Winchester Model 1892

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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 - .38-40
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.)

Contents

Specifications

  • Caliber: .32-20, .38-40, .44-40, .25-20, .218 Bee (in late production)
  • Action: Lever Action
  • Feed system: 15 Round Tube Magazine

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
G Men Barton MacLane Collins 1935
San Quentin Prison Guards 1937
Each Dawn I Die Prison Guards 1939
The Shepherd of the Hills John Wayne Young Matt Saddle Ring Carbine 1941
Samuel S. Hinds Andy Beeler
John Harmon Deputy Charles
Marc Lawrence Pete
Beulah Bondi Aunt Mollie
Various
High Sierra Humphrey Bogart Roy "Mad Dog" Earle 1941
The Outlaw Thomas Mitchell Sheriff Pat Garrett 1943
Walter Huston Doc Holliday
My Darling Clementine Walter Brennan Newman Clanton 1946
Fort Apache Native Americans 1948
Red River John Wayne Thomas Dunson Saddle Ring Carbine 1948
Montgomery Clift Matt Garth
Walter Brennan Nadine Groot
Joanne Dru Tess Millay
Various
The Paleface Jane Russell Calamity Jane 1948
Bob Hope Peter 'Painless' Potter
Backwoodsmen, Indians
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Humphrey Bogart Dobbs 1949
Bruce Bennett Cody
Rio Grande Ben Johnson Trooper Travis Tyree 1950
Harry Carey Jr. Trooper Daniel "Sandy" Boone
Claude Jarman Jr. Trooper Jefferson Yorke
Apaches some reused footage from Fort Apache
His Kind of Woman Charles McGraw Thompson Saddle Ring Carbine 1951
Bill Nelson Tropico Captain
Sol Gorss The seaman
Seamen on Tropico ship
Son of Paleface Bob Hope Peter Potter Jr. Saddle Ring Carbine 1952
Bandits, Indians
The Redhead From Wyoming Alex Nicol Sheriff Stan Blaine 1953
Alexander Scourby Reece Duncan
William Bishop Jim Averell
Maureen O'Hara Kate Maxwell
Dennis Weaver Matt Jessup
Gregg Palmer Hal Jessup
David Sharpe Duncan's Man
Various characters
Creature from the Black Lagoon Richard Carlson Dr. David Reed 1954
Richard Denning Dr. Mark Williams
Antonio Moreno Dr. Carl Maia
Nestor Paiva Lucas
Whit Bissell Dr. Edwin Thompson
Johnny Guitar Scott Brady Dancin' Kid He carries it on the saddle of his horse. 1954
Ward Bond John McIvers
Ben Cooper Turkey Ralston
Ernest Borgnine Bart Lonergan
Royal Dano Corey
Various Possemen
A Day of Fury Jock Mahoney Marshal Allan Burnett Saddle Ring Carbine 1956
Various Various characters
3:10 to Yuma Various characters 1957
The FBI Story FBI Agent 1959
Rio Bravo John Wayne Sheriff John T. Chance With large lever tear drop loop 1959
To Kill a Mockingbird Vigilantes 1962
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Woody Strode Pompey 1962
Lonely Are the Brave Kirk Douglas Jack Burns 1962
Lemonade Joe Josef Hlinomaz Grimpo 1964
Gunslingers
Circus World John Wayne Matt Masters Saddle Ring Carbine, large loop lever 1964
Claudia Cardinale Toni Alfredo Saddle Ring Carbine
John Smith Steve McCabe Saddle Ring Carbine
Katherine Kath Hilda
Viva Maria! Mexican rebel 1965
Major Dundee Richard Harris Capt. Benjamin Tyreen handguardless, mocked as Henry 1860 1965
Mario Adorf Sergeant Gomez
Ben Johnson Sergeant Chillum
The Chief of Chukotka (Nachalnik Chukotki) Mikhail Kononov Alexei 1966
The Professionals Woody Strode Jake Sharp 1966
Robert Ryan Hans Ehrengard
Burt Lancaster Bill Dolworth
Django Different characters 1966
A Bullet for the General El Chuncho men 1966
El Dorado John Wayne Cole Thornton 1967
Robert Mitchum Sheriff J.P. Harran
Michele Carey Joey MacDonald
Hombre Bandits 1967
Bonnie and Clyde Police officer and a Vigilante 1967
Once Upon a Time in the West Jack Elam Snakey 1968
Bandolero! James Stewart Mace Bishop 1968
Andrew Prine Roscoe Bookbinder
