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Lot 1023: Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1892 Short Rifle

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Scarce Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1892 Lever Action Short Rifle with Factory Letter

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

Scarce Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1892 Lever Action Short Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38 WCF
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: highly figured checkered
Item Views: 732
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 25
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

The accompanying factory letter confirms the 22 inch round barrel in .38 caliber, plain trigger and checkered pistol grip stock. This Model 1892 short rifle was received in the warehouse on August 20, 1900 and shipped the next day. The rifle is fitted with a gold combination Beach front sight, an elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight and tang peep sight. The top of the barrel is stamped with the two-line legend ahead of the rear sight and "38 WCF" at the breech. The checkered forearm and replacement pistol grip stock (tang marked "7249,XXX) and back of buttstock marked "94" and "10212" with buttplate marked "10212") are deluxe walnut. The buttstock is fitted with a hard rubber Winchester grip cap and a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 70% original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. 30% original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. 40% original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The replacement wood is fine with a number of minor dings and scratches and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.



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