This was a Canadian commemorative released in 1976 when the only lever action that Winchester was producing was the 94 action---the model 92's having been discontinued for almost 40 years at that point. Odd that the Little Big Horn commemorative was a Canadian release, but then I guess this was because the Bicentennial commemorative was the big deal in the US that year.I see 94s being made in these short cartridges and wonder why they are not made on the 1892 action instead. The 92 is much smoother with a single stroke to the lever instead of the two stage stroke of the 94. It was originally designed for the .25-20, .32-20, .38-40, and .44-40 cartridges. The one I had was much handier than my 94s with a smoother, shorter and quicker action. Also, the .38-40 is overlooked. It is actually a 40 caliber and performs every bit as well as the .44-40 on deer sized game in my opinion.