1897 mfr Antique WINCHESTER Model 1890 .22 Cal SHORT Rifle Octagonal Barrel
Easy TAKEDOWN Rifle in .22 Short Rimfire
Here we present an antique Winchester Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle chambered in .22 Short Rimfire, manufactured circa 1897 in New Haven, Connecticut. In the late 1880s, the Winchester Repeating Arms Company asked John Moses Browning to design a replacement for the Model 1873 rifle, since the rim fire version of the Model 1873 had never achieved any great popularity. On June 26, 1888, a patent for the new design was issued to John & Matthew Browning. Under this patent, Winchester created the second repeating slide action .22 rifle ever successfully developed and manufactured, being narrowly edged out by the Colt Lightning small frame carbine. The Model 1890 proved to be the most successful repeating rim fire rifle for general all around shooting ever made by Winchester. Approximately 775,000 Model 1890 rifles were produced between 1890 and 1932. For many years, the Model 1890 was considered to be the standard for use in shooting galleries, hence its nickname of “gallery gun.”
The overall condition is excellent. Beautifully refinished. Virtually complete blue and case colors. The action is excellent. The bore is bright and sharp. The stock is smooth and solid. A wonderful piece from 1897!
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Barrel: 24 inches.
Caliber: .22 Short Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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