Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3017: Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: May 15, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 25-20 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: highly figured checkered
Item Views: 461
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 17
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1905. The rifle is fitted with a combination Beach front sight, a two leaf rear sight, and a Lyman tang peep sight. The top of the barrel is stamped with the two-line address/patent dates legend ahead of the rear sight and "25-20 W.C.F." at the breech. The "NICKEL STEEL" appears on the left side of the barrel. The checkered forearm and pistol grip stock are deluxe "XX" walnut. Winchester expert and author George Madis calculated, "Only 1 of each 700 model 92's had pistol grips; only one of each 800 hand checkering or carving. When you consider the comparative rarity of many Winchesters, it is not surprising that all Winchesters are so eagerly collected." The left side of the lower tang is stamped "XX 1925 R." The stock is unnumbered.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel and receiver retain 60% original blue finish with smooth brown patina on the balance. The takedown collar has been refinished. The refinished wood is fine with some scattered minor handling marks and recut checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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