Clint Ritchie Babe Jenkins
Posse members
A Professional Gun (Il mercenario) Franco Nero Sergei Kowalski 1968
The Rope and the Colt (Une corde, un Colt...) Michèle Mercier Maria Caine 1969
Álvaro de Luna Deputy Sheriff
Anne-Marie Balin Johanna
Charly Bravo Sam Vallee
Various gunmen
True Grit John Wayne U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn With large lever tear drop loop 1969
The Wild Bunch Ernest Borgnine Dutch Engstrom Saddle Ring Carbine 1969
Robert Ryan Deke Thornton
Mackenna´s Gold Omar Sharif Colorado Saddle Ring Carbine 1969
Telly Savalas Sgt. Tibbs
Julie Newmar Hesh-Ke
Ted Cassidy Hachita Saddle Ring Carbine
Rudy Diaz Besh
Madeleine Taylor Holmes Apache old woman
Various
100 Rifles Raquel Welch Sarita 1969
Jim Brown Lyedecker
Burt Reynolds Joe Herrera
Indians, soldiers
Weisse Wölfe Gojko Mitic Farsighted Falcon Saddle Ring Carbine 1969
Karl Zugowski Andy Sleek
Barbara Brylska Catherine Emerson
Guns of the Magnificent Seven Monte Markham Keno 1967
Chisum Glenn Corbett Pat Garrett 1970
John Wayne John Chisum
Edward Faulkner James J. Dolan
Geoffrey Deuel Billy the Kid
Rio Lobo Jack Elam Old Man Phillips 1970
Various characters
Bloody Mama Bruce Dern Kevin Dirkman 1970
FBI Agents and police officers
Figures in a Landscape Robert Shaw MacConnachie 1971
Malcolm McDowell Ansell
Shoot Out Gregory Peck Clay Lomax Saddle Ring Carbine 1971
John Davis Chandler Skeeter
The Legend of Frenchie King (Les Pétroleuses) Brigitte Bardot Louise Saddle Ring Carbine 1971
Henri Czarniak Doctor Miller
Hannie Caulder Mr. Caulder 1971
Big Jake John Wayne Jake McCandles 1971
Richard Boone John Fain
Joe Kidd John Saxon Luis Chama 1972
The Cowboys Robert Carradine Slim 1972
Several of the young boys
High Plains Drifter Several townspeople 1973
Oklahoma Crude John Mills Cleon Doyle 1973
Faye Dunaway Lena Doyle
George C. Scott Noble "Mase" Mason
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Bodyguards and bandits 1974
Melvin Purvis G-MAN law enforcement officers saddle-ring carbine 1974
Big Bad Mama Police officer 1974
Act of Aggression (L'Agression) Claude Brasseur André Ducatel saddle-ring carbine 1975
Bite The Bullet Gene Hackman Sam Clayton 1975
James Coburn Luke Matthews
Rooster Cogburn John Wayne Rooster Cogburn 1975
Blood Brothers (Blutsbrüder) Dean Reed Jack Birge 1975
Gojko Mitic Hard Cliff
The Last Hard Men Charlton Heston Sam Burgade 1976
James Coburn Zach Provo
Jorge Rivero Cesar Menendez
Christopher Mitchum Hal Brickman
Michael Parks Sheriff Noel Nye
Damnation Alley Brigands 1977
The People That Time Forgot Patrick Wayne Ben McBride 1977
Shane Rimmer Hogan
Prophecy Robert Foxworth Rob Verne Saddle Ring Carbine 1979
Zulu Dawn Ronald Lacey Norris Newman 1979
Tom Horn Different characters 1980
Heaven's Gate Kris Kristofferson James Averill 1980
Christopher Walken Nathan D. Champion
Brad Dourif Mr. Eggleston
Sam Waterston Frank Canton
Ronnie Hawkins Mjr. Wolcott
Different characters
Blastfighter Michael Sopkiw Jake "Tiger" Sharp 1984
Wally's men
Matewan Various characters 1987
Extreme Prejudice Nick Nolte Jack Benteen 1987
Of Mice and Men Casey Siemaszko Curley 1992
Last Man Standing One of the men who massacres the truck convoy 1996
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter Temuera Morrison The Hangman 2000
Road to Perdition Finn's bodyguards 2002
Holes Scott Plank Trout Walker 2003
Bandidas Penélope Cruz María Álvarez sawed off 2006
Public Enemies Court officers in Crown Point 2009
Casa de mi Padre Will Ferrell Armando Alvarez stainless, engraved 2012
No One Lives saddle-ring carbine 2012
Mad Max: Fury Road Megan Gale The Valkyrie 2015
Run All Night Liam Neeson Jimmy Conlon 2015

