Originally Posted by Hawg
They were chambered for short, long and WRF but not all three.
They were chambered for short OR long OR WRF--and after 1919 or so
they could be found chambered for 22 Long Rifle. The 1890 was built
and marked for only one caliber/length. Has to do with the depth of the
cut in the shell lifter.
Not sure when Winchester got it figured out how to do 22 short/long/long rifle
interchangeably. Maybe the model 1906? I do know the 62 would do it.
The 22 WRF was always it's own thing with the larger diameter case. Closest
relative is the 22 WMR, but they won't interchange.