c1920s WINCHESTER Model 1906 EXPERT Slide Action .22 S, L, LR Rimfire RIFLE
Boy’s Pump Action Rifle Made in 1920!
Here we present a Winchester Model 1906 “Expert” Slide Action Rifle, manufactured in 1920 in New Haven, Connecticut. This is a nice example of a late production Winchester Model 06 Expert model. These rifles were the same as the standard 1906s but were produced with a pistol grip stock and contoured pump handle.
The Winchester Model 1906 was designed as a more inexpensive companion to the popular Model 1890, the main differences being the 1906’s flat shotgun-style butt plate and rounded barrel, as opposed to the 1890s crescent butt plate and octagon barrel. When the Model 1906 first became available, it was chambered exclusively for the .22 Short cartridge, however this was modified after serial number 113,000 (in the second year of production, 1908) when it was made to cycle .22 Long and .22 Long Rifle interchangeably in order to ensure the rifle’s continued popularity. There were three different variants produced by Winchester; the .22 Short Model, the Standard Model, and the Expert Model. The .22 Short Model was made until 1908, when the caliber modification came about. It was distinguishable by its flat, plain slide grip. The Standard Model was introduced after the 1908 change, and featured a grooved slide grip, while the Expert Model, as this one is, was the deluxe version produced from 1918 to 1924, had a plain fluted slide grip and a pistol gripped stock. Although production ended officially in 1932, a small number of Model 1906 rifles were built out of spare parts left in the factory until 1936. The last known serial number is 847,997, which does not match the number of rifles sold. This is attributed to the fact that large blocks of serial numbers were skipped during production.
The overall condition is very good. Robust, crisp action. Bright bore with nice rifling. Solid walnut stock throughout. Original finish/patina. Visible markings are sharp. Numbers match. A beautiful example for the collection!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 20 inches.
Caliber: .22 S, L, LR Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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