Baron-Engraved Winchester Model 1892 Take-Down is the 2012 SHOT Show Rifle


No company in the shooting sports industry has played a greater role in the success of the SHOT Show auction program than Connecticut-based Baron Engraving. And so, in recognition of the 30th Anniversary of Baron Engraving, it is both exciting and appropriate that Baron was invited to select and engrave the 2012 SHOT Show rifle.

David Baron, 2011 SHOT Business Man of the Year and President of Baron Engraving, selected the iconic Winchester Model 1892 Take-Down rifle as the platform for the 2012 rifle and called upon highly respected engraver Rob Bunting to hand engrave the Model 1892.

Bunting selected the unique single-line shading style of the legendary engraver Lynton McKenzie as the featured engraving style and employed it to cover both sides of the Model 1892’s receiver. This uncommon engraving technique allows the fine detailed cuts to reflect light from any angle viewed, with each perspective seemingly changing the design of the leaf-style scroll itself.

The full engraving coverage on the receiver, as well as detailed handwork on the lever, hand jewelling of bolt, the overall nitrite finish of receiver and gold plated hammer, trigger and barrel band complete this magnum opus from the master craftsmen of Baron Engraving in their 30th year.

The rifle is a Deluxe Take-Down in .38-40 Win with 24″ Octagon barrel and features the finest American walnut full of figure and color.

As is SHOT Show auction tradition, the rifle is available for auction exclusively on The rifle will be available for viewing and auction on until 1:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on Jan. 20, 2012, the closing day of the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The gun may be viewed at

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