A real cutie-Winchester 1890 made 1893
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    A real cutie-Winchester 1890 made 1893

    Probably a boys treasure. The rifle is in 22 short and made in 1893. I just got it and it had the sights on it, a Lyman No. 1 rear and a 5B front. Patent date on the front sight is 1888 and 1891. Makes me wonder if it's original from the factory. It's in great shape for a 126 year old firearm.
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    Is the frame case colored. If so, those are really scarce. With those unusual sights, it is a real find!!
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    Very nice early 2nd Model. It does appear that the frame is case-colored. The buttplate would've been as well. Hope the bore survived...so many didn't.
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    Thanks guys. Terry, the receiver is case. The photo's don't show it well. The bore is frosted (not black) and has good rifling.
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    Yes, somebody, probably a kid,was the envy of their friends with how well they shot this gun, no doubt. I say that because I have some ancient Townsend Whelen article here somewhere where he put precision sights on a single shot .22 and it changed everything for him as to accuracy. My friend has a smoothbore slide action Winchester .22 he showed me 25 years ago.
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    I have this 1890. Someone before me made it a pistol grip and put on a longer stock that fits me well. Since it was already molested and in .22 WRF, I had it lengthen to accommodate .22 WMRF. My gunsmith was sure it was okay to do. I posted it before and someone commented it isn't safe. I haven't shot mag in it since however I still think it should be okay. I do have .22 wrf ammo for it yet. What do you think? The stock is checkered exactly like Winchesters, and it has a cheek piece!

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    Neat little Winchester! Here's one that's also uncommon in 1/2 nickel.


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    I love those 1890 .22s.
    Still have a 1914 & 1919.
    One is .22 short and the other is. 22 Long.
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    Here are mine. The bottom 2 are WRF and the bottom 1 has a Cody letter. The other 3 are 22 Short, 22 Long and 22 LR, respectively.



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    Here is a picture of mine with original case colors.


 
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