Mod.92 carbine, USA 1892 (94cm)
Mod. 92 carbine manufactured by Winchester, USA 1892
Winchester company returned to its roots with the Model 1892, which, like the first lever-action guns, was primarily chambered for shorter, lower-pressure handgun rounds. The Model 1892, however, incorporates a much stronger Browning action (based on the larger M1886) than the earlier Henry-derived arms of the 1860s and 1870s. 1,004,675 Model 1892 rifles were made by Winchester, and phased them out in the 1930s.
The 1892 was designed as a replacement for the 1873. While earlier rifles and shotguns actually won the West, the majority of lever action rifles seen in classic Hollywood Westerns are Winchester '92 carbines chambered in .44-40 and .38-40 (to utilize the 5-in-1 blank cartridge). John Wayne famously carried these rifles in dozens of films set between the 1830s and the 1880s.
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