Marlin Firearms 1892 Model 92 .22 S/L/LR Lever Action Rifle 1894 Antique

SOLD FOR: $1,801

WOA#: WY240315JV031

Make: Marlin Firearms Company

Model: 1892

Serial Number: 104600

Year of Manufacture: 1894, Antique

Caliber: .22 S/L/LR

Action Type: This rifle has a lever action with a full-length magazine tube.

Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “MARLIN FIRE ARMS CO , NEW.HAVEN.CT.U.S.A. / PAT’D NOV.19.1878.APRIL.2.1889.AUG.12.1890.MARCH.1.1892”.  The top of the receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY”.  The bottom of the receiver is marked “104600”.

Barrel Length: 24” Octagonal

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to the barrel. The rear sight is a u-notch leaf elevator sight dovetailed to the barrel.  The top tang is drilled, tapped, and filled for a tang sight (not included).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with capped forend, straight grip, straight comb and steel buttplate. The LOP measures about 13.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. There are no notable defects on the stocks outside of two small scratches on the right side of the comb. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition as refinished.

Type of Finish: Blued, Matte

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is no erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates nearly 10/10 for being antique.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The screw heads are sharp.  The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition as refinished.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The rifles action is smooth and the trigger pull is crisp.  We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: The Marlin Model 1892 is a shining example of late 19th-century American firearm innovation. Introduced in 1892, this lever-action rifle quickly gained popularity for its versatility, reliability, and precision. Designed to chamber the .22 Short, Long, and Long Rifle cartridges, this model was ideal for small game hunting, target shooting, and casual plinking, appealing to a wide range of shooters.

This rifle features Marlin’s characteristic solid-top receiver and side ejection, a testament to the company’s engineering ingenuity. The Model 1892’s smooth lever-action mechanism ensures a seamless shooting experience, making it both a functional and enjoyable firearm to use. The ability to switch between .22 cartridges provided shooters with flexibility, catering to different shooting needs and preferences.

Owning a Marlin Model 1892 is like holding a piece of history. Its elegant design and historical significance make it a prized possession for collectors, while its enduring reliability and performance continue to captivate enthusiasts who appreciate classic American firearms. This rifle embodies the spirit of its era and the timeless quality of Marlin craftsmanship, making it more than just a tool, but a symbol of a bygone age. This particular rifle has been refinished and is clean throughout.  The bore is exceptionally clean and bright with strong rifling, the mechanics are flawless.  Overall this is an antique rifle that is as collectible as it is range worthy.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Marlin Firearms 1892 Model 92 .22 S/L/LR Lever Action Rifle 1894 Antique
Marlin Firearms 1892 Model 92 .22 S/L/LR Lever Action Rifle 1894 Antique