Winchester Miroku Model 1892 Short .45 Colt 20” Lever Action Rifle, 2014

SOLD FOR: $765

WOA#: WY240224CC008

Make: Winchester, Made by Miroku

Model: 1892 Short

Serial Number: 00083ZW926

Year of Manufacture: 2014 (ZW Date Code)

Caliber: .45 Colt

Action Type: Lever Action, Tubular Magazine Fed

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER Model 1892 — Caliber 45 Colt ONLY”. The top of the chamber and top of the receiver both have an ovalled “WP” proof. The right of the barrel marked “Made by Miroku – Japan — Imported by BACO, Inc. – Morgan, Utah / Winchester is a registered trademark of Olin Corporation”. The top tang is marked “WINCHESTER / MODEL 1892”. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number.

Barrel Length: 20″, Round

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a u notch semi-buckhorn sight dovetailed to the barrel with riser.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece smooth walnut with capped forend, straight grip, straight comb, and steel crescent buttplate. There are some hardly notable light draglines and a couple minor compressions. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 12 7/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows some faint scratches at the heel and toe. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine-Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

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 10/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish.  There is little to no operation wear.   The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a hammer blocking safety on the upper tang. 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: This rifle comes with its factory box, owner’s manual, factory handouts, and chamber lock.

Our Assessment: The Winchester Model 1892 rifle and carbine replaced the toggle link action of Winchester’s Model 1873 with a breechblock locked with two rectangular locking bolts that made it much stronger and suitable for the higher pressures of smokeless powder. It was designed by John Browning and was sort of a scaled-down Model 1886 rifle, the first he designed for Winchester. The Model 1892 rifle was popular with ranchers and later was the rifle of choice for western movies and TV shows, John Wayne used both M1892 rifles and carbines in many of his western movies. The M1892 rifles again became popular in the 1980s with the advent of Cowboy Action shooting, as they were smooth and dependable. This is a Model 1892 Short rifle with a 20” round barrel, made in 2014 and chambered in .45 Colt. This one has hardly any signs of use and rates in Excellent condition. Please see our photos and good luck! -L.S.

Winchester Miroku Model 1892 Short .45 Colt 20” Lever Action Rifle, 2014
Winchester Miroku Model 1892 Short .45 Colt 20” Lever Action Rifle, 2014