model 90 win. .22 cal
i am cleaning up an old shooter for a friend and for all practical purposes it is a mod. 90 win. in .22 cal. except stamped on the barrel is "winchester proof steel- model 61- 22 S. L. or LR" in that order, This shooter has an "S" cut crescent butt w/metal butt plate, and the dove tail screw on rear sight, and a 24" barrel, all typical of the mod. 90. What I read in the blue book about the mod. 61 is that there were about 350,000 made starting in 1932 and the mod. 90 was discontinued in 1932 with a total number around 683,000. The serial number on this one is 682,095. So, my question is, what am i looking at? Everything on this firearm has the same patina, factory looking stuff, so i am certain the barrel was never swapped. This shooter has been in the same family for about 70 yrs. It just got passed from father to daughter. Would a mod.61 barrel even fit a mod. 90 ? I'm trying to post some pictures from my e-mail but until then any thoughts? Thanks in advance.