Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 35: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: May 13, 2022

Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Winchester Gun Museum Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Winchester Gun Museum Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 38
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

The accompanying Winchester Gun Museum letter confirms the octagon barrel in .38 caliber and plain trigger as well as being shipped on April 16, 1901. The rifle is fitted with a dovetail blade front sight and elevation adjustable rear sight. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line New Haven address legend ahead of the rear sight and "38 WCF" at the breech. The underside of the receiver carries the serial number. The upper tang is stamped with the three-line model/patent date marking. The buttplate, hammer and lever are casehardened. The loading gate is nitre blue. The remaining surfaces are blued. Plain forearm and straight grip stock are of nicely figured walnut. The buttstock is fitted with a crescent buttplate. Consecutively serialized to the next two lots.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 90% plus bright original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance along with some heavier wear on the left barrel flat towards the muzzle. 60% original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. 50% original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The buttplate retains patterns of original case colors. The refinished wood is fine with minimal handling marks and most of the finish remaining. Mechanically excellent.

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