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Winchester First Model 1890 collectors...Unknown tang marking?
July 15, 2015
4:04 am
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Has anyone ever seen this particular tang inscription? I’ve never seen it mentioned or pictured in any reference material.

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July 15, 2015
4:34 am
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Hi Rustyjack,

No, I have never seen a first model with the full 1888 date (complete year) on the tang.  What is the serial number, is it very early?

I am intrigued……

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July 15, 2015
3:17 pm
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This was part of an eBay auction. The serial number was 3306 stamped on the lower tang.

I have serial number 3192 with the rare 90-AA marking and ser.# stamped on receiver.

Seems Winchester had not standardized the markings during this range.

This marking will have to be called 90-AAA and is even more rare. (Could it possibly be one of a kind?)

It’s a real shame the rifle got broken up and sold as parts.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1890-Winchester-Breech-Bolt-Holder-Rare-First-Model-antique-/291510213218?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=x7mzg8aBMy3iiMLK3nhAbwZXuY0%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1890-winchester-Trigger-assembly-Rare-First-Model-Made-in-1891-sn-3306-/291510202572?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=x7mzg8aBMy3iiMLK3nhAbwZXuY0%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

August 12, 2015
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I am familiar with this tang marking. I have only seen this on rifles in the 200 serial number range. These rifles also had the serial number on the belly of the receiver, and nothing stamped on the lower tang. Very very rare configuration.

 

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