How reliable is Winchester 1892?

How reliable is Winchester 1892?

The Winchester 1892 is a joy to carry and shoot. With its pistol caliber chambering and short throw lever action, cycling is better and quicker than with the Winchester ’94 . 30-30. The locking lugs are plenty strong and the rifles often exhibits fine intrinsic and practical accuracy.

What caliber is a Winchester 1892?

Winchester Model 1892
Caliber .32-20 Winchester .38-40 Winchester .44-40 Winchester .25-20 Winchester .218 Bee (in late production)
Action Lever action
Feed system 9 to 12 rounds

Why was the winchester.38 WCF called a WCF?

The rest of the world called these three rounds the .44-40, .38-40 and .32-20, but Winchester liked the “WCF” (Winchester Center Fire) designation. Basically, Winchester wanted something smaller, stronger and smoother for these cartridges. John Browning resolved the problem by scaling down the already proven ‘86 action.

What kind of gun is Winchester Model 1892?

This is an Original Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine Barrel. This barrel is chambered in 38 WCF or 38-40 Caliber and is 20″ long. The bore is pitted butt has rifleing inside and the finish has been reblued. OFFERED IS A GENUINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 44-40 CARBINE LOWER TANG WITH SPRING AND SCREW. THE CONDITION IS EXCELLENT.

Where did the 38 WCF caliber come from?

Winchester continued .38 WCF as one of the Model 1892’s chamberings, Marlin adopted it into their Models 1889 and 1894 and Colt put it into their pump action Lightnings. It is my opinion that the .38-40 moniker came from Marlin’s caliber inscription. Colt only labeled Lightnings “.38 CAL.” Winchester never put anything but .38 WCF on theirs.

When did the Winchester 38 40 come out?

Made in 1905. 38-40 caliber with a 24” barrel. Barrel has over 60% of the original blue mixed with light brown patina. Frame has a mixture of a dark brown patina and a light gray patina. Markings are all nice and sharp.