Excellent Winchester "Export Model" Lever Action Rifle

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:1,500.00 USD Estimated At:3,750.00 - 5,500.00 USD
Excellent Winchester  Export Model  Lever Action Rifle
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Estimate: $3750 - 5500
Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1892-Rifle
This is an excellent example of a Winchester export model lever action that lacks the "Model 1892" markings. The rifle was manufactured in 1909 in the desirable 32 WCF. It has the very rare transition upper tang markings that were usually intended for export to South America/Spain as it does not have the "Model 1892" markings on the tang. As noted it was produced in the third lowest produced caliber (32 WCF) with the 25-20 being the lowest produced. At this time Winchester was attempting to stop their rifles from being copied in South America and Spain, so they deleted the Model 1892 markings. The upper tang markings read "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF./--WINCHESTER--/----TRADE MARK----", with the serial number on the bottom of the receiver. It has the full length octagon barrel with two line, full Winchester factory address and patent markings on the top flat in front of the rear sight, "32 W.C.F." roll marked at the breech. It is fitted with the rare Lyman "Hunting" front sight, which cost extra money on this model. The Winchester oval proof is marked on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. It has the standard full magazine tube, blue finish and mounted with a standard walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.
BBL: 24 inch octagon
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 32 WCF
Finish: blue
Serial Number: 487596
Excellent with 90% original blue with just a hint of blue loss on the underside, front edge of the receiver, mixed with very minor edge wear. The stock and forend both retain most of the original factory varnish with minor handling marks and scratches on the sides and underside of the forend. The hammer retains 95% of the slightly faded case colors and the lever retains 30% of its original case colors, with most of the color on the upper/receiver end of the lever.