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Winchester rifle collectors will be green with envy over this one!
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April 5, 2024 - 2:02 pm
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That’s right, a Winchester Model 190. This was my Christmas present in 1977 when I was 14. I just drug it out and put the scope on it. After cleaning it…rifles recovered from archeological digs and shipwrecks may not be as dirty…

Anyway, sorry about the click-baity title (not really!).

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I have no pics, but I still have my 13th birthday present my Dad bought me in 1955. A Remington M513T Matchmaster. Stays nice and clean in my safe. No scope, but at 100 yards, it will put 10 for 10 in the 10 ring. I still have my 12th birthday present as well. A USMC issue 1903 Springfield. Enjoy your birthday treasure.  Big Larry

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I have actually forgotten this rifle then rediscovered more than once. Congrats on your treasures, we were too poor for Dad (disabled pretty young, 8th grade education) to buy rifles that nice for us! Those would have been “tradin’ material” This old 190 was already fairly beat when I got it.

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 The Model 190 and 290 were /are great rifles in my opinion.I have had two  Model 190  rifles and still own one.The quality of manufacture was not great,but the rifles worked,no matter how dirty they got.The one I have has been so dirty inside at times, it looks like it went through the Boer War,but it still worked.Smile

 I remember one time ,I let it get as dirty as any rifle could get.I loaded  it up several times and fired it as fast as I could pull the trigger,trying to get it to jam.Never happened.SmileWish I could say that about some other higher quality .22 rifles I have had.Cry

 

 The only bad thing I can say about the rifle is that the trigger pull leaves a lot to be desired.:)If Winchester had put better wood,fixed the trigger better and paid more attention to the finish and fit , it could of been a real winner and a high collector rifle today.Much like the Winchester Model 9422.

 

 All just my opinion and experience .SmileOthers may of had different findings.Smile

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 The Model 190 and 290 were /are great rifles in my opinion.I have had two  Model 190  rifles and still own one.The quality of manufacture was not great,but the rifles worked,no matter how dirty they got.The one I have has been so dirty inside at times, it looks like it went through the Boer War,but it still worked.Smile

 I remember one time ,I let it get as dirty as any rifle could get.I loaded  it up several times and fired it as fast as I could pull the trigger,trying to get it to jam.Never happened.SmileWish I could say that about some other higher quality .22 rifles I have had.Cry

 

 The only bad thing I can say about the rifle is that the trigger pull leaves a lot to be desired.:)If Winchester had put better wood,fixed the trigger better and paid more attention to the finish and fit , it could of been a real winner and a high collector rifle today.Much like the Winchester Model 9422.

 

 All just my opinion and experience .SmileOthers may of had different findings.Smile

  

I just got back from the range, I got the M190 Tactical (installed 3-9 scope) printing on paper today, me and my son will get it dialed in this weekend. I actually thought the trigger was broke a couple times it has such a hard pull! Never seemed to bother me when I was young… 

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 Yes the triggers are not the best.I found on the ones I had ,that there was also a lot of slack take up before you got to the  squeeze point.:)The darn things never jammed though.:)

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I have no pics, but I still have my 13th birthday present my Dad bought me in 1955. A Remington M513T Matchmaster.

Now that is starting a kid on the path to becoming a serious rifleman RIGHT!  The worst way is handing him a semi-auto, which is what I got at that age if not younger, a Rem 24.  (My father’s old gun made in the ’20s.)  I didn’t seriously abuse it, but only because I’m naturally careful, but it didn’t teach me anything about proper shooting technique.  Still have it, too, not in bad cond, though I’m not sure I didn’t wear down the rifling by over-cleaning.

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I bought a M270 slide action as a youngster.  Bought it new in the box at a local hardware store.  My first .22 had been my Dad’s first .22 – a Remington M41 single-shot.  I still have it.  I thought the M270 would be an improvement.  It wasn’t – it was a jammer – so essentially a single-shot except more frustrating as it had to be unjammed.  I don’t still have it. 

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My first rifle was a Remington Speedmaster, purchased with $20 of hard earned cash. I soon fitted it with a 3/4” “22 scope” with another $20 earned keeping score at a Jr High basketball tournament for $2/game. Yes, I had to furnish my own pencils!

The rifle is still around here, the scope was smashed by some careless moving help.

 

 

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