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Old 10-09-2019, 04:37 PM
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I think the low collector interest is due to itís short production run. Not too many people have ever seen one.

Winchester produced 32,000 model-490ís starting in 1974 at their Oberg, Ontario, Canada plant and carried them in their catalogue for a few years.

Winchester stopped production of the model-490 to gear up for 1976 Bi-centennial lever action commemoratives.

It takes a while to set up a production line so 1976 weapons were probably built in 1975 which surely had an effect on the brevity of model-490 production.

As time goes by, more collectors will discover this beauty and values will rise.
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