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New here - have a Model 1890 in 22 WRF
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My grandfather bought it new and left it to me. He died in 1970. It’s got pretty decent finish, most of the blue is intact and some of the color case hardening on the receiver is good. The bad part is the stock, it was broken when I got it. I had a friend (now deceased) who finished and fit a new one that I bought from Numrich maybe 15 years ago. It fits well and looks very good to me. He used chewing tobacco stain that he made and tung oil to finish it.

It’s a 4 digit serial number so made I think pretty early. It’s a take down version. The barrel is hexagonal and 24″ long. I bought a couple thousand rounds of 22 WRF ammo when it got re- issued in the 1980’s so I have lots of that. 

Anyways that’s my first post and glad to be here. 

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Hello Royce,

It cannot be a Take Down if it has a 4-digit serial number.  All of the 4-digit serial numbered Model 1890s were Solid frame 1st variation rifles.  The first Take Down (2nd variation) Model 1890 rifles were manufactured in the 15,500 serial number range.  Additionally, the Model 1890 barrels are octagon (8-sided) in shape.

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You are right! I just took it out of the safe it is S/N 27094 and the barrel is octagon not hexagon. My grandfather graduated college in 1916 at age 20. 

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Royce Peterson said
You are right! I just took it out of the safe it is S/N 27094 and the barrel is octagon not hexagon. My grandfather graduated college in 1916 at age 20. 

  

Model 1890 S/N 27094 was manufactured in February of the year 1894.  Accordingly, it is a 2nd variation Take Down rifle.

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Model 1890Image Enlarger

 

This might be a picture if it works.

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