Video: Turnbull’s Stunning Winchester 1892 Deluxe Takedown

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Finished to period-correct specifications, Turnbull's Winchester 1892 Deluxe Takedown is a wall-hanger you've got to shoot.

The gun world is laced with polymer. For good reason. A cheap and resilient material, it’s the way gunmakers deliver high-performance firearms without demanding an arm and a leg. Not a bad deal. Still and all, it’s nice to take hold of good old wood and steel. Understand this and you understand Turnbull Restoration.

Positive wizards when it comes to classic firearms, the New York craftsmen don’t turn out guns—they produce masterpieces. Look no further than the Turnbull Finished Winchester 1892 Deluxe Takedown for proof. Perfected from muzzle to buttstock, you’d almost swear the timeless lever-action was fresh off the streets of Tombstone or some other dusty frontier outpost. Yet, it’s as tightly fit as if it just rolled off the assembly line. There’s the secret … it just did.

Doug Turnbull’s concern is well known for its restoration work on vintage guns, but it also gives modern renditions their special once over. The Model 1892 is one such example, with the modern Winchester made an eternal (and functional) treasure through Turnbull’s period-correct finishing work. Color-case hardening vivid as an autumn morning is the most obvious touch, but is only the tip of the iceberg. Sticklers for authenticity, the gang at Turnbull also hit the little points that make modern guns nearly indistinguishable from the originals—such as the slightly red hue of the stock and forearm’s finish. That’s the way Winchester did them then and how Turnbull does them now.


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It’s difficult not to call these throwback 1892s wall-hangers, but relegating one full-time above a mantel would be a sin. All of Turnbull’s work is functional art, which means made to shoot … and well. And you’d better believe these Winchesters drill the bullseye. All you have to do is keep a steady eye and hand, the ‘92 will do the rest.

Turnbull Finished Winchester 1892 Deluxe Takedown Specs

Caliber: .44-40 Win; .45 Colt
Action: Lever
Length: 41 inches
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Barrel Shape: Full Octagon
Magazine Tube: 12 rounds, Full
Sights: Buckhorn rear, Marbles gold bead front
Stock: Factory Checkered, Grade 5/6 American Walnut
Grips: Checkered Pistol Grip
Type of Butt: Steel
Weight: 7 pound 8 ounces

For more information on Turnbull's Winchester 1892, please visit www.turnbullrestoration.com.


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