Scarce Winchester Model 1890 Takedown in .22 Short — Made in 1895

Scarce Winchester Model 1890 Takedown originally chambered in .22 Short. This takedown rifle was made circa 1895. (Serial # 3578X). This rifle has a well-worn (possibly cleaned) patina. It is in very good overall condition for a 123+ year-old rifle! It appears to be unaltered except that the magazine tube loading slot is shaped for cartridges longer than .22 Short–most like .22 Long.  I assume that the chamber has been deepened, but I haven’t had it checked. Most of the bluing has been cleaned or worn to a gray patina. The octagonal barrel is roughly 23″ overall and is marked “22 SHORT”. Markings are crisp. The walnut wood stock and forend are quite nice, with a medium walnut finish, showing little signs of having been refinished, and have just a few very small dings. The bore is gray and shows minor pitting, however it still has very distinct rifling. The screw heads are all in nice shape. The sights appear to be factory original and unaltered. This reasonably-priced rifle should make a dandy shooter, and would look great if reblued or Cerakoted. It is also a good candidate for chamber deepening to .22 LR by a gunsmith. (BGMY-122)





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