The Model 1892 was another fine John M. Browning design, closely following the lines of the successful Model 1886, and was intended to replace the Model 1873.
Compact, light weight, handy, and with a smooth action; the ‘92 is a pleasure to shoot. It was offered in rifle, carbine and muskets configurations. The musket configuration is considered rare, with only 574 produced of a total 1,004,675. Manufactured from 1892 through 1941, in solid and take down variations, many special order options were available making this model popular with collectors.
The 1892 was initially offered in the same shorter length pistol cartridges as the Model 1873 with the .25 W.C.F. caliber being added in 1895.
Model 1892 Calibers:
The Model 1892 was briefly offered in Winchester’s .218 Bee caliber from 1936 to 1938, using Model 53 receivers and barrels. Rifles and carbines in this caliber are considered rare.
Original Winchester factory records are available for this model from the Cody Firearms Museum in Cody , Wyoming , from serial number 1 thru 379999.
Videos of Interest:
The Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle
The Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine