Need info on a Winchester 190 .22 rifle


December 17, 2008, 09:49 PM
My wife's parents moved into our home acouple of weeks ago and they wanted me to bring some stuff from their home. They are getting along in age (76 years young) and will soon be needing help to get around.
Among other things that they wanted brought from their home was a shotgun (Western Field 16 Ga.), a Stoeger Luger .22 cal. handgun, and 2 winchester .22 cal. rifles. One is a model 74 and the other is a model 190. I have a model 74, so I know about them. What I need is some information about the model 190 semi-auto.
I fired it today and it was quick and accurate. My father-in-law said that he bought it from one of my Brother-in-laws some years back for $100 and has never fired it. I was just needing any info that you all may have about it. I was put 10 rounds in the tube, but I know it will hold more, but how many more is still a mystery.
Thanks in advance

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December 17, 2008, 09:58 PM
I have one....
Poor trigger
Very, Very accurate
The barrel nut will come loose eventually, causing ignition problems, so you will need to tighten it (use the search function)
It holds 16 rounds?

Thats about it. Its a fun gun and pretty comparable to a Marlin 60 I think


December 17, 2008, 10:03 PM
Thanks HB. It sure seems to be a good shooter. The wood is scratched a little from years of being shuffled around in a closet. I may refinish the stock if my Dad inlaw doesn't mind. The bluing is a little dingy and a little surface rust, but nothing too terrible.

December 17, 2008, 10:35 PM
Mine is in great condition is one of my favorite squirrel guns

December 17, 2008, 10:45 PM
i have been told that the model 290 is the same rifle, except for the wood furniture. Seems that parts would be abundant. Thanks HB.

December 17, 2008, 11:50 PM
The trigger pull can be improved by taking a hard stone to remove a very small hump on the surface of the sear. Have gunsmith do the work .The trigger pull on my Win 190 was off the scale, Must have ben about a 15 Lb pull before it got a tune up.. Also keep the bolt face and sides clean.

December 17, 2008, 11:58 PM
The 190 was THE first gun I ever bought. I bought mine from K-Mart for $48 with a crappy 22 scope included. That was about 1974 IIRC.

I think they will shoot s,l,&lr rounds. I never shot anything but the LR rounds myself. It will say on the barrel.

My barrel nut did loosen. Its a common problem with them. Its easy to fix though. Unless its really bad I wouldn't refinish it.

I wish I had kept mine but I stupidly traded it for something. I now have basicly the same gun in 22 mag that is lever operated. Its is a Sears model 5. I think the Winchester model # is 255.

They are good guns. I don't remember ever having a misfeed of any kind. Just the barrel problem and thats an easy fix.

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