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I hate to be picky but the description might be a tad inaccurate. I don’t usually pick apart sellers wares but I sometimes find myself testing my ability to recognize refinished guns so I will be less apt to be fooled when making a deal in person. This one falls into the category of too good to be true including barrel liner.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/968319386

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Hi Darrin,

Coincidentally, I sure learned a huge lesson regarding restored/refinished guns. Read my post in the “What’s new” section of this forum titled “1886 in 45-90.”  Thanks to all the experts on this forum that saved me from making $10K+ mistake. Fortunately, the seller I dealt with is willing to take it back. That model 1890 looks to fall in the same category as that 1886 I was snookered on. Sure has been a learning experience….

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Darrin,

Definitely refinished.  The barrel address and proof marks are over buffed and not crisp, and also, I believe a second model of this vintage should have a color cased butt plate and hammer not blued, and the whole gun just looks off. My non expert opinion.

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A dealer bragging about his 40 yrs in the “high end” gun business can’t recognize flagrantly obvious buffing of markings??? What a CROOK!

For this gun, that hideous repro tang sight is just right.

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I agree about the refinished metal but quite honestly I missed the barrel liner. Good eye, Darrin! Very nice reblue, but still a reblue, color and general appearance just not right. Could be the photos but I don’t think so.

 

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I agree about the refinished metal but quite honestly I missed the barrel liner.

  

How did the 40-yrs-in-the-high-end-business dealer miss it? 

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Would a gallery gun need a tang sight?

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86Win said
Would a gallery gun need a tang sight?

  

Of course not, but who says it’s a gallery gun besides the crook who’s selling it? 

If sold specifically to be used in a gallery, the mag tube would have a triangular shaped loading port to accept a gallery loading tube.

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