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A very strange Winchester Model 1890 deluxe
December 14, 2015
9:52 pm
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Deluxe pistol grip Model 1890 on Gunbroker….

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=530836232

It’s a Frankenchester for sure, but can somebody really familiar with second and third model 1890’s look closely at pictures 7 and 8 and tell me if they see what I think I see? A very strange modification.

December 14, 2015
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Yes, I see it, but I am having a hard time trying to figure out “why”, and “how” they did it??

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December 14, 2015
11:29 pm
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They also faked the receiver serial number….no “A” under it.

December 15, 2015
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You are correct… it is a true “Frankenchester”

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December 18, 2015
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Well don’t keep us in the dark, letup us learn from your experience. Describe the incorrect elements of this rifle and how you can tell.

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December 19, 2015
10:35 pm
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I think what we are seeing is lens distortion in the photographs which makes the receiver a weird shape.

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December 20, 2015
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The part that is absolutely messed with is the breech block… it is a modified 2nd variation altered to fit a third variation receiver. The entire barrel assembly is a 2nd variation, with an altered serial number (illegal activity).

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December 20, 2015
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Must have been the rum out here on St Kitts.  I totally overlooked the bolt!  Don’t worry. Be happy!!

michael

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December 21, 2015
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As I see it, it’s a second model receiver that was cut open to try to fit a third model bolt into it. The receiver serial number has been re-stamped to match the guard, but the proper “A” under it was left off. And the barrel address has been modified, re-stamped to read MOD. 1890 with uneven spacing and a final dot missing after the 1890. I suppose it had to be identified as a model 1890 somewhere..LOL

I emailed the seller and respectfully pointed out the errors. To his credit, he changed the description to read “Parts rifle as found.”

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=532419124

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