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.
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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