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.
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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