Winchester 1890 Gallery 22S 2nd Mdl TakeDn 1903 VG
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Item 670075148
Location Conroe, TX 77385
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Winchester Model 1890 “Gallery” Pump Rifle, Caliber .22 Short. Built in 1903 (s/n 164xxx on lower tang only), this is a 2nd Model Takedown with blue finish. NRA (Antique) Very Good condition. Includes a “Black Sheep” brand padded soft case. Don't miss this highly collectible specimen!

Having commissioned the design from the great John Browning himself, Winchester built nearly 850,000 of these light pump 22's in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The first successful slide-action .22 rifle, the gun was easy to use, inexpensive, and very accurate. Not only extremely popular for pest control, plinking and general shooting, they were widely used in amusement arcades and shooting galleries around the turn of the last century, hence the nickname “Gallery” or “Arcade” rifle. Winchester built three versions of the Model 1890 during its production life. This specimen is a relatively early (1903) 2nd Model Blue Takedown, indicated by its serial number (164xxx), original-style blued receiver, and serial number location (lower tang only). Early variants of the Model 1890 like this are still very much in demand and are highly prized by collectors. Check this out if you are looking for a great example of early Winchester craftsmanship!

This model is a Model 1890 “2nd Model” Takedown with blue finished receiver. Tables on “” date the serial number to 1903. The old-style receiver without external locking cuts for the bolt, prominent takedown thumb screw on the left of the receiver, and presence of only one serial number on the lower tang place this specimen firmly in the 2nd Model series. Caliber is .22 Short only – note that these rifles were chambered for only one caliberthey are not interchangeable with other .22 variants. Original finish was blue overall, including the 24” octagonal barrel, mag tube, and receiver / trigger / tang group. The stock wood is straight-grained, dark walnut capped with a bright-steel, smooth, crescent butt plate. The 12-groove, slender walnut slide is darker than the stock wood with oil and age. Markings on the barrel top flat include the caliber just in front of the receiver and “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. PAT. JUNE 26, 88, DEC. 6, 92.midway along the barrel. The rear sight leaf, which is adjustable for elevation only, bears a patent date of “JAN 29, 1901and the serial number is located on the lower tang. Small, unaligned assembly(?) stamps “B, “11, “12are on the lower front of the receiver. The dovetailed front sight is a long low blade with stamped “MARBLEand “SHEARDon its base wings. There is no manual safety on this gun other than a ½ cock notch – safe gun-handling discipline is imperative with this piece. The rifle is single-action and operation is simple. With the magazine plunger pulled back from the front, .22 Short rounds are loaded into the mag tube through a port just in front of the slide before re-seating and twist-locking the plunger. The action is locked unless the hammer is fully forward. From this position, pumping the slide 2 or so inches chambers a round, locks the bolt and leaves the hammer cocked ready to fire. Decocking the hammer to full or ½ cock is a manual process – good trigger-finger discipline is essential. Although this rifle seems to be fully functional, it has not been inspected or test fired. Please note that you should have this carbine thoroughly checked by a gunsmith familiar with the type if you intend to shoot it. It is offered in this auction as a collector's item only. The zippered Black Sheep padded soft case has a padded vinyl exterior in tan and brown with a padded fabric interior. This specimen seems to be a correct, original-condition M 1890 2nd Model Takedown. Don't Miss!

Part of an estate liquidation, this carbine is in (NRA Antique) Very Good condition. The action is smooth and solid. Although the rifling is well defined, the bore is dark with light pitting, old lubricant, and old caked-on fouling, traces of which also show up in the angles of the bolt face. Overall original metal finish condition is estimated at 75% with finish on most external metal contours and flats intact, but most corners and edges shiny, particularly around the muzzle. Stampings on the barrel and receiver are even and clear—the gun does not appear to have been polished or refinished. Finish is thinnest on the top of the receiver and the tangs, and receiver finish has uniformly faded to plum-brown. Finish on the barrel and mag tube has faded less and is darker blue except on the top barrel flat behind the rear sight and on the mag tube behind the slide. Finish is thin, brown or absent on the front sight and mag-tube mounting brackets. The crescent butt plate is bright bare metal although a ghost of color shows up around the screw in the top plate tang. The mag tube is also worn to bare metal for the 2-or-so inches under the travel path of the slide (in front of the slide) due to normal operation of the action over the years. There are also light wear streaks on the finish of the lower barrel flats at this location for the same reason. The mag-tube mount brackets are loose in their dovetails on the lower barrel face although this issue does not seem to affect function. The gun is free of rust except on the rear face of (and probably under) the sheet metal rear sight, some of which has transferred as light staining to the top barrel flat adjacent to the sight. Otherwise, there are only a few small patches of roughened texture due to incipient pitting, mostly along the barrel angles where the finish has worn off. The metal has a very low density of the typical dents, scuffs, scratches and mars typically found on a gun this age. The most obvious are some peening of the front sight base (drift adjustment for windage?), some dings on the upper barrel flat just in front of the receiver, and a field of scratches and other tool marks on the left receiver flat just in front of the action arm plate. The wood is well worn and dark with use and age, and has started to shrink away from the receiver at the wrist. The ridges on the slide are also rounded with use. However, there are no major gouges or chips in the wood and there are relatively few and light old handling bruises and dents in the wood. The Black Sheep soft case is in Excellent condition. This 114-year old rifle has been well-maintained over the years. It's a great example of its type from early in the last century.



Approx. 5 lbs, 12 oz

Barrel Length / OAL

24 in / 40 ½ in


Marble “Sheard” dovetailed front blade / Rear Notch adj. for elev

Caliber / Feed System

.22 Short (only) / .22 under-barrel fixed tube system


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You are not purchasing this item on behalf of another person (except as a gift) or with the intention of transferring same to any individual who fails to meet federal, state, or local  buyer's criteria, and possession of this firearm does not violate local laws or regulations where you live, tangible proof of which you must provide before sale closing and shipment if requested by seller. You are not purchasing this  firearm with the intention of committing any crime or unlawful injury to yourself or another, or with the intention of engaging in commercial trade in firearms unless duly licensed by federal and state authorities.  If you privately re-sell this firearm, you  will do so in a responsible manner to a responsible person or through a licensed dealer if you have any question about the buyer's background or right to buy a firearm.

You are capable of safely storing and handling this firearm and understand the main rules of gun safety, including always (1)  keeping the gun pointed in a safe direction, (2) keeping  your finger off the trigger until safe to shoot, (3) keeping the gun unloaded until ready to shoot, and (4)  assuming a gun is loaded until checked.  Possession and use of any firearm is potentially dangerous and may result in serious injury or death. You will follow manufacturer's instructions for this firearm, if any, and are trained in the proper and safe use of this firearm.  You assume all risk connected in any way with the possession and use of this firearm, and will hold the Seller harmless from and to indemnify Seller against any and all liability arising out of any possession or use of this firearm.

You accept this item in "as is" condition from Seller, who makes no warranty of any kind as to the condition or performance of this item except as described in this auction.  The only warranty provided is that provided by the manufacturer of the firearm, if any. The Seller  relies upon the truth and accuracy of information furnished by the manufacturer and previous owner of this firearm, with respect to use, operation, safety, maintenance and all other matters respecting this item, and all information furnished, if any,  has been furnished in reliance on the truth and accuracy of information provided by the manufacturer and previous owner of this item.

Model 1890 Gallery Rifle
.22 Short
Barrel Length
24 inch
Win 1890  
Mfg Part Number
Winchester 1890 2nd Mdl TD  
10.00 Pounds