Model 1892 No. 275046

Winchester Model 1892 Deluxe Takedown Rifle .25-20 WCF s/n 275046 mfg 1908 22" part-round nickel steel takedown barrel; half magazine; Marble combination tang sight with locking button; Marble flattop sporting rear sight; Rocky Mountain front sight with blued steel blade and ivory insert; color case hardened hammer and lever; fancy H-style checkered capped pistol grip oil finished stocks w/brass crescent buttplate. Overall condition is excellent, retaining nearly 95% of the original blue and case-hardened finish; barrel and half-magazine have nearly all of the blue finish intact. The blue finish on the forearm cap and takedown collar shows some thinning on contact points. The bolt and receiver have nearly 95% of the blue finish with some minor edge wear on the top of the receiver and some thinning on the bottom of the receiver ahead of the lever. The loading gate has about 80% of the niter blue finish. The hammer and the sides of the lever have strong case colors. The case colors on the bottom of the lever have faded to a silver patina. The buttplate has a mellow patina. All of the markings are crisp and the bore is bright. The stock and forearm are in excellent condition with no significant handling marks. The oiled finish on the forearm has some light handling wear and the checkering on the forearm and pistol grip is slightly flattened from handling.

1892 275046 Catalog Description

Deluxe Winchester Model 1892 Takedown Rifle .25-20 WCF s/n 275046 with numerous special order features. The rifle is accompanied by a letter from the Cody Firearms Museum that states it was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on February 29, 1908. The letter lists the rifle features as caliber "25/20", "22-inch, 1/2 octagon barrel", "Plain trigger", Checkered stock", "Pistol grip", "Rocky Mountain front sight", "1/2-magazine", "Takedown", "Nickel steel barrel" and "Smokeless". The rifle has a blue finish on the barrel and half-magazine, forearm cap and receiver. The hammer and lever are color casehardened. The forearm and pistol grip stock are fancy grain walnut with "Style H" checkering and oiled piano finish. The stock pistol grip has a black hard rubber cap embossed "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS". The buttplate is brass. The half-round/half-octagon barrel has a Rocky Mountain front sight with blued steel blade and Marble sporting sight with folding leaf. The top of the sight is marked: "M.S.A.CO." and stamped with the Marble logo. A Marble combination rear sight with locking button on the hinge is mounted on the receiver tang. The top of the half-octagon barrel is roll-stamped "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED. OCTOBER 14. 1884." ahead of the rear sight. "NICKEL STEEL" is stamped on the left barrel flat behind the rear sight. The caliber, ".25-20 W.C.F.", is stamped on the top of the barrel in front of the receiver. Oval Winchester "W/P" proof marks are stamped on the top of the barrel and receiver. The serial number, "275046" is stamped across the bottom of the receiver. The rifle is complete with two sealed, period, cartons of 50 Winchester .25-20 cartridges.

Condition: Excellent. The rifle retains nearly 95% of the original blue and case-hardened finish. The barrel and half-magazine have nearly all of the blue finish intact. The only significant wear are some traces of surface discoloration on the right side of the barrel. The blue finish on the forearm cap and takedown collar shows some thinning on contact points. The bolt and receiver have nearly 95% of the blue finish with some minor edge wear on the top of the receiver and some thinning on the bottom of the receiver ahead of the lever. The loading gate has about 80% of the niter blue finish. The hammer and the sides of the lever have strong case colors. The case colors on the bottom of the lever have faded to a silver patina. The buttplate has a mellow patina. All of the markings are crisp and the bore is bright. The stock and forearm are in excellent condition with no significant handling marks. The oiled finish on the forearm has some light handling wear and the checkering on the forearm and pistol grip is slightly flattened from handling. This is an excellent example of a deluxe, special order, Winchester Model 1892 Takedown Rifle with many special order features. This excellent rifle would be a stand-out piece in the most advanced Winchester collection.

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