Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 33: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Exceptionally Fine Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

Exceptionally Fine Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 737
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 38
Class: Antique
Description:

The accompanying factory letter confirms the octagon barrel in .38 caliber, plain trigger and screw eyes. The rifle was received in the warehouse on April 24, 1896 and shipped on December 10, 1897. Combination Beach front sight, Marble filler block in the rear sight seat, and Marble tang sight. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line legend ahead of the rear sight and "38 WCF" at the breech. Sling eyelets are mounted on the underside of the forend cap and buttock. With a leather sling. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock. The buttstock is fitted with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine, retaining 85% plus original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. 70% original case colors remain on the hammer, lever and buttplate. 70% original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. The wood is fine with minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. A desirable, high condition antique Winchester Model 1892 rifle.



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