SOLD FOR: $1850
Make: Winchester Repeating Arms
Serial Number: 924614
Year of Manufacture: 1924
Caliber: .25-20 WCF (.25-20 Winchester Center Fire)
Action Type: Lever Action, Tubular Magazine Fed
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCT. 14. 1884.” in front of the rear sight and at the receiver with “25-20 W.C.F.”. The underside of the receiver is marked “440837” at the front. The upper tang is marked “MODEL 92 / -WINCHESTER- / TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT OFF & FGN”. The underside of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “924614”.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a blade integral to a base that is fixed to to the receiver. The rear sight a u-notch and when flipped is a range-finding u-notch.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with capped forend, straight grip and a replacement black sheet steel butplate. The stocks have scattered minor nicks, dings, scuffs and scratches. Where it meets the buttplate the wood is stained. 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 is free of any notable wear or damage. Overall, the stocks rate in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright and the rifling is well-defined. There is no erosion, but light stubborn fouling persists throughout.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its current metal finish. A few minor nicks, some through the finish can be seen along the barrel top. The right side of the receiver has a few light nicks and tool marks. Screws are sharp. Markings are generally clear, thought the refinishing has worn down the caliber marking considerably and the “WP” proofs are missing. Overall, this rifle rates in Fine condition, as refinished.
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, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 1892 made in 1924 and chambered in .25-20 Winchester. This rifle is in Fine condition with about 97% of its re-done finish remaining. The bore is semi-bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. The lever locks up solidly and the action functions correctly. Any wear suffered by this rifle has been obscured by re-finishing. 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. Given its pre-WWII manufacture date, this rifle should be of real interest to the Winchester collectors. Please see our photos and good luck!