Winchester 1892 Takedown Rifle

When Winchester/USRAC disappeared several years ago, so too did several iconic firearms such as the Model 70 and the Model 94. Consumer demand for renewed production has led Browning/FN to produce the Model 70 at FN’s manufacturing plant in South Carolina, and now the Model 94 at Miroku in Japan. In addition, the same plant is now producing a takedown 1892 Winchester.

I had a chance to examine both of these models at IWA, and the quality of manufacturing was far higher than my late-90s vintage Model 94 in 30-30 (with a corresponding price increase). The action of the 92 in particular was especially slick, to a degree one might not even expect from this well-regarded design. I explain more features in the video.

Winchester 1892 Takedown

The rifle has an MSRP of $1,549. Winchester’s website lists only the .357 Mag version, but there was a .44 Mag takedown on display at IWA.

Andrew Tuohy

Andrew Tuohy was a Navy Corpsman with the 5th Marine Regiment. He makes a living by producing written and visual content within the firearm industry, and he also teaches carbine courses. He prefers elegant weapons for a more civilized age, and regularly posts at Vuurwapen Blog.


  • AK-Adventurer

    no .45 colt? thats a shame.

  • howlingcoyote

    Wow, only $1500! Unbelieveable!
    If they do produce this gun, Iwould like it if it was made in original cartridges like:
    38-40 WCF
    44-40 WCF
    25-20 and/or 256 Win. Mag.
    and in modern ones like;
    41 Magnum
    357 Maximum

    454 Casull
    480 Ruger
    50 Action
    475 Wildey