John M. Browning’s Greatest Hits - Episode 3
His solution was the simple yet elegant Model 1890 slide-action rifle. Mr. Browning solved the feeding problem by designing a finger-like cartridge stop that reliably metered a single 22 Short cartridge from the tubular magazine and aligned it precisely with the chamber just as the fired cartridge was ejected.
The first Model 1890s were made with a fixed frame and barrel. Three years later a takedown variant like the one shown here was made available. In 1906 a refined version (which was obviously called the Model 1906) was introduced that could handle almost any .22 rimfire cartridge then on the market. In 1932 a further refined design called the Model 62 was introduced and, along with the Model 62A, remained in production until 1958.
Copyright Browning, 2018. Written by Browning staff writer Scott Engen. Photos are copyright by Browning and/or Winchester Repeating Arms (used with permission) or are in the public domain or as indicated in the caption.