NEW: 1892 Huntsman Lever Action Carbine from Taylor’s & Company

Taylor’s & Company, best known for importing reproductions of civil-war era and cowboy action firearms, has just announced a new rifle in their line-up: The 1892 “Huntsman”.  Chambered in .357Mag, 45LC, and .44Mag, the 1892 Huntsman Carbine features a 16″ barrel, 8 round capacity, and 38″ OAL for a total weight of 6lbs.  More importantly, it comes stock with upgraded features that I have added on to customers’ lever guns in the past, including an adjustable skinner-type rear sight, hi-vis fiber optic front sight, and an enlarged D-type lever loop.  All calibers of this model have an MSRP of $1273.00.

Per Taylor’s & Company:

WINCHESTER, Va. (03/30/17) – Taylor’s & Company unveiled a new lightweight carbine built with speed and comfort in mind. The 1892 Taylor’s Huntsman was constructed like a traditional lever-action rifle but with a few modern twists.

The most notable features of the 1892 are its manageable size and upgraded sights. The Huntsman now boasts high-visibility fluorescent front sights and deluxe Skinner rear sights.

These improvements make the carbine great for not only recreational shooting, but also for hunting, according to Taylor’s Senior Account Executive JC Henkel.

The 1892 Taylor’s Huntsman is a lightweight, fast-handling lever action with a modern twist,” he said. “It’s a great hunting rifle for anyone looking to stay with a traditional lever-action platform with an upgraded sight package.”

Upgrades such as the rubber recoil pad and lighter weight were made to provide end users with a comfortable shooting experience and a perfect companion rifle.

For more information on the Model 1892 Huntsman, visit taylorsfirearms.com.

About Taylor’s & Company

Founded in 1988, Taylor’s & Company, headquartered in Winchester, Va., is an importer of firearms, including revolvers, rifles and shotguns. The company specializes in reproduction Civil War firearms through the end of the Old West era, hunting firearms and 1911 tactical pistols. It markets its products through dealers and distributors nationwide and assists consumers in obtaining a dealer for firearm transfers as needed.  It seeks to serve all types of shooters, from competitive shooters to collectors to outdoor enthusiasts to firearm history buffs. For more information, visit taylorsfirearms.com.

The Huntsman Carbine appears to come without sling studs or swivels.  Without a sling, however, it would be ideal right off the bat as a quick handling gun one could get out of a saddle scabbard in a hurry.  I’ve hunted on horseback, and struggling with a rifle that got hung up in a scabbard is not a pleasant experience while trying to stay quiet and keeping one’s horse still.  The lever action aficionados among you may have noticed that the 1892 Huntsman bears close resemblance to the Chiappa 1892 “Skinner Carbine”.  Chiappa does indeed manufacture the 1892 Huntsman for Taylor’s in their Brescia, Italy facility.  The main difference between the two models is their OAL, 38″ for the Huntsman, 40.6″ for the Skinner.

For those in search of a good, light, quick handling lever action carbine with excellent sights, the new Huntsman should be well worth a look.



Rusty S.

Having always had a passion for firearms, Rusty S. has had experience in gunsmithing, firearms retail, hunting, competitive shooting, range construction, as an IDPA certified range safety officer and a certified instructor. He has received military, law enforcement, and private training in the use of firearms. He is fortunate enough to have access to class 3 weaponry as well.


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  • Anonymoose

    Strange. That picture looks identical to the one on Chiappa’s site, despite that 2″ discrepancy.

    • Rusty S.

      It certainly does. I believe it’s the same photo, even the wood grain looks the same. In regards to the different length, the only conclusion I can reach is that with the receiver and barrel length being the same, the Taylor’s version must have a slightly shorter buttstock.

  • valorius

    I’ve got a real itch for a .357 magnum lever action carbine lately.

    • Kirk Newsted

      Buy a Rossi. Won’t set you back $1273 and it probably shoots better than a Chiappa.

      • ozzallos .

        Pretty hit or miss quality on their dual caliber levers.

      • valorius

        i was looking at mossberg’s 464 lever action. Seems to be a very reasonably priced option.

        • Paul White

          Didn’t know they made them in anything but .22 and 30-30! And of course that ugly monstrosity

          • El Duderino

            I held one of those monstrosities for the first time earlier this week. It’s actually really heavy. Plastic is heavier than wood. And, yes, up to the cheek it handles like an oar. It definitely sucks.

          • valorius

            Gah, it looks like you’re right. Bummer, cause the Mossberg is fantastically priced.

    • LGonDISQUS

      Same, it is the only other caliber I want to hoard.

      • valorius

        I have a beautiful stainless quad ported Ruger SP101 with hogue fancy wood grips and XS big dot tritium front site. I figure a .357 magnum lever action would be a perfect compliment to it, and together on a wall plaque they would make for a beautiful decoration for my living room wall.

