SHOT Show 2017: Annie Oakley's Winchester Model 1892 Rifle

In commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the Winchester Model 1892 lever-action rifle, Annie Oakley's actual Model 1892 is on display at the 2017 SHOT Show. The gun was specially made for Annie by Winchester Repeating Arms and is the very gun she used during numerous shooting exhibitions with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show.

The rifle is chambered in .44 WCF (44-40 Winchester) and used a smoothbore barrel so that short-range birdshot cartridges could be safely fired when she was shooting in front of large crowds in confined places like rodeo arenas and stadiums. 

The good news is that if you have ever longed for a Model 1892, Winchester is offering special 125th Anniversary commemorative edition. To find out how to get one, visit winchester.com.




Learn more about lore about Annie Oakley's storied rifle in this video hosted by Ashley Hlebinksy of the Cody Firearms Museum.



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