SOLD FOR: $1400
Make: Winchester, Made by Miroku
Model: 1892 Short, 2010 SHOT Show Special
Serial Number: 00025ZM92B
Year of Manufacture: 2010 (ZM Date Code)
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: Lever Action, Tubular Magazine Fed
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER Model 1892 — Caliber 357 Mag ONLY”. The top of the chamber and top of the receiver both have an ovalled “WP” proof. The right of the barrel marked “Made by Miroku – Japan — Imported by BACO, Inc. – Morgan, Utah / Winchester is a registered trademark of Olin Corporation”. The top tang is marked “WINCHESTER / MODEL 1892”. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 20″, Round
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded serrated blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch semi-buckhorn leaf and elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece smooth walnut with capped forend, straight grip, straight comb, and steel crescent buttplate. There are a few hardly noticeable faint compressions on the comb and belly. The LOP measures 12 3/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has a couple tiny marks at the toe. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are light handling marks, no major defects. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a manual and white serial matching box with some light storage wear.
Our Assessment: The Winchester Model 1892 rifle and carbine replaced the toggle link action of Winchesters Model 1873 with a breechblock locked with two rectangular locking bolts that made it much stronger and suitable for the higher pressures of smokeless powder. It was designed by John Browning and was sort of a scaled-down Model 1886 rifle, the first he designed for Winchester. The Model 1892 rifle was popular with ranchers and later was the rifle of choice for western movies and TV shows, John Wayne used both M1892 rifles and carbines in many of his western movies. The M1892 rifles again became popular in the 1980s with the advent of Cowboy Action shooting, as they were smooth and dependable. This is a Model 1892 Short rifle with a 20” round barrel, made in 2010 and chambered in .357 Magnum as a SHOT Show special. This one has hardly any signs of use and rates in Excellent condition. Please see our photos and good luck!