I need some information on a model 1890 22 wrf advertised as a deluxe. The top of the barrel is called matt but it looks like checkering from the front of the sight to the end of the barrel. The slide and straight stock has checkering and the guns & stock looks like 98% and the serial number is 167XXX and it has 1890 marked on the tang in the stock. I am thinking it has been redone and is not a deluxe any help would be greatly appreciated
If it is the one at first stop up in Dakota that has been redone…At least to my eyes. That is not the original forearm and in fact is the only one I have ever seen like that. The matting is a nice feature and original…It was to cut down glare. I looked at that stick the moment it was posted and it is very nice looking, but I do not think it is 100% original
If this is the one, it’s been redone. If it were original the hammer and takedown screw would be CCH According to Schwing if my memory is correct there were only 76 straight grip deluxes made through serial # 399,999. I would call Cody and see if it letters.
July 8, 2016
I agree, not that bad and it is down in price now to where it is reasonable I think it was $1895 at first look. Sure seems like a nice job and if you want a great looking shooter, this could be it.
As a side note, I have dealt with First Stop numerous times and they are top notch. Ask for Mark if you have questions.
July 8, 2012
January 26, 2011
Its a parts gun ……… but I will say someone did a fantastic job creating it. For that price, I still wouldn’t mind owning it. That kind of rifle makes for nice table candy at the shows.
FYI – it letters as a 22 Long with no mention of checkering or matting.
If you love it, buy it.
January 26, 2011
I had this gun in my hands yesterday and confirmed its a very well done restoration if anyone is looking for this type of gun. Beautiful work and it has a nice bore. The frame is marked WRF so the front half and possibly the barrel came from one gun and the back half another. I couldn’t break my cardinal rule about refinished guns so I ended up taking home three original Win 22’s instead. Probably should have stayed home…….
Also, Mark was very pleasant to visit with and very knowledgeable on the Winchesters. I’m sure he’s great to deal with at his store.