Winchester Model 1892 92 24″ .25-20 WCF Lever Action Rifle, MFD 1914 C&R

SOLD FOR: $726.00

WOA#: WY240323WM005

Make: Winchester Repeating Arms

Model: 1892 Rifle

Serial Number: 764613

Year of Manufacture: 1914

Caliber: .25-20 Winchester

Action Type: Lever Action, Tubular Magazine Fed

Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14.1884.” in front of the rear sight and at the receiver with “25-20 W.C.F.”. The underside of the receiver is marked “764613” at the front. The upper tang is marked “MODEL 1892 / -WINCHESTER- / TRADEMARK REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF.”. The barrel and receiver have Winchester proofs.

Barrel Length: 24″, Round

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Marble’s beaded blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a flat-top “U”-notch elevator sight dovetailed at the rear of the barrel. The top tang is drilled and tapped with a folding Lyman tang sight installed. The left of the receiver has had a series of holes drilled, tapped and filled for mounting optics or a receiver sight (none present).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece smooth walnut with capped forend, straight grip, straight comb and steel crescent buttplate. The stocks have some light nicks, scuffs and scratches. There are some dark marks that have been finished over. There is a more notable ding in the right of the belly and one on the top-right edge of the forend toward the rear. There is some finish loss at the rear of the forend. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 12 3/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has gone to a light patina with surface erosion at the heel and toe. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good condition as refinished.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is dark gray. The rifling is worn, but visible. There is light-moderate erosion scattered through the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 4 or 5 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 75% of its current metal finish. There are scattered areas with a mottled appearance from thinning and minor wear. The barrel’s finish has a plum hue. There are some scattered light nicks and scratches, spots of minor surface oxidation, and a few spots of minor erosion. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Good-plus condition as refinished.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half-cock safety position. The trigger 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: This is a Winchester Model 1892 Rifle made in 1914 and chambered in .25-20 Winchester. This rifle is in Good-plus condition as refinished, looking pretty good for its age. This vintage rifle has seen nearly all of the 20th Century and will still make a nice addition to a collection in the 21st. The .25-20 is still a very viable small game, fur bearing, and trapping cartridge. This 1892 rifle will make a great addition to a Winchester collection missing an 1892 and may also be a good candidate for restoration. Please see our photos and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

Winchester Model 1892 92 24" .25-20 WCF Lever Action Rifle, MFD 1914 C&R
Winchester Model 1892 92 24″ .25-20 WCF Lever Action Rifle, MFD 1914 C&R