Re: Win. Model 1890 .22 WRF
Per the original factory serialization records (in possession of the Cody Firearms Museum), production of the Model 1890 reached serial number 846022 on June 6th, 1932 (when regular production was ceased).
From June of 1932 through November of 1949 parts clean-up production continued through serial number 854747 (the final serial number).
Starting at serial number 713200, there are at least several thousand Model 06 parts clean-up rifles that were assembled using Model 90 serial numbers.
Serial number 818804 was manufactured in October of 1929.
While Ned Schwing's book on the .22 Slide-action rifles is a superb reference document, he for what-ever reason did not find all of the (later) production records. As a result, his book is in error concerning the late production Model 90 and 06 rifles.
Real Men own and shoot a Winchester SINGLE-SHOT!
Last edited by Bert H.; 11-12-2012 at 12:32 PM..