This is one of the strongest high condition Model 1892's we've ever seen in nearly mint condition. Standard sporting grade rifle in Caliber 38 WCF with 24" round barrel, full magazine, and crescent buttplate. Original sights include the standard semi-buckhorn rear and front with German silver blade. Nice early Pre-1898 Antique serial number is in the 70,000 range. According to Madis, it was built around 1894.
Overall condition grades to NRA Antique Excellent Plus. Receiver retains 98% bright shiny original blue showing just the slightest of edge wear along with a few minor scratches and specks of patina. Even the high wear areas such as the belly of the frame and the upper tang retain nearly 100% original blue. Hammer shows 98% bright vivid case colors. Even the lever has 95% mostly vivid case colors remaining with all of its lacquer intact. We usually don't describe buttplates because colors rarely survive but this one still has 75% original colors remaining. Aside from a few brown specks of patina, the loading port has nearly all of its original fire blue as does the extractor. Near perfect screws throughout...most appear unturned. Barrel and magazine tube show around 98-99% strong original blue. Forend cap and retaining bands show slight edge wear to high spots with 95% bright blue overall. The wood is in excellent condition with nice tight wood to metal fit. One minor crack in the bottom of the forend just forward of the frame. Otherwise, the wood is perfect and solid. Mint bore and perfect mechanics. This rifle shows very little usage. For 110+ year old lever action Winchester rifle, this is about as nice and minty as they come without having to pay a 5-digit price tag!