Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 41: Winchester 1892 Rifle 32 WCF

Auction Date: December 2, 2011

Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Takedown Rifle with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Takedown Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 938
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 14
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

The included factory letter confirms the caliber, octagon barrel, plain trigger and takedown configuration. The rifle was received in the warehouse on August 21, 1906 and shipped on October 6, 1906. The rifle has a Marble No. 3 beaded blade front sight, an adjustable buckhorn rear sight, and a Lyman tang peep sight. Factory proof on barrel and receiver, with the top barrel flat having the two line address/patent date marking and "32 WCF". Nicely figured smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a cresent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The rifle retains 90% plus bright original blue finish with an area of wear on the takedown ring and magazine tube. The hammer and lever retain 60% original case colors and the buttplate has a smooth gray patina with some minor pitting. The wood is very fine with a series of scratches on the forearm (left side), and a few shallow dents on left side of wrist. Mechanically excellent.

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