Lot 1044: Scarce Documented Rifle Butt Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine with Factory Letter

Rock Island Auction Company

December 1, 2012
Rock Island, IL, US

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Description:
Estimate: $1800 - 2750
Manufactured in 1903. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address/patent date ahead of the rear sight and "44 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1892/-WINCHESTER-/PAT. OCT.14, 1884" and the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate, blade front and express rear sights, saddle ring and staple on the left side of the receiver, and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The accompanying factory letter verifies the carbine configuration, 44 caliber, that it was received in the warehouse on May 6, 1903 and shipped out on order number T10628, May 14, 1903.
BBL: 20 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 44 WCF
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 213749
Condition: Very good. The carbine retains 25% original blue finish with a brown patina on the balance. There is some minor pitting on the right side of the receiver. The stock has been refinished and remains very good with a few minor dents. The forearm is good with a minor crack on the left side and some scattered minor dings and handling marks. The markings are clear. The action is fine.
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