Since there has been several post about the 22 caliber rifles, now I have a question. On Gunbroker.com, they have about a dozen 1906 pumps and several have the ribbed forearm and some have a smooth one. Were they available with both or what is right?
I can post photos if needed or the GB #
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From memory, I believe that the smooth (non-ribbed) slide handle stocks were used on the very early production Model 1906 rifles that were 22 Short only. Those rifles also have the internal locking lugs. Without looking it up, I do not remember what the serial number range is when the ribbed slide handle stock was introduced for the Model 1906.
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The s/n for 2 of them with ribs are
443960 and 526141 = 1914 & 1918 by Red Book
the one with smooth forearm is 306713 = 1912 by Red Book
The seller of the other smooth one hasn’t responded with a serial number.
These rifles are all in the range of $600.00 starting bids. Would this be about right? These little pumps are starting to get to me. 😮
September 29, 1993
Are you going to Cody this year? The number of displays is lagging somewhat so I decided to do a display entitled "Rare Model 1894 "Shorties" (and yes, I did borrow the phrase from you).
I will have my 18" T/D 25-35 rifle & 18" carbine that were the subject of my recent article in "The Winchester Collector" along with a high condition 16" baby carbine with 3 special order features and my recently acquired 23" rifle.
Hope you can make it!
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January 26, 2011
I have (2) 1906’s with smooth slides. #333108, and #366334. 1912, and 1913 respectively. With the 1906 being an economy version of the 1890, so to speak, I prefer the smooth slides as it gives that cheaper look to go along with the gumwood stock, hard rubber butt plate, and shorter round barrel. They seem to go for $600-$900 depending on condition. I also have an "Expert" model which I’m very fond of with the pistol grip and special slide handle. These seem to go for $1000+. It’s hard to find 1906’s in good condition. There are way more 1890’s in high condition, from what I’ve seen.