Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 25: Etched Winchester Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 4, 2020

Unique Special Order Etched Winchester Deluxe Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500

Unique Special Order Etched Winchester Deluxe Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1890-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 RF Short
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: highly figured checkered
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 21
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1919. Beaded blade front and elevation adjustable sporting notch rear sights, standard barrel markings, Winchester "WP" proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech, acid etched floral and scroll motif panels on the receiver sides. On page 318 of "Winchester Engraving" by R.L. Wilson, there is a Model 12 photograph that identifies it as having "Deep etching by Phil Clundt" which is very similar to the embellishment on this particular Model 1890. Unfortunately, there is no factory record available for this particular rifle. Standard markings on the upper tang, and matching serial numbers on the receiver and lower tang. Short, twelve groove slide handle and highly figured checkered walnut pistol grip stock with hard rubber grip cap, and blue steel crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine. 70% original blue finish remains on the barrel with well defined markings, some minor edge wear, small surface scratches, and brown patina around the muzzle. The receiver retains 40% blue with attractive floral designs, edge wear overall, and some scattered darker spotting. The refinished wood is very good with attractive grain, small dings and scratches overall, moderately worn checkering, and mostly brown patina on the buttplate. Mechanically excellent.

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