Nothing feels like a Model 1892. Smooth as butter. Faster than a hot knife through that butter. When Mr. John Browning created this rifle for Winchester you must wonder if anyone suspected that it would become the consummate ranch rifle, protecting livestock and providing meals on the range. And did anyone know that over a century and a quarter later it would be the most appreciated Cowboy Action Shooting rifle ever? Own one today, just like your great, great grandfather did.
- Reciever – Steel; Color case hardened finish
- Barrel – Polished blued finish; Button rifled; Full octagon
- Action – Lever-action; Top tang safety
- Stock – Grade V/VI Walnut; Pistol grip, Steel shotgun buttplate
- Top tang is drilled and tapped for optional peep sight; Semi-buckhorn rear sight, Marble Arms® gold bead front sight; Receiver, lever, forearm cap and buttplate are color case hardened
|Action||Lever||Length of Pull (in)||12 3/4|
|Drop at Comb (in)||1 1/8||Drop at Heel (in)||1 3/4|
|Stock Material||Black Walnut||Recoil Pad||Metal Butt Plate|
|Receiver Material||Steel||Reciever Finish||Color Case|
|Drilled and Tapped for Scope||No||Trigger Material||Steel|
|Trigger Finish||Matte||Trigger Guard Material||Steel|
|Trigger Guard Engraving||None||Magazine Type||Full-Length Tube|
|Magazine Capacity||11||Chamber Finish||Polished|
|Barrel Material||Steel||Barrel Finish||Polished Blued|
|Barrel Contour||Full Octagon||Twist Rate (in)||18 3/4|
|Overall Length (in)||41 1/2||Weight||7 lbs 0 oz|
|Wood Grade||Grade V/VI||Sling Swivel Studs||None|
125 years and still going strong.
2017 marks the 125th year of the Model 1892. Of all the rifles produced in an era often called “the Winning of the West” the John Browning-designed Winchester Model 1892 stands out as an engineering masterpiece. Light, fast, ultra quick to the point, natural . . . . essentially perfect. Of all the pistol caliber rifles of the day, none have become more viable in modern Cowboy Action shooting than the ’92. It’s a good year to get your hands on some history.
The favorite of the Duke and just about everbody. “Fill your hands you . . . ” The Model 92 was elevated to the status of movie star for three quarters of a Century by many of the most famous on-screen cowboys. When you saw a movie with John Wayne, or watched The Rifleman with Chuck Connors you knew that the rifle they used was more than a screen prop. Going back in time, Annie Oakley performed across the world with Buffalo Bill shooting her special smoothbore 1892.
Over a million. Not many firearm models today can boast of having had over one million produced. The Winchester Model 1892, very similar in construction to the Winchester Model 1886, is one of these famous lever-action rifles.
Compact, light and fast. It is much like a compact or carbine model of the famous 1886 and has the same dual, vertical locking system for impressive strength. Many of its components have been scaled down and simplified to handle the smaller calibers, and here is where this nostalgic rifle shines.
What makes it the ultimate lever action? The Model 92 is famous for its light weight, low recoil and responsive, easy handling. It displays a genius of design that makes it a modern-day treasure. The Winchester Model 1892 features a beautifully finished walnut stock, blued barrel and receiver, finely fit with precision and pride.
How to find the model you want. From year to year Winchester Repeating Arms introduces new models and versions of the Model 1892. Your dealer may have both the current model of the year and other previous year models in his or her inventory. An internet search is a key tool when locating these special rifles which are commonly made in very limited manufacturing runs.
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