Television

Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
Lawman John Russell Marshal Dan Troop 1958-1962
Peter Brown Deputy Johnny McKay
The Rifleman Chuck Connors Lucas McCain With large lever D loop 1958-1963
The A-Team 1983-1988
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman John Shea Lex Luthor 1993-1997
Rough Riders 1997
Julie Lescaut Cerise Josette Tessier Saddle Ring Carbine/ "Les fugitives" (S07E01) 1998
King Solomon's Mines Patrick Swayze Allen Quartermain 2004
Saving Grace Holly Hunter Grace Hanadarko "You Are My Partner" (S2E07) 2007-2010
Bonnie and Clyde (2013) prison guards 2013

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Red Dead Redemption "Winchester Repeater"
Call of Juarez "Classic Rifle" and "Scoped Classic Rifle"
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood "Classic Rifle"

"Mare's Leg"

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 - .44-40.


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.

Specifications

  • 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:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Once Upon a Time in the West Woody Strode Stony (with trigger pin attached to lever for rapid fire) 1968
Serenity Gina Torres Zoe scope 2005
Zombieland Woody Harrelson Tallahassee 2009

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
Wanted: Dead or Alive Steve McQueen Josh Randall (.44-40 caliber, first with rounded barrel and D lever loop and later with octagonal barrel and tear drop lever loop) 1958-1961
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Sheena Easton Crystal Hawks 1993
The Magnificent Seven Eric Close Vin Tanner large lever loop 1998-1999
Firefly Gina Torres Zoë Washburne 2002-2003
Firefly Adam Baldwin Jayne Cobb "Bushwhacked" (S01E03) 2002

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis "Western Custom M37" incorrectly depicted as being a 12-gauge shotgun 1999

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.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
A Bullet for the General Lou Castel Bill Tate 1966
A Bullet for the General Martine Beswick Adelita 1966
A Bullet for the General El Chuncho men 1966
Face to Face (Faccia a faccia) Tomas Milian Solomon 'Beauregard' Bennet 1967
Face to Face (Faccia a faccia) Gian Maria Volonté Professor Brett Fletcher 1967
Face to Face (Faccia a faccia) Several 1967
Companeros Franco Nero Yodlaf Peterson 1970
Companeros Tomas Milian El Vasco 1970
Companeros Iris Berben Lola 1970
Companeros Guerrillas, John's henchmen 1970
Matewan A striker 1987
Libertarias Anarchist 1996
800 Bullets (800 Malas) Actors in Wild West Village 2002

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Rifleman Chuck Connors Lucas McCain Used for stunts, with large D loop 1958-1963


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