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Old 03-20-2017, 07:29 PM
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Great job. I love to read about this kind of restoration.
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That one makes my heart go pitter patter. It's way nicer than mine.
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I would be proud to own such a fine example of the breed. Took completely apart a 1907 sample the other day that had nickel plated receiver and butt plate. Wonderful experience delving into the high quality built into this rifle. Sharp edges, yes I too found some. The only thing regretful in my case, and more reason for you to feel fortunate, was that the bore is fairly rough making this one a wall hanger or a candidate for a reline.
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...and here's the follow-up

Got the 1890 out for our desert run last weekend. With all our other activities I neglected to lay some clays downrange, but nevertheless the results were rewarding. We had a number of reactive steel targets, and in general I had no problem achieving better than 90% hits. But hitting paper is more revealing of accuracy. Clearly not a target gun, I was able to put 10 rounds into a 2" diamond at about 50 feet, shooting offhand. Trigger is a little stiff, but there's no takeup and no creep - my guess is that it's typical of the breed before product liability attorneys got involved. Good enough for recreational purposes!



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I'm green with envy! That's as nice an 1890 as you'll see, and with a bright bore, just wow! I need one to complement my collection of Winchester pumps, but so far I've been unable to find one with attributes of both condition and price. Good for you for keeping, appreciating and shooting this gem!
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