SOLD FOR: $1580.55
Make: Winchester Repeating Arms
Serial Number: 1000488
Year of Manufacture: 1930
Caliber: .25-20 Winchester Center Fire (WCF)
Action Type: This rifle has a lever action with a full-length magazine tube.
Markings: The left rear of the barrel is marked “-MODEL 92-WINCHESTER-25-20 W.C.F.- / -TRADE MARK-”. The top of the barrel at the receiver and the top of the receiver’s chamber ring are each marked with an ovalled “WP” proof. The right of the barrel is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / -NEW HAVEN, CONN.-“. The underside of the receiver is marked “1000488”. The upper tang is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK- / -MADE IN U.S.A.-”.
Barrel Length: 24″, Round
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. A bit of white paint has been applied to the bead. The rear sight is a “V”-notch semi-buckhorn elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The top tang is drilled, tapped and filled for a tang sight (none present).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with capped forend, straight grip, straight comb and steel crescent buttplate. The stocks have some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 12 3/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has mostly gone to a light patina with some light scabbing along the edges. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good 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 80% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at most edges. There is scattered surface oxidation and erosion on the receiver, lever, and forend cap. There are some scattered light nicks and scratches throughout the metal. There is some pitting on the top of the barrel midway. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half-cock safety. The lever lock-up is tight and 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 made in 1930 and chambered in .25-20 Winchester. This rifle is in about Very Good condition with about 80% of its original finish remaining. The bore is still bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. The lever locks up solidly and the action functions correctly. This vintage rifle has seen some honest wear but its bore and mechanical condition indicate proper maintenance. The .25-20 Win. cartridge was based on necking down the .32-20 cartridge and was intended for small game and varmints, developing about 1460 fps. with 86 grain bullets. It was once a favorite with farmers, ranchers, pot hunters and trappers. With its original finish and pre-WWII manufacture date, this rifle should be of interest to the Winchester collectors. Please see our photos and good luck!