Winchester Miroku Model 1892 .44-40 Win. 24″ Blue Lever Action Rifle, 1998

SOLD FOR: $1225

LSB#: 210419FW68

Make: Winchester, Made by Miroku

Model: 1892

Serial Number: 07NP700312

Year of Manufacture: 1998 (NP Date Code)

Caliber: .44-40 Win.

Action Type: Lever Action, Tubular Magazine Fed

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “–WINCHESTER– U.S. REPEATING ARMS CO., NEW HAVEN, CT. U.S.A.”, “LICENSEE”, and “MADE IN JAPAN”. The left rear of the barrel is marked “.44-40 WIN”. The top of the chamber and top of the receiver both have an ovalled “WP” proof. The top tang is marked “WINCHESTER / MODEL 1892”. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number.

Barrel Length: 24″, Round

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a globe sight with an interchangeable insert that is dovetailed to the slide. The rear sight is a U-notch buckhorn leaf and elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. Equipped to the upper tang is a fully adjustable peep aperture sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece smooth walnut with capped forend, straight grip, straight comb, and blued steel crescent buttplate. The wood shows a few scattered tiny nicks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 12 7/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has a couple tiny marks at the toe and on the face. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine-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 mostly sharp, the tang screws are lightly tool marked. 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: None.

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 made in 1998 and chambered in .44-40 Winchester. This one has hardly any signs of use and rates in Excellent condition. Please see our photos and good luck!

Winchester Miroku Model 1892 .44-40 Win. 24" Blue Lever Action Rifle, 1998
Winchester Miroku Model 1892 .44-40 Win. 24″ Blue Lever Action Rifle, 1998