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Old December 26, 2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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1890 Winchester

I just purchased a 1890 Ser# 44890. It is a 22 short but the magizine opening is sized for 22 long.. Is this typical?
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Old December 27, 2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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Early 1890s had a triangluar feed slot opening, later ones had a dartridge shaped feed slot for the magazine. AFAIK, they were all the same.
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Old December 28, 2011, 03:38 PM   #3
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They were the same; there was no need for different tubes.

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Old December 28, 2011, 10:34 PM   #4
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Then the tube's cartridge opening would need to be long enough for the .22 W.R.F. cartridge which is 1.160"
Vs the long rifle at under 1 inch and about .025" diameter difference.
The outside diameter of the magazine tube on my 1890 .22 W.R.F. is 0.434"
My rifle dates to 1912 #4563XX Yours dates to 1897.
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Old December 29, 2011, 07:20 PM   #5
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Thank you for the information. It was extremely helpful.
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