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     factory No. 10 pattern engraving. During the period Winchester promoted the No. 10 engraving as the following: “Anyone wishing to
ornament a rifle at small expense will find this style very desirable, as it possesses the characteristics of the more elaborate and costly styles.” The quality of engraving is equal to the more expensive grades Winchester offered. The receiver is decorated with fine scrollwork on punch dot background, scalloped borders, and a game scene
of a buck on the left side. The accompanying factory letter states the rifle was received in the
warehouse on January 3, 1907, and shipped on January 7 and confirms chambering in .22 WRF and checkered pistol grip
stock. Although the factory engraving is not mentioned in the letter, it is most certainly factory as confirmed by renowned firearms historian R.L. Wilson. Wilson evaluated the gun, and his conclusions are presented in his accompanying letter: “The author regards Model 1890 Takedown Rifle No. 301703 as an excellent and completely authentic example, in every respect...As was sometimes the case, the [factory] notes kept on No. 301703 missed the fact that the rifle was factory engraved. An examination of the rifle reveals that the engraving present was there from the date of manufacture. The patina and bluing are clearly the
originals, and applied at the factory following embellishments.”The barrel is marked with the two-line address/patent marking and caliber designation on the top flat
and is fitted with a dovetail beaded blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. Mounted with a twelve-groove slide handle and finely figured pistol grip stock with
a hard rubber grip cap and crescent buttplate. The left side of the lower tang is marked “2514 X.” The assembly number “2514” is repeated on the butt of the stock and back of the buttplate.
CONDITION: Fine, retaining 50% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The engraving is crisp. Patterns of original case colors remain on the buttplate. The wood is very fine with slight chipping at the toe, minor handling marks, and some wear to the overall well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent. The masterful factory engraving and deluxe configuration makes this Winchester Model 1890 slide action rifle truly special and worthy of the even the most advanced collection.
Estimate: 9,500 - 16,000
LOT 40
Antique Winchester Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle with Desirable Casehardened Receiver and Factory Letter - Serial no. 57563, 22 WRF cal., 24 1/2 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1898. Fitted with beaded blade front and elevation adjustable rear sights. The barrel is marked with the two line Winchester address in the middle of the top flat and “22 W.R.F” caliber marking
at the breech. The casehardened takedown receiver is marked with the three line model marking
on the upper tang and serial number on the lower tang. Mounted with a straight grain 12 groove forend and straight grip buttstock with casehardened buttplate. The included factory letter lists this rifle as chambered in Winchester Rimfire when received in the warehouse on
August 12, 1898, and shipped the next day on order number 1819. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 85% original blue finish on the barrel with some light muzzle wear and edge wear as well as slide retraction marks on the magazine tube and action bar. Receiver retains 70% original vibrant case colors with an attractive grey patina on the balance. Wood is very fine with some scattered minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000
LOT 41 Winchester Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle in .22 Short - Serial no. 741453, 22 RF Short cal., 24 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1930. Beaded blade front and elevation adjustable notch rear sights. The barrel inscription shows similarities to both the sixth and seventh styles with the
addition of the 1911 patent date, full “1890” year marking, and the caliber marking integrated into the stamping. Third Model receiver with exposed locking lugs, Winchester “WP” proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech,
non-factory added “WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK” roll stamp on left side of receiver, standard
loading port cut in the magazine tube, and matching numbers on the receiver and lower tang. 12 groove slide handle and smooth straight grip stock with blue steel crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine with 95% professionally restored blue finish, crisp re-rolled markings, non-factory roll mark on the receiver, and some mild slide retraction marks visible on the receiver. The wood is also very fine with some small dings and bruises and light edge wear on the buttplate. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500
       LOT 39
Desirable Factory Engraved Winchester Deluxe Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle
with Factory Letter and R.L. Wilson Letter - Serial no. 301703, 22 WRF cal., 24 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in late 1906
this deluxe Model 1890 shows beautifully executed

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