Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3071: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Musket with Bayonet

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Rare Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Musket with Bayonet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $7,500 - $9,500

Rare Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Musket with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892-Musket
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 30 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 301
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 64
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

It is estimated that less than 1% of the total Model 1892 production was in the musket configuration. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address/patent dates ahead of the rear sight, and the breech end is marked "44W.C.F." over the Winchester oval proof, which is also marked on the top of the receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1892/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK", and the serial number appears on the bottom of the receiver. Blade front sight, folding ladder rear sight graduated to 800 yards and mounted with a smooth full length forearm secured by two barrel bands and straight grip stock with carbine buttplate with cleaning rod compartment (rod not included) and sling swivel on the stock and forward barrel band. Manufactured in 1906. Complete with an original Winchester triangular socket bayonet correctly left in the white and unmarked. Winchester had high hopes of selling these muskets to the U.S. Government as well and civilians; however, orders never came about, making them extremely rare and desirable to collectors today. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good. The metal surfaces have a smooth mottled gray patina with traces of original blue finish on the exposed magazine tube and protected areas around the front sight. The wood is also very good with some overall scattered minor scratches and dings. The bayonet is fine with some scattered discoloration. The markings are clear and crisp. Mechanically excellent.

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