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Can any one tell me if Winchester ever offered a LW or ELW take down in 45-90wcf? 

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oldcrankyyankee said
Can any one tell me if Winchester ever offered a LW or ELW take down in 45-90wcf? 

  

I know I have seen at least one.  Of course, I also know they made one in .50EX.  I don’t think the .45-90 was a cataloged offering in the ELW.

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Cabelas has one currently for sale.

https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/101189720

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The catalogs only listed the 45-70, but thus far, I have encountered ELWs made in 33 WCF, 38-56 WCF, 40-82 WCF, and 45-90 WCF.

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deerhunter said
Cabelas has one currently for sale.

https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/101189720

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I’d sure swap that modern reproduction sight for a vintage tang sight.

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Well I am busted here. This is the one I saw and was actually asking the question about. Steve why do you feel that the tang sight is a reproduction, is that not a lyman 103? I am asking as a rookie. Trying to get serial number and conformation it is in fact 45-90. Not being very cooperative out there in Hamburg. 

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oldcrankyyankee said
Well I am busted here. This is the one I saw and was actually asking the question about. Steve why do you feel that the tang sight is a reproduction, is that not a lyman 103? I am asking as a rookie. Trying to get serial number and conformation it is in fact 45-90. Not being very cooperative out there in Hamburg. 

  

It’s my very strong impression that it is a reproduction and not a Lyman 103.  Their ad also states it is Lyman No. 2.

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  The sight is not an old Lyman! The of the period sights have small headed mounting screws and the machine cuts are way different. If I was looking to buy this gun I would look under the sight before purchase! T/R

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I’d like to know how it letters.

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tionesta1 said
I’d like to know how it letters.

  

Me too. That TD ring and the mag tube look new to the rest of the gun. 

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Aussie Chris said

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I’d like to know how it letters.

  

Me too. That TD ring and the mag tube look new to the rest of the gun. 

  

Even if the letter shows it is a half-magazine takedown (and the letter likely will match the configuration), it doesn’t mean parts weren’t replaced.  However, I have a model 53 where the receiver finish and takedown ring finish look identical to this one – and I believe the rifle is original.

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Well I dont have to worry about it as I just found out it has sold. I was hoping for a good out come but….. Time to move on.

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oldcrankyyankee said
Well I dont have to worry about it as I just found out it has sold. I was hoping for a good out come but….. Time to move on.

  

I like the configuration/chambering a lot, but I didn’t feel great about this particular rifle.  You’ll find something better.

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I have a 33 TD with 90% blue on barrel and receiver, but the TD lug is white, flaked off. Certain years had a bad flaking problem, some turn brown and some white.

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I have a 33 TD with 90% blue on barrel and receiver, but the TD lug is white, flaked off. Certain years had a bad flaking problem, some turn brown and some white.

  

And then there’s this one that has nearly all the blue.  But as you said, could be a function of the year manufactured.

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Muzzle looks like a shotgun’s. Can only imagine how difficult that was to make. Probably not much fun to shoot, either. Sure is fun to look at, tho!

 

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Muzzle looks like a shotgun’s. Can only imagine how difficult that was to make. Probably not much fun to shoot, either. Sure is fun to look at, tho!

 

Mike

  

Mike – I agree.  In fact, I was struck by how it looked like a smoothbore Laugh

I think it is a good thing they didn’t install a dovetail front sight.

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