For bidding in this lot is a Winchester Model 1890 slide action rifle, chambered in .22 WRF, designed by the famed John Browning. This early gallery gun was manufactured in 1907, and features a walnut stock, with a straight grip and crescent butt-stock, blue'd receiver, 24" full octagon barrel, and a 15-round tube magazine. The rifle is marked numerous times, reading; "WINCHESTER - Trade Mark" on the tang, "Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms CO. New Haven, CONN. U.S.A. PAT. JUNE 26. 88. DEC. 6. 92. NOV. 27. 06. MAY 30. 1911 - MOD. 1980" on the left side of the barrel, "PAT. JAN. 29. 1901" on the top of the rear sight, and finally "22 WRF" near the beginning of the barrel, in front of the receiver. The rifle shows two matching serial numbers, one on the trigger assembly, and one on the receiver. The rifle is in good condition, with wear indicative of age - the barrel shows darkness, with bright rifling. The stock shows wear in the form of scattered dents which is typical of normal handling wear. Serial Number: 316197. This is a Curio & Relic long gun, and requires NICS background check, or FFL transfer.
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