Winchester Model 1892

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Introduction | I. History of Winchester Rifles | II. 1892 Models |  III. 1892 Variations | IV. Outline of Features | V. Condition  | VI. Diagrams


A Brief History of Winchester Rifles and the 1892 Model

Winchester Rifles and Shotguns was established by Oliver F. Winchester on February 20, 1866.  The first model produced under his name was the Model 1866 lever-action rifle .44 caliber rimfire.  There had been earlier rifles using lever action  including the Rocket Ball and Volition Repeater in 1848, Jennings Rifle (patent 1851), Smith and Wesson pistol, and Volcanic Repeating Arms (New Haven Arms Company and Henry Rifles).  When the design was improved by B. Henry Tyler (shop foreman at the New Haven Arms Company), the .44 caliber metalic rimfire cartridge became powerful enough to compete with the single shot rifles of the day.   Winchester Repeating Arms Company established itself as one of the world's leading firearms manufacturers of the world, and the subsequent rifles produced by Winchester are highly prized by collectors today.

About 1892 Winchester Rifles
The 1892  Winchester was an updated successor to the 1873 Winchester.  It was designed utilizing a scaled-down version of the 1886 action, chambered for the numerous smaller caliber cartridges of the day.  The gun was available in several different configurations (herein called 'Models').   The 1892 Winchester was produced from 1892 through 1941, with only the carbine offered from 1933 to 1941.  During that 49-year period, there were over 1,000,000 guns sold.    THIS APPRAISAL COURSE WILL PROVIDE VALUES FOR ALL '1892' WINCHESTER GUNS.

Complete outline of the history of Winchester Rifles
 

Appraisals
To determine the value of your firearm, you must first analyze it carefully.  There will be sufficient information in this course to accurately price and date your Winchester 1892 rifle.  As you go through the process fill in appropriate boxes in the right-hand column by clicking the mouse-pointer on the open circle that is most appropriate.

There are five distinct Model Configurations of 1892 Winchester Rifle, and they can vary a great deal in value.  In appraising your gun, you must initially determine your Model Configuration, then if it is a standard or deluxe variety.   After selecting the appropriate Model, you will be easily guided through the variations and condition, to the value range.  There are also additional informational pages on the history of Winchester firearms.

 There are 4 steps to this process.

Step 1: Determine the Model-Configuration of firearm
Step 2:
Determine Variations of model type
Step 3: Determine your rifle Condition
Step 4:
Determine the Value of your firearm

Click Here to Begin at STEP 1.

 


Introduction | I. History of Winchester Rifles | II. 1892 Models |  III. 1892 Variations | IV. Outline of Features | V. Condition  | VI. Diagrams