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Lot 28: Very Fine Early Production Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Very Fine Early Production Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

Very Fine Early Production Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1113
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 30
Class: Antique
Description:

This desirable early production Winchester Model 1892 lever action rifle was manufactured in 1893. The included factory letter confirms the rifle configuration, caliber, octagon barrel and plain trigger. The rifle was received in the warehouse on March 22, 1893, and shipped on August 29, 1893, in order number 23543. The rifle is fitted with a blade front sight, elevation adjustable rear sight and full length magazine. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line address marking ahead of the rear sight, and the caliber marking "32 W.C.F." is stamped at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1892/-WINCHESTER-/PAT. OCT. 14. 1884." The serial number is located on the underside of the frame. Mounted on a smooth walnut forearm with steel forend cap and straight grip stock fitted with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The rifle retains 80% plus original blue finish thinning to a brown. The hammer and lever retain 40% original case colors. The wood is very fine with a barely noticeable sliver of wood missing near the frame and some minor pressure dents. Mechanically excellent.



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