Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 37: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: May 13, 2022

Documented Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

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

Documented Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 457
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 38
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

The accompanying copy of the Winchester Gun Museum letter confirms the octagon barrel in .38 caliber and plain trigger as well as being shipped on February 4, 1901. The barrel is stamped with the two-line New Haven address legend ahead of the rear sight and "38 WCF" at the breech and is fitted with a dovetail blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. The upper tang has the three-line model/patent date marking. The serial number is stamped on the underside of the receiver. The buttplate, hammer and lever are casehardened. The loading gate is nitre blue. The remaining surfaces are blued. The plain forearm and straight grip stock are nicely figured walnut with the stock fitted with a crescent buttplate. Consecutively serialized to the previous two lots.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 70% original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. 20% original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. 60% original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. Patterns of original case colors remain on the buttplate. The refinished wood is fine with some scattered handling marks and most of the finish remaining. Mechanically excellent.



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