    • coyote-hunter

      Really?…What the hell for?….buy a marlin .450 or .45-70 guide gun, now you got something to scratch that itch!

      • valorius

        .357 magnum will kill anything i need killing, and it’s the same caliber as my revolver. I’ve no need for a round that will kill a wooly mammoth.

        • Chris

          My .357 Rossi carbine shot at mid- level 30-30 energies (at 100 yds or less ) …and could kill any critter found in the wild in N.America … the biggest silvertip I ever saw was shot by a drunk indian while he was urinating out his back door ! One shot at the bridge of its nose at 10or 15 feet !
          Dead right there ! Closed the door and passed back out …woke the next day and noticed a huge grizzly laying dead just out side his back door…he didn’t remember shooting it !
          Any how , at those ranges a big bear wouldn’t notice the difference between 30-30 or .357 carbine …! Would I hunt big bears with a .357 rifle ? Heck NO ! ! I just was saying it could kill any critter I came across ! (Not near as many big bears here in S.East Texas as we had up in the Yukon ! )
          But I can load a single triple ought buck in a ..357 case and I’ve got a 70 grain pellet for head shooting squirrels or 150 grain hardcast full wadcutters for cottontails ( less damage to meat than a .22lr hollowpoint ) ,or hunt deer and pigs in the Brush … yeah .357 / .38 special rocks ! And don’t forget the .357 snake shot for the snakes you piss off while in the brush !

          • valorius

            We have black bears in the mountains where I dwell. A .357 magnum firing a bullet of appropriate construction (from pistol or carbine) is plenty to handle them.

    • Blake

      Have a look at a Henry Big Boy. They have all-steel versions now if their traditional brasslite receiver is not for you.

  • Kirk Newsted

    $1273 for a Chiappa re-badge? Oh hell no!

    • Rusty S.

      Chiappas version is over 1400 for what it’s worth.

  • Swarf

    Would this be an inappropriate place to talk about how happy I am to have gotten a Marlin 1894c for about $450 right before Freedom Group turned them in to a festering puddle of crap?

    • Rusty S.

      Not at all, I did the same and I love mine!

      • Swarf

        Thanks for giving me the benefit of the doubt, but I was totally being snotty about it.

        Partially for fun, but partially because I have an axe to grind with Chiappa. Because they suck.

  • LGonDISQUS

    Damnit. Why can’t we have like a 20″ barrel, and subsequently longer ammo tube? ?

    • Marcus D.

      Go to Taylor’s site. They make those too (with either a large loop or a standard loop) and in one additional caliber, .44-40. They of course weigh more and are not as handy. and they cost literally only a couple of dollars more, have blued barrels and case hardened frames, plus the classic curved butt stock. With these pistol calibers, the rubber pad is really not necessary.

      In this same price range are the “Winchesters” made in Japan (Miroku) and the Ubertis (which are really beautiful rifles) made in Italy.

    • Blake

      That’s pretty much the standard bbl length for leverguns, & it’s fantastically refreshing to see the plethora of 16″ options that have become available over the last few years. Mfrs are finally realizing that pistol-caliber rounds don’t benefit much from the extra 4″ of bbl (with the exception of full-power magnum rifle loads) & that a handy little 16″ carbine with a large loop is really great for woods walking.

      • LGonDISQUS

        I hate to concede to your logic. ?

  • coyote-hunter

    WTF????…1300 bucks for a copy cat, and not even in a decent caliber….

    • Blake

      You’re aware that almost all levergun designs need rimmed cartridges in order to feed, right?

      How is .357 Magnum not a “decent caliber”?

      You can plink with cheap-ass .38sp all day long, & full-power .357 Mag from a carbine will do just about any business you need to do inside 200 yards (short of CXP3 game). There are a gazillion excellent hunting/defensive bullets & factory loads available, and reloading is easy & cheap (even casting your own lead bullets if you’ve got the time). & if you want a classy revolver to go with your classy rifle, it’s pretty much the standard revolver caliber…

  • Nonya Bidness

    Should have put a receiver sight on it.

  • dltaylor51

    Save up your lunch money and but a real Winchester 1892,I just bought two SRCs in 38-40 for $2200 for the pair,these are not old rusty dug ups either.The 38WCF is a bottle neck round so they almost jump in the chamber all by themselves and cycling the lever is as smooth as silk and once you get the ladder sights figured out you can accurately put that 180gn.a lot further out than you’d think.The Italian guns are great and I do own several but they’re not the real thing.

  • RMP52

    Marlin is the only lever gun to buy. Forget the internet trolls that know nothing and just repeat B/S they have read, the new ones are great guns. I have several, and they shoot just as well as my old Marlins.