The Model 1892 is considered to be the smoothest most compact lever action currently offered by Winchester. The Model 1892 or "The 92" as most of us call it was Winchester's follow-up to the amazing Model 1886. The 86 was designed for large hunting/military calibers of the 1800s, like 45-70. Soon after its development, the call went out for a new (but more compact) lever rifle suitable for pistol calibers. Soon John Moses Browning produced the Model 1892 prototype for Winchester -- and the rest is history.
This Model 92 Short Rifle is in a classic round barrel configuration in two excellent calibers -- the 357 is suitable for hunting and Cowboy Action duties, while the 44 Rem. Mag. makes its mark as a great caliber for hunting in brushy conditions with fast moving game.
Attention to detail is something you will notice, like the one-piece steel crescent buttplate just like the originals, and a Marbles gold bead front sight that adds a dose of traditional class. This rifle features a convenient rear tang safety.
Specifications and Features:
Winchester model 1892 short lever-action rifle 534162124
Limited production, 2009 SHOT Show special edition
.44 Remington Magnum caliber
20" round barrel
Rear tang safety
Oil-finished, grade I walnut stock
Short forearm with steel cap
Marbles gold bead front sight
Buckhorn-style rear sight
1-piece steel crescent buttplate
6 lbs 8 oz
Gloss blued barrel and receiver