It's not the ground that'd be the problem, it's the arm pit.
Connors had a long reach that allowed him to spin those 20-inch Winchesters without hitting skin.
You can find Italian-made 92 variants with the elongated "John Wayne Style Loop Lever" here & there, and there's an expensive version you can order from DiMuzio at www.riflemansrifle.com
with both correct lever configurations for the TV show rifles.
You can also find Brazilian Rossi 92 variants with the Wayne-style levers.
The Italian & Brazilian guns do not have the set-screw in the trigger bow to trip the trigger.
You can dicker with DiMuzio to get one on his guns.