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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 365292. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade musket with 30″ rnd bbl, square base German silver front sight and 800-yard musket ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with full-length forearm & straight stock that has carbine buttplate with trap. Forearm has three bands with the middle band having a sling loop and corresponding loop in the buttstock. Accompanied by an orig Winchester socket bayonet with 18-1/14″ triangular blade, without scabbard. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this musket in caliber 44, received in warehouse Jan. 3, 1907 and shipped Feb. 23, 1907 to Order #88274. Also accompanied by a 2-pge letter from renowned Winchester historian & author, George Madis, wherein he details most of the above information. According to The Winchester Book, Madis, the musket is the most rare of all the Models 1892. It was offered in standard 1892 calibers with special order features available. The predominant caliber was 44. According to the referenced publication the majority of the musket production was sold to European nations and are rarely encountered in the U.S. According to the referenced letter Mr. Madis wrote “Muskets in the Model 1892 are among the rarest of American made arms, and the total production has been estimated, from a count made in the 1930s at Winchester, at less than 1,000 muskets”. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains with the metal being an overall smooth, plummy blue/brown patina with some scattered fine pitting on the receiver & lever. Stock has a repaired chip by the top tang and a few light handling & storage nicks & scratches and overall retains a smooth hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, dark bore with good rifling. Bayonet is extremely fine with bright orig finish on the metal. 4-47641 JR162 (3,000-5,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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