Winchester Model Rifle

By JAMES M. TRIGGS

The Winchester Model 1892 lever-action rifle was designed by John M. Browning. It is essentially a scaled-down and somewhat simplified version of the Winchester Model 1886 rifle, also invented by Browning. The Model 1892 was manufactured in sporting rifle, carbine, and musket styles and was chambered for the .44-40, .38-40, .32-20, and .25-20 Winchester center-fire cartridges. The takedown version was first offered in 1893. Set triggers (single-set or double-set) could be had on special order. Extras, including longer than standard barrels, shotgun buttstock, pistol grip stock, etc., were also furnished at extra cost.

Despite the relatively low power of the cartridges for which it was chambered, the Model 1892 proved extremely popular. About 735,000 of this model had been sold by the end of 1914. Near the end of its manufacture it was redesignated Model 92. Manufacture of the Model 1892 in rifle form was discontinued in 1932, but it was made in carbine version until 1941.

Winchester BreechboltWinchester Tang Plug Screw

Parts Legend

1. Receiver

2. Barrel

3. Rear sight assembly

4. Front sight

5. Front sight screw

6. Upper tang plug screw

7. Forearm tip tenon

8. Magazine ring

9. Magazine ring pin

10. Forearm tip

11. Forearm tip screws (2)

12. Magazine tube

13. Magazine spring

14. Magazine plug

15. Magazine plug screw

16. Magazine follower

17. Spring cover

18. Spring cover screw

19. Cartridge guide, left

20. Cartridge stop

21. Cartridge stop joint pin

22. Cartridge stop spring

23. Cartridge guide screws (2)

24. Cartridge guide, right

25. Upper tang screw

26. Breechbolt assembly (see Fig. 1)

27. Lever & breechbolt pin

28. Hammer

29. Stirrup

30. Stirrup pin

31. Hammer screw

32. Lower tang

33. Trigger spring

34. Trigger spring screw

35. Trigger

36. Trigger pin

37. Mainspring

38. Mainspring screw

39. Mainspring strain screw

40. Locking bolt, right

41. Locking bolt, left

42. Locking bolt pin

43. Locking bolt pin stop screw

44. Finger lever

45. Friction stud

46. Friction stud spring

47. Friction stud stop pin

48. Carrier

49. Carrier stop

50. Carrier stop spring

51. Carrier stop pin

52. Carrier screws (2)

53. Lever & breechblock pin hole plug screw

Note: Buttstock. buttplate & screws, and forearm are not shown.

Disassembly Procedure

Check action to be sure rifle is unloaded. Remove upper tang screw (25) and remove buttstock to rear by rapping it sharply with heel of hand to loosen. Unscrew magazine plug screw (15) and pull magazine plug (14) out front end of magazine tube (12). Draw magazine spring (13) and follower (16) out front of magazine tube. Remove forearm tip screws (11) from both sides of forearm tip (10). Drift magazine ring pin (9) out of magazine ring (8). Draw magazine tube (12) away from receiver to front, separating magazine tube and wooden forearm and removing forearm tip from tube.

To disassemble action, open finger lever (44) and remove mainspring screw (38) and mainspring (37). Remove hammer screw (31) and remove hammer (28) from top of receiver (1). Lower tang (32) may be slid out of its grooves to rear.

With finger lever (44) partially opened, remove locking bolt pin stop screw (43) and drift locking bolt pin (42) out of locking bolts from right to left. Draw right and left locking bolts (40, 41) down out of receiver. With finger lever closed and bolt in its foremost locked position, remove plug screw (53) from left side of receiver and drift lever and breechbolt pin (27) out of breechbolt (26) from right to left using a suitable punch inserted through hole in right side of receiver. Remove finger lever (44) and draw breechbolt assembly (26) out of receiver to rear.

Remove carrier screws (52) from either side of receiver. Slide carrier (48) to rear and down out of receiver.

Cartridge guides (24, 19) can be removed from inside walls of receiver by unscrewing cartridge guide screws (23). Spring cover is removed by removing cover screw (18) from right of receiver.

1892 Winchester Ejector Collar Stop

A. Breechbolt

B. Extractor

C. Extractor pin

D. Firing pin

E. Firing pin stop pin

F. Ejector

G. Ejector spring

H. Ejector collar

Note: The ejector guide and ejector guide pins are not shown as separate parts. They are contained on the underside of the breechbolt at its front end. Disassembly of ejector guide is seldom necessary and is not recommended.

IBolt assembly. After removing breechbolt from receiver, disassembly of all components is accomplished by removing the pins C and E. Ejector parts are pulled forward out of breechbolt after removing breechbolt from receiver. _

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    How do you remove the hammer screw from winchester model 92?
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