Introducing the Winchester Model 1892 Short Rifle, often referred to as “The 92″ by enthusiasts. This lever action beauty is regarded as one of the smoothest, most compact, and elegant firearms in Winchester’s lineup. It follows in the footsteps of the legendary Model 1886, designed for larger hunting and military calibers of the 1800s like the 45-70 Govt. When the need arose for a more compact lever rifle suitable for pistol calibers, the renowned John Moses Browning stepped in and developed the Model 1892 prototype for Winchester, marking a significant chapter in firearms history.
This Model 92 Short Rifle pays homage to its heritage with meticulous attention to detail. It features a classic round barrel, a one-piece steel crescent buttplate reminiscent of the originals, and a Marble Arms gold bead front sight for a touch of traditional elegance. Additionally, it includes a rear tang safety, and if you desire to add a tang sight, companies like Marble Arms offer compatible options.
Highlighted by its steel gloss blued receiver and a round 20″ gloss blued barrel, the Winchester Model 1892 Short Rifle offers a classic lever-action experience. Featuring a tubular magazine, this rifle combines traditional aesthetics with modern functionality. Its oil-finished Grade I walnut stock is complemented by a straight grip and crescent buttplate, evoking the timeless appeal of the original Model 1892. The short forearm enhances maneuverability, while the Marble’s gold bead front sight and Buckhorn style rear sight ensure accurate aiming. Safety is assured with the inclusion of a tang safety, making this rifle a blend of elegance and security.
The Winchester Model 1892 Short Rifle boasts specifications that deliver both performance and timeless aesthetics. Chambered in .45 Colt, it features a 20″ barrel and an overall length of 37.5″, striking a balance between compactness and accuracy. The rifle offers a comfortable length of pull at 12.75″ and exhibits a drop at comb of 1 1/8″ and a drop at heel of 1.75”. Weighing 6 lbs 0 oz, it’s a manageable firearm with a 10-round magazine capacity. The barrel is finished in brushed polish, while the stock sports a satin finish and Grade I wood grade. The receiver, chamber, and trigger guard boast brushed polish finishes, all encased in a steel construction. The sporter barrel contour, black walnut stock material, and crescent metal recoil pad further enhance its appeal. This rifle’s practicality extends to its full-length tube magazine and absence of sling swivel studs, making it an elegant and functional choice for firearm enthusiasts.