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Lot 25: Winchester Model 92 Lever Action Short Rifle

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Rare and Desirable Winchester Model 92 Lever Action Short Rifle with 20 Inch Barrel

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

Rare and Desirable Winchester Model 92 Lever Action Short Rifle with 20 Inch Barrel

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 20 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 32
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1927, this very unique late production Model 92 shows Winchester "WP" proofs on the barrel and receiver. The upper left flat of the barrel has the standard model, trademark, and caliber marking, while the upper right flat has the two-line address. The upper tang is marked with the three-line Winchester trademark and the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. Dovetailed blade front sight, elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight (elevator absent), and a smooth straight grip stock with crescent buttplate. The forearm is of the correct 8 3/8 inch length as standard on short rifles with barrels of 18 to 22 inches. According to Madis in "The Winchester Book", only one of every 850 Model 1892's produced was in short rifle configuration. The only special order features listed by Madis that were more rare than a shorter than standard barrel are plated finishes, factory engraving/inscription, and longer than standard barrels.

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine, retains 85% plus original blue finish overall with a light speckling of grey patina and light high edge wear visible on the receiver. The elevator for the rear sight is absent. The wood is also excellent with some scattered light dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. An exceptional Winchester Model 1892 in the rare short rifle configuration!

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