Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 14: Winchester 1892 Rifle 38 WCF

Auction Date: April 29, 2016

Desirable Antique First Year Production Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,250 - $4,500

Desirable Antique First Year Production Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 12
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1892. The top barrel flat is marked with the two-line address ahead of the rear sight and "38 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked with the three-line, model, maker, 1884 patent date and the serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver. Dovetailed blade front sight, adjustable rear buckhorn sight, blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with a steel forend cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The rifle retains 40% plus of the original blue finish with some edge wear, some minor oxidation and a few minor dings on the barrel. The magazine tube has a smooth brown patina. The receiver shows some bright edge wear, some mild pitting, thinning and some areas of smooth gray patina. Much of the original case colors remain on the hammer, there are strong traces of original case colors on the protected areas of the lever with a smooth mottled gray patina on the balance. The buttplate has a smooth mottled gray patina. The wood is also fine with almost all of the original varnish remaining on the stock, and overall some scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are crisp and clear. Mechanically fine.

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