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An original Winchester gallery gun

JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,067 Senior Member
edited January 19 in General Firearms #1

It's a John & Matthew Browning design....hows that Zee ? :smile:


A Winchester pump model 1890
Chambered in 22 Long
That was probably the key to me getting it.


I saw it while picking up that S&W model 19.
I asked about it and was told the guy who brought it in said it wasn't working.

We checked it out and the lifter seemed fine. He said if I wanted it the parts were worth around 300.

I bit...put it in the closet.
I Picked it up today and headed straight to the range.
Well not exactly straight there were turns along the way.

At the range I couldn't get it to feed. Bummer.
I did shoot it single shots at a time and it was dead on.

Got it home took it somewhat apart cleaned it some oiled it some and actually read the 22 long.

Went in the ammo stash put some of those 22 Longs  in and voila. It picks me up and spits me out.

It's no safe queen but I'm liking finally having a pump 22.
Pretty dainty pump on it too.

I am a sucker for 22's 
I'm really a sucker for one with an octagon barrel :blush:





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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,546 Senior Member
    It was pre ordained you should own it. You are probably the only one around that actually has a stash of .22 Long :D  Nice find. Congrats! 
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 2,979 Senior Member
    edited January 19 #3
    You’re killing me.  That’s a gun that has eluded me for a long time.  Great pickup!!!
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,112 Senior Member
    I hate you...seriously cool old rifle...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,067 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    It was pre ordained you should own it. You are probably the only one around that actually has a stash of .22 Long :D  Nice find. Congrats! 
    I was a bit panicky thinking it really wasn't working right....lol

    Pretty stoked when I put the longs in and it went.... kachink kachink kachink
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,067 Senior Member
    You’re killing me.  That’s a gun that has eluded me for a long time.  Great pickup!!!
    Thanks brother.
    We should talk about that 75.
    It's out of the safe
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,067 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    I hate you...seriously cool old rifle...
    I guess were even for some of yours I've lusted after then :smile:
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 2,979 Senior Member
    You’re killing me.  That’s a gun that has eluded me for a long time.  Great pickup!!!
    Thanks brother.
    We should talk about that 75.
    It's out of the safe
    I have an idea….  
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,135 Senior Member
    I have one of those in  22wrf
    Great little gun
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,067 Senior Member
    Nice Ron love to see it.
    Of course I have WRF ammo too
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,687 Senior Member
    I have one in .22 short that belonged to my grandfather. 

    I found a box of CCI .22 Long in Academy about a year or so ago. First I had ever seen so I bought it
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,455 Senior Member
    edited January 20 #12
    That’s one of your cooler finds in my opinion!!!
    I LIKe that gun!

    Can you still find .22 Long or do you have to feed from your stash alone?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 2,979 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    That’s one of your cooler finds in my opinion!!!
    I LIKe that gun!

    Can you still find .22 Long or do you have to feed from your stash alone?
    You can still find it.  CCI makes quite a bit of it.
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 2,979 Senior Member
    Aquila Colibri should work in it too.
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 2,979 Senior Member
    Nice Ron love to see it.
    Of course I have WRF ammo too
    I’m shocked…. NOT 🤣
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,135 Senior Member
    WRF shows up at the gunshows fairly often.  I stocked up on a bunch when i used to go to the gunshows.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 2,979 Senior Member
    Works well in Ruger convertible single-sixes too.
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,324 Senior Member
    I snagged my 1906 .22LR version as my original "get over the orthodox competition shooting" mindset; picked up the later production 62A version just because.

    That design is a GREAT one!  Possibly my #1 pick for last gun to remain running after all others have crumbled to dust.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • JaphyJaphy Posts: 275 Member
    Very nice!
    I gave away a Winchester 62A last year. Similar action, same hammer, and takedown screw.  Gave it to a favorite nephew  my father gave it to me. 
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,067 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    That’s one of your cooler finds in my opinion!!!
    I LIKe that gun!

    Can you still find .22 Long or do you have to feed from your stash alone?
    Just to me as I'm a hunter at heart  and also a wood junkie my coolest find probably was the double barrel fox.



  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,067 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    I snagged my 1906 .22LR version as my original "get over the orthodox competition shooting" mindset; picked up the later production 62A version just because.

    That design is a GREAT one!  Possibly my #1 pick for last gun to remain running after all others have crumbled to dust.
    I didn't date this yet but I think it's close to yours 1907 or 8
  • JaphyJaphy Posts: 275 Member
    Bigslug said:
    I snagged my 1906 .22LR version as my original "get over the orthodox competition shooting" mindset
    I fondly remember winning a $5 bet with the 62A. Stuck a dime on a fence post with gum stepped off 50 paces then nailed it offhand. Yeah it was probably a 1 in 100 but I picked up the fiver
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,067 Senior Member
    Japhy said:
    Very nice!
    I gave away a Winchester 62A last year. Similar action, same hammer, and takedown screw.  Gave it to a favorite nephew  my father gave it to me. 

    Very nice
    To me that's the way guns should go.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,546 Senior Member
    It's hard not to have fun with a pump .22 
    Mine is an old Sears branded Winchester who's model # escapes me at the moment. Still wears it's original 3/4" rimfire scope. I really need to take it squirrel hunting or something. 
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,324 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    I snagged my 1906 .22LR version as my original "get over the orthodox competition shooting" mindset; picked up the later production 62A version just because.

    That design is a GREAT one!  Possibly my #1 pick for last gun to remain running after all others have crumbled to dust.
    I didn't date this yet but I think it's close to yours 1907 or 8
    Mine's actually a child of the 1930's.  It was probably made at the very tail end of production when they were cleaning up the leftover parts before shifting over to the 62A.  Was pretty clearly a working gun as the original stock had gotten totally blown apart at the wrist and had been patched together with metal strapping band, screws and nuts.  Hokee, but if it's what you have to make food. . .

    The 1890 had the crescent buttplate and usually the octagonal barrels.  The 1906 was more pedestrian with gum wood, flat hard rubber buttplate, and round barrels.

    Here's mine with the walnut replacement I installed alongside one of my 67's.  The Dustbowl Okies (I like to imagine them as Dustbowl Okies) wore it darn near white, but they took good care of it - bore's still shiny.  I think I spent about as much on the wood as the rifle. :D


    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,067 Senior Member
    Was the length of pull short on these ?
    It is on this one.
    Just trying to see if it's as it should be.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    Awesome! And….you inhale vigorously!
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,186 Senior Member
    Out of curiosity, will it fire if you hold down the trigger and pump away with some vigor, buddy in high school had one like that.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,067 Senior Member
    edited January 21 #29
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Out of curiosity, will it fire if you hold down the trigger and pump away with some vigor, buddy in high school had one like that.
    I'll try it's in the truck right now :wink:
    I think the Colt lightning's will.

    ok yes it will.
    it was so fast I questioned it.

    I Went through about half a box with no issue.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,324 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Out of curiosity, will it fire if you hold down the trigger and pump away with some vigor, buddy in high school had one like that.
    The Winchester pumps didn't have disconnectors until the 1200/1300, and they added them to the Miroku re-issues of the Model 12 in the1980's or '90's (whenever that was).  The older stuff - manual full auto!

    The model 61 was their pump with no external hammer.  Can't remember if that one would slam fire or not...
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,067 Senior Member
    The older stuff - manual full auto!

    That is a good way of describing it. The report was "almost" in unison.
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