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Lot 27: Special Order Winchester Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Lot 27: Special Order Winchester Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Estimated Price: $8,000 - $14,000
Price Realized:

Special Order Winchester Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle with Rare Fancy Birds Eye Maple Pistol Grip Stock

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 90
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 WRF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue/nickel
Grip:
Stock: birdseye maple pistol gri
Item Views: 2310
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 39
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1916. Beaded blade front and elevation adjustable rear notch sights, early seventh style barrel inscription without the caliber notation in the roll, Winchester "WP" proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech, "22 W.R.F." caliber marking on upper left flat at the breech, Third Model receiver with exposed locking lugs, "W.R.F." marking on front of receiver, standard markings on the upper tang, and matching numbers on the receiver and lower tang. The receiver, trigger guard assembly, and buttplate are finished in bright nickel with the barrel, magazine, hammer, and trigger in traditional blue. Fancy birds eye maple 12 groove slide handle and smooth pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber grip cap and crescent buttplate. The left side of the lower tang is marked "504 M", and the end of the buttstock and inside of the buttplate are marked with matching assembly number "504".

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall. The barrel and magazine tube have 75% of the original blue with cold blue touch up visible on the muzzle, slightly light markings, and mostly artificial brown patina on the magazine tube. The receiver and buttplate retain 90% bright period re-plated nickel finish with areas of a frosted appearance, small surface scratches, and dark spotting on the buttplate. The refinished wood is fine with scattered small dings, attractive color, and several visible cracks at the butt end of the stock. Mechanically excellent. The special order pistol grip birds eye maple wood makes for a rare and eye catching example of a special order Winchester rifle.



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