INTERESTING DELUXE WINCHESTER 1892 SHORT RIFLE
Guns International #: 100972641 Seller's Inventory #: W1015
Category: Winchester Rifles - Model 1892 - Winchester Rifles - Antique Lever
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Seller: LeRoy Merz Antique Guns
Company: Merz Antique Guns
Member Since: 10/27/09
First Name: LeRoy
Last Name: Merz
Country: United States
Phone: (218) 739-3255
Fax: (218) 739-4599
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Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Money orders, cashier or personal checks
Cal 25-20.Takedown configuration with 20" bbl, short takedown forearm, folding tang rear sight and pistol grip checkered deluxe wood. Correct eyes for Winchester sling. Scarce double set trigger. A truly unique gun. This is one of two that are known in this configuration. Both are Deluxe short rifles with the gold border inlays around the receiver and monogram. I first encountered this gun about 45 years ago at the Downtown Denver Show. At that time it was owned by McCroskie of the Denver State Bank. He stated that there were 2 of these guns given to brothers. Both had the monograms engraved, both short rifles and both had the gold borders. At that time he said he was planning on acquiring the 2nd one but I don't believe he did since it has not surfaced. This one is pictured in "The Art of the Gun Volume IV" pg. 32 by Robert M. Lee and R.L. Wilson. Gun was also in John Wood's collection for a number of years. All original gun in Excellent condition with about 98% bright glossy blue. Very light handling mars.
Leroy Merz Antique Firearms specializes in antique and vintage Winchesters and other fine American firearms. Since 1965 Mr. Merz has taken part in the world of firearms and has been a contributor to many well known reference books. Just recently we mailed the 127th edition of our privately-published catalog. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.
Price: $ 65,000.