Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 6: Rare Winchester Model 1892 Musket in .44 W.C.F.

Auction Date: June 5, 2020

Rare Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Musket in .44 W.C.F.

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000

Rare Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Musket in .44 W.C.F.

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892-Musket
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 30 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
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Catalog Page: 10
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1900, it is estimated that less than 1% of the total Model 1892 production was in the musket configuration due to Winchester's failure to secure government contracts for the variation. The barrel has a blade front sight on a square bayonet lug base, a folding ladder rear sight graduated to 800 yards, and is stamped with the two-line Winchester address/patent dates marking and "44 W.C.F." The upper tang has the three-line model/trade mark information. Sling swivels are mounted to the middle barrel band and the underside of the buttstock. Mounted with a smooth full length musket stock secured by three barrel bands and fitted with a trapdoor buttplate (cleaning rod not included).

Rating Definition:

Good, showing mostly a mottled brown-grey patina with some scattered patches of light surface pitting and some moderate tool type markings on the lower tang. The lightly sanded and revarnished wood is very good with some minor scratches and dents scattered throughout and some visible dried varnish runs. Mechanically excellent.

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