The Winchester Model 1892 rifle and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
Winchester 1892 -.32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine with large lever loop - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
The Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine with large lever loop used by John Wayne
in the film True Grit
, similar to the one he used in Rio Bravo
and El Dorado
. Serial #501892. Pictured with .44-40 shells. (Source: Photocopied from book "The Peacemakers: Arms and Adventure in the American West" written by R.L. Wilson.)
- Caliber: .32-20, .38-40, .44-40, .25-20, .218 Bee (in late production)
- Action: Lever Action
- Feed system: 15 Round Tube Magazine
Replica Winchester 1892 "Mare's Leg" with standard lever loop and rounded barrel- .44-40. This model also shows off the screw used to do "rapid fire". This is put in place so the user does not need to pull the trigger. The screw breaks the shots when the action is worked.
Winchester 1892 "Mare's Leg" w/ D lever loop and rounded barrel - .44-40.
Winchester 1892 "Mare's Leg" with standard lever loop, mounted with a "scope", and rounded barrel from Serenity
A 6 shot cut down rifle/pistol version of the Winchester 1892 rifle was used as a short carbine and called the "Mare's Leg". Though some of the Mare's Legs seen in films are cut from original Winchester 1892s, clones built by Marlin, Rossi and Puma are also seen in chains of commerce. Since the front sight was removed with the cut down of the barrel, many examples of the Mare's Leg remove the rear sight to lighten the firearm. It is not necessary since the gun is a 'point and shoot' close quarters firearm.
Per ATF regulations, any 'pistol' cut down from a firearm that was originally a rifle is a 'short barreled rifle' and subject to all the restrictions of short barreled long guns. The Puma M-92, and Rossi "Ranch Hand" clones of the Mare's leg are built from the factory as a pistols, so per ATF regulations, they are handguns and not classified as short barreled rifles.
- Length: ~2 feet
- Barrel length: ~12 inches
- Cartridge 44-40 (actual)
- 45-70: (fictional)
- Action: Lever-action
- Feed system: 6-round Tubular magazine
The "Mare's Leg" has been seen in the following films:
|| Release Date
| Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
|| "Western Custom M37"
|| incorrectly depicted as being a 12-gauge shotgun
Garate El Tigre
This was a Spanish copy of the Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine made in Eibar from 1915-1938 for use by the Spanish Civil Guard. It was commonly used as an inexpensive substitute for Winchesters in films made after WW2. It can be identified by the sling swivels, militay-style folding rear sight, and front sight ahead of the muzzle band.
Garate El Tigre - .44-40 WCF.