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The classic Winchester Model 1890 has appeared in popular movies such as The Green Mile (1999) and video games like Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018). Now, thanks to us, this historic firearm can be a part of your gun collection.

Winchester Model 1890 History

Known as the “gallery gun”, the Winchester 1890 is a slide-action repeating rifle designed by John Browning and produced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. The gun was first manufactured in 1890 with later serial numbers produced until 1949. The Model 180 was the second repeating slide action .22 rifle ever developed and manufactured. The 1890 proved to be the most successful repeating rimfire rifle for general all-around shooting produced by Winchester.

Very Rare Winchester 1890 Pistol .22 Short for Auction

Now’s your chance to add a true piece of American history to your gun collection. Compass has a very rare prototype Winchester Model 1890 slide-action pistol chambered in .22 short available for auction this Saturday, October 29th! This handmade pistol was made by an employee in the custom shop at the Winchester factory. This is a truly custom piece. Other Model 1890s were manufactured as a rifle; however this specific gun was originally manufactured as a pistol. It was not cut down from a rifle.

If you have any questions about this pistol, please feel free to reach out to anyone on our firearms team!

October Firearms & Ammo Auction

You can find the Winchester 1890 Pistol in the October Firearms & Ammo catalog. The catalog also includes other classic firearms including a Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver and a Springfield Armory US Rifle M1A .308. The auction begins on October 29 @ 10am ET. Pre-bidding is open now! The auction will take place live and online. Take a look at our Auction Crash Course to learn how to register and bid for the auction.

If you have any question about any of the auction items, feel free to give us a call at 800-729-6466 or shoot us an email at

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