I’ve had a bit of a thing for lever-actions lately and the new 1892 Alaskan Take Down Rifle from Taylor’s & Company is exactly the sort of gun that has been fuelling my interest.
It’s a modern version of the classic 1892 Rifle with an octagonal barrel. Barrel length is either 16 inches with a capacity of 7+1 rounds or 20 inches with a capacity of 10+1. Chamberings available include the .44 Mag, .357 Mag (16-inch barrel only), and .45 Colt. The barrel is drilled and tapped for optics or an optional Weaver rail.
An over-molded black rubber-ish “soft touch” coating is applied to the stock and forearm, giving a flat black appearance and sure grip. A large D-shaped lever is nice for fast action and gloved hands. The rifle is available in hard chrome and the 16-inch models will also be available in black in a couple of months.
The rifle takes down in a few seconds without tools for storage or carry and reassembles just as quickly.
The hard chrome models retail for $1483 and the black will go for $1412 when it hits the racks.