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Model 1890 case colors...opinions?
January 9, 2014
8:58 am
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Looking for an experienced eye for case coloring. Do these colors look authentic or original? Amazing price appreciation 😯

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=386200266

http://www.gunauction.com/buy/12328295/

January 9, 2014
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Not unless Winchester used cold bluing and a Q Tip in their Case hardening process

January 9, 2014
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That's the way I see it also. Too bad this stuff is on the market, but makes for amusing reading and valuable lessons.

January 10, 2014
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Here is what real Winchester Model 1890 case colors look like on my 1895 produced gun. The rash of little brown specks turned out to be just old hardened grease and wiped off with solvent!

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January 13, 2014
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What would a person expect to pay for a 1890 2nd model-22 WRF with 90% case colors and the barrel blue in 97% condition? Any thoughts? Buddy has one and is getting ready to sell but no price yet!

January 14, 2014
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$3000 and up depending on the 90% and how vivid.

January 14, 2014
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You can look at this being offered at Day's Rifle for $12,500 but has been there for a while: http://www.dayswinchesters.com/189022lr838xxx.htm
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January 14, 2014
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Thanks for posting the pictures! Looks like a nice gun and the price is hefty also! The gun I am looking at is very comparable to this one and has been in his collection for over 35 years. It has vivid colors and I am being pretty conservative at 90%. What percentage CC would you say the two guns pictured are? This gun would match up to either one of them. Im also sure that he will want more than $3000.00. I was figuring close to $6000. Thanks again for posting!

January 14, 2014
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johnohio said
Thanks for posting the pictures! Looks like a nice gun and the price is hefty also! The gun I am looking at is very comparable to this one and has been in his collection for over 35 years. It has vivid colors and I am being pretty conservative at 90%. What percentage CC would you say the two guns pictured are? This gun would match up to either one of them. Im also sure that he will want more than $3000.00. I was figuring close to $6000. Thanks again for posting!

Send me some pictures when he gets ready to sell it. I'm assuming the bore is perfect. Has your friend considered putting it up for auction on GB? That way he could post whatever price he wanted, and work down until it sells.

James

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