Fallout: Crescent City
Winchester Model 1892
Lever Action Rifle
Aspect: How the Waste was won.
Ammo: Various, but most surviving guns are in .357 Magnum or .44 Magnum
Damage: +1 for .44 Magnum
When asked by Winchester to design an improved pistol caliber lever action, John Browning said he would have the prototype completed in under a month or it would be free. Within 2 weeks later, Browning had a functioning prototype of the 92.2 Calibers for the rifle vary and some are custom-chambered. The original rounds were the .32-20, .38-40, and .44-40 Winchester centerfire rounds, followed in 1895 by the new .25-20.3 A few Model 92’s chambered for .218 Bee were produced in 1936-38.3
The Winchester Models 53 (1924) and 65 (1933) were relabeled Model 1892’s. Admiral Robert E. Peary carried an 1892 on his trips to the North Pole.,3 and Secretary of War Patrick Hurley was presented with the one millionth rifle on December 13, 1932.
1,007,608 Model 1892 rifles were made by Winchester, and although the company phased them out by 1945, they are still being made under the Puma label by the Brazilian arms maker, Rossi, and by Chiappa Firearms, an Italian factory and Browning in Japan. In its modern form, using updated materials and production techniques, the Model 1892’s action is strong enough to chamber high pressure handgun rounds, such as .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, and .454 Casull. Despite being designed for smaller cartridges, the 1892’s dual forward locking-block action is actually stronger than Browning’s rear-locked Model 1894.