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Lot 1033: Browning Bros. Marked Antique Winchester Model 1892 Rifle

Desirable Antique Browning Bros. Marked Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Lot 1033: Browning Bros. Marked Antique Winchester Model 1892 Rifle

Desirable Antique Browning Bros. Marked Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750
Price Realized:

Desirable Antique Browning Bros. Marked Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1892
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 595
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 38
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured and shipped in 1893 with the standard two-line address on the top barrel flat, caliber marking at the breech, and the additional "BROWNING BROS. CO. OGDEN.U." stamp of John Browning's shop between the caliber marking and the rear sight. Having sold many of his patents to Winchester, Browning is known to have taken part of the payment in complete guns which were then sold from his shop in Utah, many of which received this marking. The upper tang is marked with the three-line model, trademark, and patent information, and the serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver. It is fitted with a Lyman beaded blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. It is mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well as receipt at the warehouse on 24 March 1893 and shipment on 27 March 1893 to order number 16443.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains 30% plus of the original blue finish which has thinned over the years, attractively blending with a plum-brown patina, creating a look that can only come from years of use on the western frontier. The wood is fine showing an attractively weathered look with the minor dings and scratches of a working gun scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent. An attractive Model 1892 sold through John Browning's shop that likely spent many years on the Western frontier!



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