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1890 Stainless w/nickel trim?
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January 10, 2015 - 6:57 pm
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Mike,

No factory warehouse ledgers, so the only option is to have it examined by several knowledgeable Winchester collectors.  Please post the pictures when you can.

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Mike,

Old nickel will have a satin finish unless someone buffed it recently and will show its age with cracks and flaking. The nickel should be over the bare metal.

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January 10, 2015 - 10:34 pm
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Please upload the pictures directly to your post.  Photobucket.com is loaded with malware.

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Pictures added to original post. It is a gallery tube with triangular loading port.

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Mike,

Most of it looks good except for the top of the receiver. I don’t know if its the lighting or what but it does not look like the rest of the gun. Higher resolution photos would help too.

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What exactly are you talking about? maybe I can tell you if not get a pic. Thanks.

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Mike

The top of the receiver just looks more shinny that the reset.

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Eating supper but I’ll look when I get back. May be camera angle because all the finish seems to be be 100% matching. You can even tell HOW it was carried which is pretty cool.

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Few pics added.

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Mike,

I agree with 1873man that it is a little bright on the top of the receiver but overall it looks to me to be right.  All the nickel is in the right spots.  I have included pics of one that we owned years ago that is in the same configuration (nickel) that came from an old timer who advertised it for sale in a local newspaper before he went into the rest home.  Yours is in better condition but it will give you something to compare to.  The SN on this 1890 is 833600. 

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What I worry about with a nickel finish that looks highly buffed is that there is no nickel at all. I have seen this before but its usually the whole receiver. They try to make bare metal look like nickel.

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This one definitely isn’t buffed it’s nickel all the way through and has enough wear and corrosion to know it hasn’t been buffed.

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I see what your getting at Bob, hadnt thought of that. But I dont think this is the case in looking at the nickel on the rest of the receiver, the patina and the wear. 

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Judging nickel finish is one of the hardest from pictures since nickel and metal are hard to tell apart.

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I’ll get better pics when I get home but you’ll see the difference. 

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