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I have a 1890 Winchester 22 cal short pump serial 615375

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I have a 1890 Winchester 22 cal short pump serial 615375 year 1919 27363 made. what kind of value am I looking at?
John
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  Bill replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I would be glad to help you any way that I can by answering your question to the best of my ability.
Here is some info on the Winchester Model 1890 and the current Blue Book values:
MODEL 1890 - .22 S, L, LR, or WRF rimfire, cals. are non-interchangeable (don´t shoot a .22 S in a gun chambered for .22 L) and the barrel is marked for single cal. only, visible hammer, solid-frame (first 15,000) or takedown, 24 in. octagonal barrel, case hardened receivers until 1901, model nomenclature changed to Model 90 circa 1919 at approx. ser. no. range 640,000. Approx. 849,000 mfg. between 1890-1932.
Current values for Model 1890 Third Model Takedown w/Blue Finish; most commonly encountered Model 1890, post-1901 manufacture:
98%: $3000
95%: $2000
90%: $1250
80%: $825
70%: $650
Here is some info to help you grade it:
PHOTO PERCENTAGE GRADING SYSTEM CONVERSION GUIDELINES -
New/Perfect – 100% condition with or without box. 100% on currently manufactured firearms assumes NIB (New In Box) condition and not sold previously at retail.
Mint – typically 98%-99% condition with almost no observable wear. Probably sold previously at retail, and may have been shot occasionally.
Excellent – 95%+ - 98% condition.
Very Good – 80% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).
Good - 60% – 80% condition (all parts/finish should be original).
Fair – 20% - 60% condition (all parts/finish may or may not be original, but must function properly and shoot).
Poor – under 20% condition (shooting not a factor).
NRA MODERN CONDITION DESCRIPTIONS -
New – not previously sold at retail, in same condition as current factory production.
Perfect – in new condition in every respect, may have previously been sold at retail.
Excellent – near new condition, used but little, no noticeable marring of wood or metal, bluing near perfect (except at muzzle or sharp edges).
Very Good – in perfect working condition, no appreciable wear on working surfaces, no corrosion or pitting, only minor surface dents or scratches.
Good – in safe working condition, minor wear on working surfaces, no broken parts, no corrosion or pitting that will interfere with proper functioning.
Fair – in safe working condition, but well worn, perhaps requiring replacement of minor parts or adjustments which should be indicated in advertisement, no rust, but may have corrosion pits which do not render article unsafe or inoperable.

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