SOLD FOR: $1061
Make: Winchester Repeating Arms
Model: 1892 Rifle
Serial Number: 67264
Year of Manufacture: 1894
Caliber: .38-40 Winchester (.38-40 Winchester Center Fire)
Action Type: Lever Action, Tubular Magazine Fed
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “-MANUFACTURED BY THE- / -WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-” in front of the rear sight and at the receiver with “38 W.C.F.”. The underside of the receiver is marked “67264” at the front. The upper tang is marked “MODEL 1892 / -WINCHESTER- / PAT. OCT. 14. 1884.”.
Barrel Length: The barrel has been cut to 23 5/8″, Round
Sights / Optics: The front sight is german silver blade in a slotted based dovetailed and screw-set to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “V”-notch semi-buckhorn elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The notch is fine-adjustable for elevation. The top tang is drilled, tapped and filled for a peep sight (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece smooth walnut with capped forend, straight grip, steel crescent buttplate and a sling swivel in the belly (there is another swivel soldered to the magazine tube forward of the forend). The stocks have several scattered nicks, dings, scuffs and scratches. There are some scattered minor losses along the edges. There are no cracks. The LOP measures 12 3/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has mostly worn to white with some scattered light wear and minor surface oxidation. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition as Antique.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is dark with well defined rifling. There is scattered light-moderate erosion and pitting throughout the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 35% of its metal finish. Strongest remaining finish is in the magazine tube. There is some other finish remaining in protected areas such as around the sights, the bottom tang and the radiused edges at the front and rear of the receiver flats. Most other surfaces have gone to a light patina. There are scattered nicks, scuffs and scratches. There is wear around the forward sling swivel on the bottom of the magazine tube. The action shows operational wear. There are tool marks around most screw heads. The screw heads range from tool marked with strong slots to disfigured with useable slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good condition as Antique.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half-cock safety position. The trigger is crisp. 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: This is a Winchester Model 1892 Rifle made in 1894 and chambered in .38-40 Winchester. This rifle is in about Very Good condition as Antique with about 35% of its original finish remaining. The rifle shows honest wear for its age and retains strong mechanics. The .38-40 Win. cartridge was a popular cartridge in its day which split the difference between the power of the .44-40 and .32-20 cartridges. With some remaining original finish and pre-1899 manufacture date, this rifle should be of interest to the Winchester collectors and could be restored and taken back out in the field. Please see our photos and good luck!