c1912 WINCHESTER Model 1892 Lever Action RIFLE .38-40 OCTAGONAL BARREL C&R
Engraved with Case Colored Receiver
Here we present a C&R Engraved Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle chambered in .38-40 WCF, made in 1912 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 very good. Refinished receiver, fore end cap, and butt plate that have been engraved and case colored. Original finish/patina on the barrel. Original front sight with Marble’s rear. The action is excellent. The bore is in good condition with nice rifling and some minor pits. The walnut stock has been hand-checkered and remains smooth and solid.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .38-40 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.
Guaranteed AUTHENTIC & Includes CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.