Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 42: Winchester 1892 Carbine 44 WCF

Auction Date: April 29, 2016

Excellent Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $14,000 - $22,500

Excellent Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 20 inch
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 25
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

This is an excellent example of a Winchester Model 1892 Carbine that was manufactured in 1915. The carbine has a staple-mounted saddle ring on the left side of the receiver. The 20 inch round barrel has a block mounted steel front sight blade behind the upper barrel band and a folding leaf rear sight. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped for a folding combination rear sight. The carbine has a full blue finish. The stock and forearm are oil-finished, straight grain, American walnut. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped: "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER. 14, 1884." in two lines behind the lower barrel band. The caliber designation, ".44 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the left side of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The oval Winchester "W/P" proof mark is stamped on the top of the barrel and the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "MODEL 1892/-WINCHESTER-TRADE MARK REG. U.S PAT OFF & FGN." in three lines. The serial number, "829638" is roll-stamped across the bottom of the receiver behind the forearm.

Rating Definition:

Excellent plus overall. This carbine is all original and retains 98% of the blue finish. The only significant finish wear is limited to the buttplate which has some edge wear at the heel and patches of flaking on the body. The left side of the receiver has some very minor scuff marks from contact with the saddle ring. The stock and forearm retain nearly all of the original oil finish. Wear is limited to a few scattered and very insignificant storage marks. Mechanically excellent. This is a top example of a very desirable Winchester Model 1892 saddle ring carbine that remains in excellent, totally original condition 100 years after it left the Winchester factory.

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