Scarce Winchester Model 1890 Takedown .22 Circa 1893

Scarce Winchester Model 1890 Takedown originally chambered in .22 Short. This takedown rifle was made circa 1893. (Serial # 2823X). This rifle has a very nice even and pleasant patina, it is in very good overall condition for a 125-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.  Most of the bluing has faded to patina except for the top of the bolt, which still shows most of its factory bluiing. The octagonal barrel is roughly 23″ overall and is marked “22 SHORT”. Markings are crisp, indicating that the metal has never been re-blued. The walnut wood stock and forend are quite nice, with dark original finish, showing no signs of having been refinished, and have just a few dings, primarily of the left side. The bore shows minor corrosion, however it still has very distinct rifling. The screw heads are all in nice shape, with only one showing any signs of ever being inexpertly tightened. The sights appear to be factory original and unaltered. This should make a dandy shooter. And it is a good candidate for chamber deepening to .22 LR. (XWGZ-100)

Caliber

Make

Model

M1890

Production Date

ca. 1893

$108.00 (PRE-1965)