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Rex Howe
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August 8, 2022 - 4:02 pm
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I have what I’m going to call a 1906 22 Pump Rifle.

I’m sure it is a piece meal rifle, The barrel has been repalced with a Springfield Arms Company barrel. 

What I am really interested in is determing what models make up the other major items of this rifle  The receiver has S/N 107663A on its underside and the Guard (trigger assy housing) has S/N 385229 on the underside of the lower tang and the word Winchester Trade Mark on the upper tang.

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Rex,

Is the “A” on the end of the serial number, or underneath the serial number? If the “A” is on the end of the serial number, that indicates that it is an early production Model 1906 manufactured in April 1908. The back half of the rifle with serial number 385229 was manufactured in June 1913.

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I have to say, for a cheaper version of the M1890, the little M1906 is a very well built rifle. Stock is too short for me, but I have at least 75 22 rifles, and 3 M1906’s, and have to say, they are my favorites. Especially my 1st year 22 short “Gallery Gun”. That’s what they are called. When found in great condition, many aren’t, these are the best looking of all the pump guns except a high condition M1890.  Big Larry

 

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I have two model 1906’s. One is in collectible condition, the other is a beater that I keep in my garage for pest control.  The beater has a bore that looks like the inside of a cast iron pipe, but there is still rifling and it groups at about an inch and a half at 50 yards.  The stock had been broken in two at one point and I repaired it as best as can be done.  I refuse to restore it, I believe it should be left alone.  I saved it from being bid out by my employerand I paid 50 bucks for it.

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[email protected] said The beater has a bore that looks like the inside of a cast iron pipe, but there is still rifling and it groups at about an inch and a half at 50 yards.

  

Plenty of guns with perfect bores won’t beat that by more than 1/2 MOA.   If it were mine, I’d wrap a strip of rawhide around the break, add some brass tacks to the stock, & say I traded a fifth of Old Crow for it when I visited Monument Valley. 

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All 3 of mine are 98%ers. The early rifle, made in 1906, has a few chinks in the bore, but is one of the nicest early rifles I have ever seen. The other two have minty bores. These two are type 3.

Too short to shoot, I have long arms, but just to handle these fine rifles is enough for a collector. I have the usual pump guns and have to say, these are my favorites. Nice ones are very hard to find. Expensive too. Big Larry

 

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