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A VERY FINE Winchester 1890 Case Colored on GB
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August 15, 2013 - 7:07 pm
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Where does it say 1890?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=360269918

Too bad it has a Model 1906 trigger guard and serial number. I don’t suppose this rifle can be sold and shipped as an antique without a FFL either.
I would think if you’re going to put together a parts gun you should at least know which parts are right.
It would have been worth finding a properly serial numbered Model 1890 trigger guard and hammer. Wonder what’s the reserve. 🙄

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August 15, 2013 - 9:18 pm
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It is indeed very odd that it has the late style (1906) upper tang marking on an alleged 1894 vintage Model 1890 ❗

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August 16, 2013 - 3:56 am
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Look at the difference on the upper flat just forward of the front sight in photo 7 compared to 2 and 17. Photo 7 looks as if there is a gouge of metal missing that is not shown in the other two.

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Yes, the barrel end is quite mangled but doesn’t appear too major in the top flat photo. Looks like it’s right at the end?
Maybe it was used on a boat to dispatch sharks with a mouth shot? Or gators in Swamp People?
I’d bid on the parts if not a WRF barrel.
Pretty sure there’s easily $500 in parts; especially if someone’s looking for an early WRF barrel. Looks like a 3rd address which is correct for the s.n. range.
Overall, it’s a qizzer.
He might want to use caution as to the buyer’s State. A few would be potential trouble now-a-days.

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