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Exceptional Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Desirable
.44 W.C.F. - Serial no. 132834, 44 WCF cal., 20 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock.
These Winchester Model 1892 saddle ring carbines were incredibly popular in the
American West due to their ability to pair with a Colt Single Action Army revolver and share ammunition. There were valued for their small size during the age of travel on horseback and remained so into the age of the automobile. It was stronger and sleeker than Winchester’s earlier “pistol caliber” repeaters like the classic Model 1866s and Model 1873s. This example was manufactured in 1900, is chambered in the always desirable .44-40 WCF caliber, and is in outstanding condition. Model 1892s were a working gun of the period, and rarely do we catalog turn of the century examples in such excellent condition. It is fitted with a pinned blade front sight and a folding ladder rear sight on a barrel stamped with the two-line Winchester address ahead of the rear sight and “44 W.C.F.” at the breech. A saddle ring is mounted on the left side of the receiver. The underside of the frame has the serial number. The upper tang is stamped with the three-line Model/patent date information. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a blued carbine buttplate.
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% plus original blue finish showing minimal scattered handling marks. 98% plus vivid original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The loading gate retains 95% bright original niter blue. The re-oiled wood is very fine with a few dings. Mechanically excellent. An exceptional Model 1892 saddle ring carbine that will be a standout piece in any Winchester or lever action collection.
Estimate: 18,000 - 27,500

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