Marlin Firearms 1892 Model 92 .44-40 Win Lever Action Western Rifle MFD 198

SOLD FOR: $805

WOA#: WY231127MD002

Make: Marlin Firearms

Model: 1892 Rifle

Serial Number: 17088237

Year of Manufacture: 1983

Caliber: .44-40 Win

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

Markings: The upper tang on top and on the left side has the serial number.  The rest of the rifle is unmarked.  The scope is marked “WEAVER / MARKSMAN / 4X USA”.  The scope ring is marked “WEAVER / DETACHABLE / PAT. No. 2632251 / 1.000” USA”.

Barrel Length: 24” Octagonal Approximate

Sights / Optics: The front and rear sight dovetails are empty.  The tip of the receiver is mounted with a Weaver 4x Marksman Scope.  The sight picture is clear.  The lenses have some small scratches on them but the sight picture remains mostly unaffected.  The upper tang is drilled and tapped for a rear tang aperture sight (not included).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with capped forend, straight grip, straight comb and Pachmayr Rubber buttplate. There are compression marks, scratches, and scuffs throughout.  There are no cracks however there is a small thin chip in the bottom of the buttstock against the left side of the lower tang.  The LOP measures about 13.5″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. Overall, the stocks are in about Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is light gray with well defined rifling. There is scattered light erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 7/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 70% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at some of the edges. The barrel exterior has a few scratches and scuffs.  The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with serviceable slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Good condition as refurbished.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lever has little play in the receiver. 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 chambered in .44-40 Winchester is a classic lever-action rifle that holds a special place in American firearms history. Designed and produced in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Marlin 1892 was part of the era’s technological and industrial advancement in firearm manufacturing. It was built to accommodate the popular .44-40 Winchester centerfire cartridge, a versatile round that was favored for both rifle and revolver, allowing users the convenience of carrying a single caliber of ammunition for both firearms.

Marlin’s 1892 model is renowned for its reliability, durability, and precision craftsmanship. The rifle features a smooth lever-action mechanism, a hallmark of Marlin’s design ethos, which ensures quick and reliable cycling of rounds, making it suitable for a variety of uses from hunting to target shooting. Its solid frame and the ability to handle the higher pressures of the .44-40 cartridge made it a preferred choice among shooters and hunters of the time.

The aesthetic and functional design of the Marlin 1892, with its classic American rifle lines, walnut stock, and blued steel, reflects the era’s craftsmanship. Collectors and historical firearms enthusiasts particularly value these rifles for their historical significance and the role they played in the development of the American West. Over the years, the Marlin 1892 in .44-40 has become a sought-after piece for its collectibility, historical value, and as a symbol of the American lever-action rifle tradition.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid!  – L.S.

Marlin Firearms 1892 Model 92 .44-40 Win Lever Action Western Rifle MFD 198
Marlin Firearms 1892 Model 92 .44-40 Win Lever Action Western Rifle MFD 198