October 20, 2021
I recently inherited my grandfather’s 1890 Winchester. I don’t know a lot about the gun. I know it was my granddad’s when he was young. He shot squirrels with it, as did my dad, and myself when I was young. It still works fairly well. The pump mechanism is a little wonky, surely due to age and use. The serial number 608961. I have submitted and order for a factory letter. Just wondering if someone could offer any advice any ways to “tighten” the pump slide so it’s not so wobbly, or if that’s even possible. I don’t want to jeopardize the value of the gun in anyway. The wood is in pretty good shape and most of the original bluing is in tact. Any other knowledge someone could share about this gun would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to having my grandson shoot this gun as a 5th generation user in a few years.
Thanks for any help you may offer here.
April 15, 2005
Unfortunately, you will not be receiving a factory letter for your August 1917 production Model 1890. The original records (at the CFM) end at S/N 329999.
In regards to the loose (wobbly) slide action, are you sure that the take down screw is fully tightened?
WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member