Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2: Winchester 1892-Rifle 32 WCF

Auction Date: May 2, 2014

Scarce Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $11,000 - $16,000

Scarce Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut checkered
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 7
Class: Antique

Winchester Model 1892 Fancy Sporting rifle manufactured in 1895. This rifle has a special order fancy grain walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with a highly polished piano finish. The stock and forearm have 'Style W' checkering. The stock has a shotgun style butt with checkered hard rubber buttplate embossed with the Winchester logo. The pistol grip has a hard rubber cap with "Winchester Repeating Arms" in relief. The rifle has a full octagon barrel and full-length magazine. The barrel has a sporting style front sight with nickel silver blade and a sporting style rear sight with screw adjustable center notch. The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the two line legend "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" ahead of the rear sight. The caliber, "32 W.C.F.", is stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll stamped "MODEL 1892./-WINCHESTER-/PAT. OCT. 14. 1884." in three lines. The serial number, "116769" is stamped across the lower front edge of the receiver. The barrel, magazine, forearm cap and bolt are blue and the hammer and lever are case hardened. The loading gate has a fiery niter blue finish.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The rifle is all original and retains 75% of the original blue and finish. The barrel, magazine and forearm cap has some scattered age spotting. The blue finish on the receiver has dulled slightly from handling and has light to moderate edge wear. The loading gate has 80% of the fire blue finish. The upper and lower receiver tang show handling wear and have a dark brown patina. The case colors on the hammer and lever have a gray brown patina but retain about 80%. The barrel and receiver markings are sharp. The stock and forearm are very good with moderate handling wear. Most of the high polish piano finish remains. The checkered panels have moderate handling wear. The contact areas of the hard rubber buttplate and pistol grip cap have faded to brown. The stock and forearm have scattered handling and storage marks. This is a very fine example of a scarce. Special order, Winchester Deluxe Model 1892 Fancy Lever Action Rifle.

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