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.