Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3014: Antique Winchester Model 1892 Takedown Rifle

Auction Date: May 15, 2022

Very Fine Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Takedown Rifle in Desirable .44-40 W.C.F.

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $7,500

Very Fine Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Takedown Rifle in Desirable .44-40 W.C.F.

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 455
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 16
Class: Antique
Description:

This desirable antique Winchester Model 1892 was manufactured in 1893, the second year of production. Fitted with dovetail blade front and elevation adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sights on a barrel with the two-line address and the caliber designation "44 W.C.F." at the breech. 1893 patent marking on the takedown release. The upper tang has the three-line model/patent date marking. The underside of the frame has the serial number. Mounted on finely figured, uncheckered, straight grain walnut forearm and straight grip stock. The buttstock is fitted with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 70% original blue finish, 50% plus of the original vibrant case colors on the lever and hammer, and 30% plus original nitre blue on the loading gate with the balance a smooth grey patina and a small patch of light pitting on the heel of the buttplate. The finely figured wood is also very fine with some scattered scratches on left side of buttstock, minor handling marks on the balance. Mechanically excellent.



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