c1911 mfr WINCHESTER Model 1892 Lever Action .32-20 WCF REPEATING RIFLE C&R
Classic Early 1900s Lever Action Made in 1911
Here we present a C&R Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle chambered in .32-20 WCF, made in 1911 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 near fine. Nicely refinished and with a Winchester proofed factory barrel. Butt plate shows some sign of rust. The action is excellent, very smooth. The bore is shiny bright with sharp rifling. The stock is smooth and solid. The front sight post has been shortened or broken off. The rear receiver peep sight is a very nice addition. A very nice looking rifle that will still make a fantastic shooter!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .32-20 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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