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Old 08-10-2008, 04:04 AM   #1
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Hi everyone.....I found this rifle metal detecting, could anyone give me any information about It ?
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:02 AM   #2
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Hi everyone.....I found this rifle metal detecting, could anyone give me any information about It ?
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Well---it's really rusty. Probably not the information you are looking for?

Does it have any indication that it had a magazine tube underthe barrel?
Is there a dovetail in the bottom of the barrel toward the muzzle?
If so it MIGHT be a Winchester mdl 1890 22 cal pump gun.

Can you take some close up pix of each side of the receiver? Can you
see any markings on the barrel top?

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Hi Bill....thanks for taking a look.....I will post some close up shots and see If that helps......The barrel seems to be a hexagon shape If thats any help. To rusty to see any markings on the top of the barrel.

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I can't help you-- but man that is a cool find. I wonder what the story is behind it. I'd be great as a wall hanging-- super conversation starter.

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Think the gent that said Winchester 1890 may have named it. See link to photo:http://homesteadfirearms.com/cart2/cartimages/product/426win90whole.jpg

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Thanks c3shooter......that sure looks like It.

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Yup---Pretty sure that's a 1890. Good pictures! It could also be a Winchester 1906, but most of the 1906's had round barrels. Winchester made a zillion 1890's . Some of the early ones were solid frame. Your somewhat rifle shaped piece of rust is a takedown model. There are two places for a serial number on a takedown. One on the tang, one on the bottom of the frame in front of the trigger mechanism toward the muzle end. You might do a little GENTLE cleaning on the bottom frame location and see if there is a readable number. If there is we can determine year of manufacture.

A little further research----Your gun is a standard 3rd model 1890.
Manufactured between 1907 and 1940.

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where and how did ya find it?

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Thanks for all your help guy's......greatly appreciated.

I found It at low tide In a slough (BC,Canada) with a metal detector, It was buried in mud and silt. Also got a 1914 nickel that day and a 1918 large cent.

Thank you once again.

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Ummm, I dropped that. Can I have it back now?

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