Mechanically excellent. The crate is good.

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