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Antique WINCHESTER Model 1892 LEVER ACTION .44 Caliber WCF Repeating RIFLE Iconic LEVER ACTION RIFLE Made in 1894
Antique WINCHESTER Model 1892 LEVER ACTION .44 Caliber WCF Repeating RIFLE
Iconic LEVER ACTION RIFLE Made in 1894
Here we present an antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle chambered in .44-40 WCF, made in 1894 in New Haven, Connecticut. Another fantastic design from the mind of John Moses Browning, the 1892 was made to replace the venerable and iconic 1873 and featured its pistol caliber chamberings. The result was a trim and light rifle that was an immediate hit and stayed in production for almost 50 years. Many gun owners favored Winchester rifles for their ability to fire the same ammunition as their pistols, meaning that a cowboy, trapper or stagecoach defender could take along his trust rifle and pistol sidearm with only one supply of ammo!
The Model 1892, like many other Winchester rifles, were popular when the television show “The Rifleman” premiered in 1958 starring Chuck Connors and producers tried to find gimmicks to distinguish one show from another. The Rifleman's gimmick was a modified Winchester Model 1892 rifle, with a large ring lever drilled and tapped for a set screw. The lever design allowed him to cock the rifle by spinning it around his hand. In addition, the screw could be positioned to depress the trigger every time he worked the lever, allowing for rapid fire, emptying the magazine in under five seconds during the opening credits.
The overall condition is good. Original finish/patina. The action is excellent. The bore is in good condition with strong rifling and a frosted appearance. The walnut stock shows wear and remains solid.
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Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .44-40 Winchester Center Fire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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