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Lot 21: Winchester Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle in .22 Short

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Outstanding Winchester Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle in .22 Short with Factory Letter

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

Outstanding Winchester Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle in .22 Short with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1890-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 RF Short
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 805
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 37
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1905. Beaded blade front and elevation adjustable rear notch sights, third style barrel inscription, "22 SHORT" on top barrel flat at the breech, Second Model receiver with hidden locking lugs, standard markings on the upper tangs, and matching numbers on the receiver and lower tang. Short 12 groove slide handle and smooth straight grip stock with casehardened crescent steel buttplate. The factory letter confirms the .22 short caliber as well as received in the warehouse on June 1, 1905, and shipped the next day.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 97% plus original high polish blue finish, light slide retraction marks, and some very light brown patina visible on the underside of the receiver. The wood is also excellent with a few small dings, and nearly all of the vibrant original case colors remaining on the buttplate. Mechanically excellent.



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