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Chamber Re-Lining: Bringing a Winchester 1890 back to shootable condition


The client brought his vintage Winchester 1890 .22 WRF to us for a top to bottom restoration. We first cleaned and lubed the 1890 to remove years of gummy residue and oil build-up. The smiths determined the chamber was peened from too much dry-firing. This is a **very** common problem with older .22s, but thankfully most modern designs stop the firing pin from hitting the chamber when dry fired. We ended up installing a new chamber liner, ensuring the rifle would once again fire reliably.

Once the smiths resolved the mechanical issues, our restoration guys reblued the metal and refinished the stock/forend. Now, it's back to firing condition and lookin' mighty fine!