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Lot 84: Winchester Model 1892 16 Inch Barrel Trapper's Carbine

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 4, 2020

Lot 84: Winchester Model 1892 16 Inch Barrel Trapper's Carbine

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 4, 2020

Estimated Price: $35,000 - $55,000
Price Realized:

Outstanding, Possibly Finest Known, Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Trapper's Saddle Ring Carbine with Highly Desirable 16 Inch Barrel in .44 W.C.F.

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892-Carbine
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 16 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 5989
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 103
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1925, this is one of, if not THE finest Winchester Model 1892 Trapper's Carbines we have ever had the pleasure of offering at auction. These shorter than standard, utilitarian carbines often saw hard use by those who carried them, such as the trappers from whom they got their name. Many of these guns spent their life exposed to the elements along with their owners, used as a tool, with little thought of being viewed favorably in a future collectors market. Thus, these carbines are, more often than not, seen with very little finish remaining and wearing all of the scars of their working life, making an example like this, in such outstanding condition, exceedingly rare. The desirable 16 inch barrel on this example is marked with two-line model/trademark/caliber marking on the left of the barrel near the breech. There are Winchester factory oval proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked with the three-line model/trademark/patent information and the serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver. It is fitted with pinned blade front and folding ladder rear sights, and a saddle ring and staple on the left side of the receiver. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a carbine buttplate. Trapper's Carbines are desirable no matter the configuration or condition, but the 16 inch barrel versions are especially so. This is the shortest barrel length allowed without requiring an ATF exemption letter. Along with having such a desirable barrel length, this example is chambered in the most popular Model 1892 caliber, .44 W.C.F., and it exhibits the sort of exceptional condition that is so rarely seen among Trapper's Carbines. Includes a letter of authenticity signed by Tom Selleck confirming it is from his personal collection.

Rating Definition:

Excellent plus, retains 98% plus original blue finish with a small barely noticeable patch of brown patina visible on the bottom of the receiver, some light cycling wear on the hammer, some light saddle ring wear, and some scattered light handling marks. The wood is also excellent with a few scattered light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. This may be a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the finest known Winchester Model 1892 Trapper's Carbines with much sought after 16 inch barrel! Provenance: The Tom Selleck Collection



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