SOLD FOR: $2,385.01
Model: Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine
Serial Number: 695885
Year of Manufacture: 1913
Caliber: 44 WCF (.44-40)
Action Type: Lever Action Tubular Magazine Fed Rifle
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14. 1884” and “44 W.C.F.”. The underside of the receiver is marked “695885” and the top of the receiver has the Winchester proof mark. The top tang is marked “MODEL 1892 / WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF.”.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The rifle is mounted with a pinned blade style front sight. There is a “King” full buckhorn leaf style rear sight with elevator.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth wood. There are compression marks on both the butt stock and fore arm. There are no chips or cracks in either stock. The LOP measures 12 ¾” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the metal butt plate. The stocks rate in about Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is in surprisingly good condition, but does have light erosion in spots throughout its length. The rifling is clearly visible.
Overall Condition: This gun retains almost none of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows gray patina and light surface erosion. There are some very light scratches on the right side of the receiver, above and behind the loading gate. The screw heads are sharp and the hammer is finely checkered. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Good + condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this carbine.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Few things evoke the romance of the Old West better than a Winchester Saddle Ring Carbine. This example is even chambered in an Old West caliber: 44 Winchester Center Fire. It is in very shootable condition and likely was spared from shooting black powder cartridges. Some lucky Cowboy Action Shooter should win the bid for this solid little beauty.