Winchester Miroku Deluxe Trapper Takedown .44 Rem Mag Lever Rifle, 2018

SOLD FOR: $3025

LSB#: 230516BM062

Make: Winchester, made by Miroku

Model: 1892 Deluxe Trapper Takedown

Serial Number: 00048ZP92L

Year of Manufacture: 2018 (ZP date code)

Caliber: .44 Remington Magnum only

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Side Loading Gate fed by Tubular Magazine

Barrel Length: 16”, Octagonal

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to the barrel above the muzzle. The rear sight is a U-notch buckhorn elevator sight dovetailed to the top rear of the barrel.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut featuring a nose cap, a semi-pistol grip, a straight comb and a contoured metal buttplate. The wood shows no notable wear or damage, just some faint handling and storage marks. The checkering is sharp. 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 stocks are in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue and Case Color

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion and for the age, this bore rates a 9 or 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows no notable wear or damage, just a few light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in 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 rifle comes with a serial-matched Winchester cardboard box, an instruction manual and a locking device with keys.

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 quality Miroku-made Winchester Model 1892 Deluxe Trapper Takedown made in 2018. The rifle is chambered for the classic .44 Rem Mag cartridge only. The rifle is in Excellent condition, appearing to have seen little, if any use. This rifle should be of interest to the Winchester collectors as well as cowboy action shooters, but would also be a great truck or camping rifle and its takedown action will make it easy to store and transport. Please see our photos and good luck in your bidding!

-J. Ren

Winchester Miroku Deluxe Trapper Takedown .44 Rem Mag Lever Rifle, 2018
Winchester Miroku Deluxe Trapper Takedown .44 Rem Mag Lever Rifle, 2018