SOLD FOR: $1950
Make: Winchester, Made by Miroku
Serial Number: NT92000239
Year of Manufacture: 1996 (NT Date Code)
Caliber: .44 Remington Magnum
Action Type: Lever Action, Tubular Magazine Fed Rifle
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “-WINCHESTER- / LICENSEE” and “U.S. REPEATING ARMS CO., NEW HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / MADE IN JAPAN/MIROKU”. 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: 20″, Round
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a semi-buckhorn square notch elevator sight that is dovetailed to the barre.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece smooth walnut with capped forend, straight grip, straight comb, and steel crescent buttplate. There are no perceivable imperfections. 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 shows no wear. 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 no imperfections to speak of. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a hammer blocking safety on the upper tang. 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: This box comes in its original serial matching box with paperwork including a manual and a safety lock.
Our Assessment: The Winchester Model 1892 rifle and carbine replaced the toggle link action of Winchester’s 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 rifle with a 20” round barrel, made in 1996 and chambered in .44 Remington Magnum. This beautiful rifle seems like it has truly never seen the light of day. It is in excellent condition with no blemishes to note. Please see our photos and good luck!