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How can I purchase a magazine tube for a Winchester model

Customer Question

How can I purchase a magazine tube for a Winchester model 1890 that holds only 22 shorts. Looks like the serial number is:136812..Thank you for helping me. It was my ..moms when she was child. Thank you
JA: How can the Gunsmith help you with your firearm? Please tell me everything you can so the Gunsmith can help you best.
Customer: Pump style. 22 short only
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Gunsmith should know?
Customer: I don't think so
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  TOM replied 3 months ago.


Numrich has replacement inner and outer magazine tubes available. The 22 S,L,LR will work. The only one that will not fit is the 22 WMR tube.

You can also purchase the parts to assemble your own tube from Brownells.

Homestead has both the inner and outer tubes.

Wisners has the inner tube also, part number 4962A


Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you so much! Will this replacement part bring gun value down substantially? I'm not selling it just curious.
Thanks for your lightning fast response
Expert:  TOM replied 3 months ago.


If it is just the inner tube it will not affect the value much at all. If it is the outside tube I would deduct about 10% from the value because of the finish match to the rest of the gun. Homestead has outside tubes from original guns which I would use, a factory part will always keep the value of the gun better than an aftermarket part.


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