1905 WINCHESTER M1892 Lever Action RIFLE in .25-20 WCF C&R “The RIFLEMAN”
With Tang Mounted Peep Sight
Here we present a C&R Winchester Model 92 Lever Action Rifle chambered in .25-20 WCF, made in 1905 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 from1892 through 1938 and produced upwards to 1,000,000 rifles. Carbines such as this one continued production through 1941. The Model 1892 was first chambered in .44-40 cartridges, and in 1895 the 25-20 emerged. The .25-35 was, and still is, a fairly short-range, medium range game cartridge. This Model 92 rifle features a 24-inch round barrel chambered in scarce .25-35 Winchester Center Fire. The .25-35 was valued for its speed, trajectory, and lower recoil. It was a popular round in the Winchester Model 1885 High Wall single-shot rifle. In the U.S. Winchester stopped general production of .25-35 rifles in 1955 but keeps producing ammunition.
In April 1919, Winchester eliminated the “18” and “19” from the model names of all of the various models that were in active production. So, prior to this date, the Model 92 would have been the Model 1892.
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 near fine. Original blue finish. The action is excellent. The bore is shiny bright with sharp rifling. The walnut stock is solid and in very good condition. The top tang has a peep sight mounted, the barrel has the semi-buckhorn rear and the front sight has been replaced with a globe type target sight.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .25-20 Winchester Center Fire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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