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1890 case colored?
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August 10, 2017 - 1:12 am
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I have a nice little 1890 serial 67304. 22 SH  I believe this is the second model. I was told this rifle has the case colored receiver. I’m not so sure! There is plenty of finish on the barrel although mostly a brown patina but the receiver, well there are no colors left even if it was originally case colored, but it looks different than the brown patina of the barrel which suggests it may be CC’d. I just dont have the experience of spotting old CC’d finishes I’m afraid. I am thinking of selling the rifle and of course the difference in value of a CC frame versus a blue is substantial. How can I tell if this rifle does in fact have the case colored receiver.

I have a photo here but cant figure out how to attach it.

Thank you 

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Your 2nd Model 1890 was originally case color finished. The difference in value is only substantial if the case colors are still present. If the case color is completely gone, there is no premium value.


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Thank you Bert

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