Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 12: Special Order Half Nickel Winchester Deluxe Model 1890 Rifle

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Special Order Half Nickel Winchester Deluxe Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle in .22 Short with Rare Birds Eye Maple Checkered Pistol Grip Stock

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $15,000 - $25,000

Special Order Half Nickel Winchester Deluxe Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle in .22 Short with Rare Birds Eye Maple Checkered Pistol Grip Stock

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1890-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 RF Short
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue/nickel
Grip:
Stock: checkered birds eye maple
Item Views: 960
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 16
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1919. Lyman combination front and Lyman No. 6 two leaf rear sights, sixth style barrel inscription, Winchester "WP" proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech, blue barrel, magazine tube, and trigger, nickel plated receiver, trigger guard assembly, breech bolt, hammer, and buttplate, Third Model receiver with exposed locking lugs, standard markings on the upper tang, and matching numbers on the lower tang and receiver. Fancy figured special order birds eye maple, 12 groove slide handle and checkered pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber grip cap, and crescent buttplate. The left side of the lower tang, end of the buttstock, and inside of the buttplate are marked with matching assembly number "775".

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 85% original blue, mild edge wear, and scattered small dings. The receiver retains 85% original bright nickel finish with some areas of frosting, scattered dark spotting, and visible flaking on the breech bolt. The wood is very fine with attractive, tight birds eye pattern, well-defined checkering, some small dings, and 85% original nickel with the balance a dark brown patina on the heel of the buttplate. Mechanically fine.



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