Don't wait another 100 years for a rifle this collectible.
Every 100 years or so a gun comes along that is so collectible and so incredibly beautiful that it becomes an heirloom even before it is produced. So it is with this series of very special Winchester rifles. We are referring, of course, to the 100th Anniversary John Wayne Model 92 Winchester carbines! A series created to honor the anniversary of John Wayne's birth -- May 26, 1907. For many of us, John Wayne has become an icon of rugged, American individualism and the adventure of the great westward expansion.
With the help of the John Wayne family, the Winchester team created an authentic rifle that honors the man, his legend and the style of rifle that he used in so many of his films. The rifle was, of course, a Winchester Model 92 with a special large loop lever, a special 19" barrel and classic carbine styling. Added to this is a beautiful gray nitride receiver and lever along with a forged medallion honoring John Wayne, inletted in the stock.
The first of this edition began arriving later in 2007 and the last guns have now arrived from the Winchester factory and are ready to ship to our customers. As with many special limited editions produced by Winchester -- from the highly finished series of the 1800s, to the custom shop guns of the late 1900's, until now -- these are are outstanding, highly engraved rifles with exceptional walnut and with a level of quality that was done carefully and precisely.
These are certainly the "Last of the Last" of this series of rifles. Not only are they the last group to arrive from the factory but they are the last chance to ever own one of these special rifles.
The package is complete: In addition to the rifle, you receive a special full color box sleeve, special John Wayne owner's manual, a special historic brochure on your gun, a beautiful inletted medallion, 44-40 chambering (just like the original) and a classic ladder style rear sight (also just like the original), all included with each rifle. 100 years from now, on John Wayne's 200th Anniversary, it is safe to say that most, if not all, of these rifles will be in mint condition, just as they are today. They will be handed down from generation to generation, still honoring John Wayne and honoring those who purchased one and made it part of their family tradition.
We understand that many John Wayne enthusiasts have been waiting patiently for the arrival of these rifles . . . for some time now. You may have given up hope. But we assure you they have arrived and it was well worth the wait.
This commemorative edition originally came in two versions: one called the Custom Grade and one called the High Grade. Custom Grades have all arrived and have been delivered to customers. We are now down to the final delivery of High Grade versions. For details you can read the flyer distributed at the SHOT Show introduction. Click on the image below or here. For specifications and other details you can find them on our site or by clicking here.
To purchase your John Wayne Model 92 Winchester you will need to contact a Winchester Repeating Arms dealer near you and ask them to order you one immediatly. Your dealer will be able to give you information about your order and an expected delivery date once the order is placed.