View Full Version : Winchester M92 44 mag

April 14, 2012, 05:54 PM
Found a very nice condition winchester m92 in 44mag for 675. Is this a good price? Not sure how old but it is very nice blueing and wood. Wood has couple scratches under forearm but otherwise excellent. Made in Japan. Not familiar with good prices for this particular model.

April 14, 2012, 06:21 PM
I would rate the Miroku (Japan) guns higher than Winchester USRAC guns or any of the other clones. CDNN is selling them new for around $800, so $675 isn't outrageous, but it's not a steal either.

There are some other new 'Winchesters' out there that are not Miroku, so be careful what you buy.

April 14, 2012, 09:44 PM
Thanks for information. So they still make these new?

April 15, 2012, 12:40 AM
They're listed in the latest catalog from CDNN.

April 15, 2012, 01:58 PM
Hammerhead said
"There are some other new 'Winchesters' out there that are not Miroku, so be careful what you buy."

IIRC, all 92s built since just before WWII with the "Winchester" name on them are Miroku--unless there were some earlier one-off or special editions I'm not aware of. One of those very odd mysteries. Arguably one of Winchester's best--if not "the" best--strongest and smoothest designs and actions ever, was never made again on these shores after 1940-41. It's true there are "reasons," primarily among them being with the advent of the 94 especially in .30-30 form, the shooting public became disinclined toward "pistol caliber" (cartridge length) levers. But that was long ago, doesn't entirely explain the .32-20 and .25-20 going by the wayside (except for growing magnumitis?), and Hollywood sure liked the 92s (for their availability and ability to use 5-in-1 blanks) throughout the 20th Century. The pistol caliber carbines have been making a come back ever since the 60s when the likes of the .357 and .44 Mag came onto their own, and then CAS started up in the 70s and 80s popularizing them further.

April 15, 2012, 07:18 PM
This one seems very well built and said made in japan on it. Man are they pretty. Gonna see if they still have it tomorrow.

April 16, 2012, 05:26 PM
Well, I went ahead and laid it away, can't wait to try it out. I couldn't resist, the trigger had no play and was smooth as butter, the action was unbelievably smooth. I looked at the marlins like the 1894ss, very sweet looking rig none of them seems as smooth as the winchester. I guess I'll have to buy some dyes and add this one to my reloading station:) I seen a new winchester repro, it was very nice looking and was smooth, but the 1200 tag was too much, I got the miroku for 625, pretty happy with that. Thanks for all your input. I'll give a report once I actually take it home:D

November 8, 2012, 06:58 AM
Finally picked up my 1892 miroku winchester, I must say I love it. The action is very smooth and the rifle is well built. I always wanted a lever carbine and this one fits the bill just great and should do great on deer on my overgrown 10 acres. I have only put a few rounds(hornady lever revolution) down range and it seems very accurate but no testing as of yet. This is one sweet little carbine, so glad I decided to get it! Will post some pics soon as I can. :D

November 8, 2012, 09:01 AM
My Goodness... Why such the long wait to get this gun in :( It's nice to see the Winchester name being stamped on a Lever action rifle..even if it's not made here in the USA...the up-side is...they are well made.

This Country has gone to hell..both parties are to blame. Damn near nothing is made in this Country that is worth buying. Can't say the pledge in schools any longer..can't sing Christmas Carols in school..the Chinese own this Country and at some point, they will take full ownership and Americans will see first hand what it is to work for Communist.

November 11, 2012, 10:51 PM
LOL, well I had it in layaway and finished making my payments, problem is I am paying for my VZ58 also in layaway:D I agree it's sad the way things are going and seeing this country selling everything off, definately not a good thing.