SOLD FOR: $1500
Make: Winchester, Mfg. by Miroku
Serial Number: 07NP700008
Year of Manufacture: 1998
Caliber: .44-40 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action, Tubular Magazine Fed
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “-WINCHESTER- / LICENSEE”, “U.S. REPEATING ARMS CO., NEW HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / MADE IN JAPAN”, and
“CAL..44-40 WINCHESTER” near the receiver. 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: 24.25″, Round
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a globe sight dovetailed with an interchangeable leaf reticle. Currently installed is a circle atop a post. No additional leaves are included. The rear sight is a fully adjustable Marble’s peep aperture.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece smooth walnut with capped forend, straight grip, straight comb, and steel crescent buttplate. The most notable imperfection is a compression on the bottom of the forearm. There are some infrequently scattered tiny nicks and faint scratches as well. The LOP measures 12 7/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows hardly any wear. 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, there is some light erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some scattered tool marks on the left side of the receiver. There are scattered faint scratches on the top of the barrel as well as the lever. There is some light thinning at the leading edges. The screwheads Range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine-Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The safety was removed for installation of the tang sight. 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 rifle comes in its original serial matching box.
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 24.25” round barrel, manufactured in 1998 and chambered in .44-40 Winchester. This one has signs of light use and rates in Fine-Plus condition. Please see our photos and good luck!