Winchester Model 92 Takedown Sporting Rifle manufactured in 1921. Relatively few Model 1892 rifles were chambered for the 25-20 W.F.C. cartridge and Model 92 Takedown Rifles are scarce. The rifle has a 24-inch round barrel and full length magazine The barrel has the standard pattern, fixed blade, front sight with patent markings and set screw on the left side of the base and a sporting style rear sight with flat top. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped for a folding combination sight. The rifle has a full blue finish. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with the standard Winchester oil finish. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped: "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCT. 14. 1884." in two lines on the left side of the barrel ahead of the rear sight. The caliber: "25-20 W.F.C." is roll-stamped on the left side of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. Winchester oval, "W/P" proof marks are stamped on the top of the barrel and the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "MODEL 92/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. & FGN." in three lines. The serial number, "912735" is stamped across the bottom of the receiver.
Very fine as partially refinished (cold blue on left side of barrel, near muzzle). The balance of rifle is all original and retains 90% of the original blue finish. The barrel shows minimal wear. The barrel band has some finish loss but retains about 75% of the blue. The adjacent portions of the magazine tube have light take-down scuff marks. The receiver has about 95% of the blue finish intact with a few minor handling marks and insignificant scratches. The finish on the top of the receiver and take-down collar is thin. The bolt and loading gate retain nearly all of the blue finish. The bottom and sides of the lever show light handling wear with traces of plum brown patina. The buttplate has light edge wear and age spotting and retains about 85% of the blue finish. The barrel and receiver markings are crisp. The stock and forearm are in very good overall and have most of the original oil finish. Wear is limited to some finish loss on the forearm and a few scattered and relatively minor handling marks. This is an excellent example of a scarce Winchester Model 92 Takedown Sporting Rifle chambered for the 25-20 W.C.F. cartridge.
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