SOLD FOR: $3725
Make: Winchester MFD. by Miroku, Japan, Restored by Turnbull Restoration
Model: 1892 Deluxe Takedown, Turnbull Ref. No. TF-WIN1892DLXTD-4440
Serial Number: WIJP00020YM92W
Year of Manufacture: 2020 (YM Date Code)
Caliber: .44-40 WCF (.44-40 Winchester Center Fire)
Action Type: Lever Action, Tubular Magazine Fed Takedown Rifle
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel and top of the receiver are marked with a “WP” proof. The right shoulder of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER Model 1892 — Caliber 44-40 Win. ONLY”. The underside of the receiver is marked “WIJP / 00020 / YM92W” at the front, the takedown metal is marked “00020”. The upper tang is marked “WINCHESTER”. The right shoulder of the barrel is marked “Made by Miroku – Japan – Imported by BACO, Inc.–Morgan, Utah / Winchester is a registered trademark of Olin Corporation”. The top of the barrel is marked “TURNBULL” followed by a rampant bull logo.
Barrel Length: 24” Octagonal
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade with a serrated rear face, it is dovetailed into the barrel. The rear sight is a “U”-notch semi-buckhorn sight dovetailed into the barrel.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered grade 5/6 American walnut refinished by Turnbull Mfg. Co. with a pistol grip, straight comb, and shotgun-style buttplate. The stocks have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The forend has faint fore-to-aft movement. The LOP measures 12 3/4? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The charcoal case-colored checkered steel buttplate has light handling wear. The stocks are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Rust Blued barrel and magazine tube, Bone Charcoal Case Color Hardened receiver, hammer and lever, other blued parts are Charcoal Blue.
Finish Originality: This rifle was customized by Turnbull Mfg. Co. and the finish is original to the Turnbull customization.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are minimal handling marks and a few light spots of finish wear by the serial number. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition.
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: This rifle comes in the original Winchester box.
Our Assessment: The Winchester Model 1892 is a lever action repeating rifle designed by famed gun designer John Moses Browning. It was made as a smaller, lighter version of his Model 1886 design, chambered for pistol cartridges rather than rifle cartridges. This would replace the previous Model 1873 and more than a million 1892 would be made between their introduction and 1932. The design is still in production to this very day, its popularity boosted by its use in Western films and television shows.
This example is a Model 1892 Deluce Takedown rifle which was made in 2020 and is chambered in .44-40 Winchester. While Miroku thought it was “Deluxe”, the fine people over at Turnbull Restoration had other thoughts and decided to show us all what the definition of “Deluxe” truly is! This rifle was customized by Turnbull Mfg. circa 2020 and the result is a beauty to behold. They add their signature bone charcoal color case hardening process to the receiver, lever, hammer, butt plate and forend cap. In addition, they refinish the 24? full octagon barrel and full-length magazine tube in classic-era rust blue. With a keen eye for detail, they didn’t forget the small parts, as they charcoal blued those as well. And last but not least, they refinish the grade 5/6 American walnut stocks in a hand-rubbed oil finish to match Winchester’s classic red shading.
Rounding out the 92’s John Browning reversion is their tang safety conversion process, taking this example back to a half-cock safety as it was originally designed over a century ago while getting rid of the cheap looking tang safety. And, by popular request, they even lighten the lever gun’s mainspring which relieves the stiff cycling and heavy trigger pull of the factory setup. The result: a factory-new Model 1892 that looks AND runs like an original. These guns are made in limited runs and we are not sure when they will be doing another run, now is the time to snatch this one up! Please see our photos and good luck!
Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!