1925 mfr. WINCHESTER 1892 .44-40 WCF Saddle Ring Carbine Browning JMB C&R
With Mother of Pearl Chief’s Head Detail
Here we present a C&R Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine chambered in .44-40 WCF, made in 1925 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 trusty 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. 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 94 would have been the Model 1894.
The overall condition is near fine. Refinished. The action is excellent as is the bore, which is shiny bright and well-rifled. The walnut stock is in great shape and features the mother of pearl inlays, one along the right side of the forearm in the form of an arrow and one on the right side of the butt stock, which is an Indian Chief’s head. Crescent butt plate with saddle ring on the receiver. 1920s carbine rear sight.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 20 inches.
Caliber: .44-40 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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