Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1046: Special Order Half Nickel Winchester Model 90 Slide Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Rare Special Order Half Nickel Winchester Model 90 Slide Action Rifle in Desirable .22 Long Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

Rare Special Order Half Nickel Winchester Model 90 Slide Action Rifle in Desirable .22 Long Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 90
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue/nickel
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 340
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 40
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

This is an attractive example of one of the last Model 90's assembled by the factory with script tang marking. Beaded blade front and elevation adjustable notch rear sights, tenth style barrel inscription, Winchester "WP" proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech, Third Model receiver with exposed locking lugs, full nickel plated finish on the receiver, breech bolt, and buttplate, blue hammer and trigger, standard markings on the upper tang, and matching numbers on the lower tang and receiver. 12 groove slide handle and straight grain, plain walnut straight grip stock with crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 90% original blue on the barrel, thinning on the barrel, scattered light surface pitting (most visible at the muzzle), and slide retraction marks on the slide bar. The receiver has 97% plus original bright nickel plated finish with some scattered darker spotting and handling marks. The wood is excellent with some small dings and scattered light spotting on the buttplate. Mechanically excellent.



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