Winchester Model 1892 John Wayne High Grade 18.5″ .44-40 Lever Action Rifle

SOLD FOR: $2825

LSB#: 230523FE010

Make: Winchester, Mfg. in Japan by Miroku

Model: 1892 John Wayne High Grade

Serial Number: JW100H4452

Year of Manufacture: 2007

Caliber: 44-40

Action Type: Lever action rifle with tubular magazine.

Barrel Length: 18.5”

Sights / Optics: This rifle comes equipped with a front brass blade sight pinned to the base. The rear ladder sight flips up and is fully adjustable.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The two-piece smooth walnut wood has a straight grip, straight comb, magazine tube band, barrel band, saddle ring and metal buttplate. The wood shows light handling and storage marks. There are light scratches on the right rear of the fore stock. Embedded inside the stock is a John Wayne commemorative coin. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stocks rate in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued barrel, the receiver is a nickel alloy.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is light erosion at the muzzle. In this writer’s opinion,this bore rates a 9.5 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. There is a John Wayne signature on the barrel, in front of the rear sight. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This high grade comes with its original factory box, the box has light handing and storage marks, overall it is in good usable condition. Also included are the manual, miscellaneous papers and gun lock.

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 is the John Wayne high grade chambered in 44-40. This centennial rifle is stunning and in Excellent condition. Sporting an extra large loop lever for fast action and adjustable sights to keep you on target. Each side of the receiver is gorgeously engraved with John Wayne’s portrait, his initials and a flowing banner with words “Courage, Strength, Grit” are displayed proudly. This fantastic lever action rifle will fit perfectly in any cowboy’s collection, good luck and happy bidding!


Winchester Model 1892 John Wayne High Grade 18.5" .44-40 Lever Action Rifle
Winchester Model 1892 John Wayne High Grade 18.5″ .44-40 Lever Action Rifle