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Old 08-29-2016, 07:42 PM
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So I've had a 1926 Winchester 1890 for years. The rifling is very light and pitted throughout. It lockes up tight as can be (much better than even a new Taurus/Rossi) but patterned rather than grouped. My wife finally gave the go-ahead for a reline.

That sounds good but I wasn't ready to quit just yet. The last time I shot it, the take down screw would start to loosen just at over 50 shells.

I was able to completely remove the screw after driving out the pin, wrapped the threads in Teflon tape, and tightened with a quarter just shy of cursing levels. Wouldn't you know, CCI SV lead round nose out shot a literally mint Remington 121. I also shot CCI quiets, Winchester and Remington subsonics with equal results. Those really are some fine iron sights, which unfortunately seems to be an after thought at best for most guns now.

Yet another example that pitted bores don't necessarily mean your gun is toast. I'll post target pics next time I shoot her but wow what a difference! That pesky takedown screw can sure throw groups. These old gals still need to be fed and above all enjoyed even if it's twice a year.

Raving, not ranting.
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:26 PM
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Despite the fact that this M1890 was made in 1907 and the bbl. shot out, it still retains most of its accuracy. It is a 22 Long. Hard to find ammo for it these days. Big Larry

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