Winchester Model 1906 .22 Pump

Blasts From the Past: Winchester Model 1906 .22 Pump. Blasts From the Past is a weekly look at great old guns and underappreciated shooters from yesteryear. If you have photos of rare, interesting, or unusual firearms, send them to [email protected] This week’s Blast from the Past is a 1906 Winchester .22 rimfire pump. It’s a similar to the Model 90 designed by John Browning that ran a couple of weeks ago, with the addition of a more-modern round barrel and a flattened buttplate. It was a hugely successful rifle, with 700,000-some made from 1906 to 1932. There are 729,000 like it, but this one was Jim’s.” This is my Uncle Jim’s Winchester Model 1906 .22 pump. Notice I didn’t say “my” Winchester Model 1906. Uncle Jim passed away from the effects of the war a few years before I was born. Having no children, Jim’s brother passed the .22 along to me to be its caretaker shortly before his own death.
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Uncle Jim’s heirloom Winchester.

Blasts From the Past is a weekly look at great old guns and underappreciated shooters from yesteryear. If you have photos of rare, interesting, or unusual firearms, send them to [email protected]

This week’s Blast from the Past is a 1906 Winchester .22 rimfire pump. It’s a similar to the Model 90 designed by John Browning that ran a couple of weeks ago, with the addition of a more-modern round barrel and a flattened buttplate. It was a hugely successful rifle, with 700,000-some made from 1906 to 1932. What makes this one special is its owner, but that’s a story for its caretaker, Jason, to tell. I will only add that, in this case, it’s…

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